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Leep Outdoor Advertising Takes Space in Two Main Street Buildings

Leep Outdoor Advertising has moved its offices to the Packard Building located at 1325 Main Street in Midtown. The move allows Leep Outdoor to grow and provide better space for its employees. At the same time, the company has leased space in the Theater District to showcase the company’s work.

Lee Patterson, owner of Leep Outdoor says the move came out of nowhere. “It wasn’t supposed to happen so quickly. It was just an idea at the time, driving around the city with my girlfriend looking at vacant commercial windows and sites, which is what I always do as it is my business to advertise in them. The Packard immediately spoke to me, so I made the call to do a walk through.  After that, it was easy. Negotiating terms with an ambitious broker and a motivated owner on the same page makes things happen.”

Bill Heussler of Realty USA brokered the deal and really went through leaps and bounds to make a great deal happen.

“He knew exactly what my needs were as well as the demands from the property owner and developer Larry Reagan of Reagan Development and put it together and really pleased everybody,” said Patterson.

The Packard office is about 8,000 sq.ft. and has plenty of room for Leep Outdoor to grow its sales force, design team, and installers. Leep will also provide space to firms that the company can partner with to share services such as legal, creative, accounting, etc. There is also over 4,000 sq.ft. of stunning event space with Spanish style terracotta tile floors and a two-sided staircase with original wrought iron rails. It is perfect for small corporate meetings, dinners, wine events and weddings.

Leep was previously located at 155 Chandler Street. The company will continue to utilize the Chandler space for storage purposes.

emiLeep Outdoor also acquired 1,500 sq.ft. of space in the EMI Building located at 704 Main Street in the heart of the Theatre District. However, Patterson explains that the Main Street space or “the Tupper office” was taken primarily to display his services in the windows that has substantial foot traffic and now, auto traffic.

Lee adds that he plans to work with creative and entertainment companies and organizations to host small art exhibits, photo shoots, screenings and wine events in the space.

“This is a really exciting time for me,” said Patterson. “At this time last year I just arrived to Buffalo for a weekend and was going back to California. Now, I plan to call Buffalo home base for my company that provides advertising in the largest markets in the country.”

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  • BeardedBuffalonian


  • greenca

    Technically, no, but it is an apt description of the area halfway between the CBD and UB South Campus.

  • BeardedBuffalonian
    there is if enough people find the area distinctive enough to merit a name and decide that this one fits.  all neighborhood names already is use arose by this very folk process.
    what, did you think that there is a city government commission that formally establishes geographic nicknames and punishes unauthorized ones?

  • Celebrate visual pollution!

  • Jack F

    BeardedBuffalonian While not commonly used, some refer to mid Main St (centered around Ferry-Utica) as “midtown”, including Midtown Bible Church and Buffalo Rising:  I’ve never seen it used to describe anything off of Main St.

  • keetz4

    “This is a really exciting time for me,” said Patterson. “At this time last year I just arrived to Buffalo for a weekend and was going back to California. Now, I plan to call Buffalo home base for my company that provides advertising in the largest markets in the country.”
    Who was it that said people would not move to Buffalo because of the weather.?

  • BeardedBuffalonian

    greenca BeardedBuffalonian 
    No it’s not! This is just another effort by Buffalo Rising to falsely brand a neighborhood to make it sound hip and sophisticated. Buffalo Rising soooooo wishes Buffalo was NYC, or Portland. While most of us enjoy the fact it’s not.

  • BeardedBuffalonian

    grad94 BeardedBuffalonian 
    Yes, that’s exactly what I think (insert eyes rolling). Naming happens organically, ie Larkin Square. You can’t just start branding a neighborhood, because you think it will make it cool at hip. If you went around Buffalo saying, “wow, I just went to this great restaurant in Mid-town” people would first think you were talking about NYC. Then when they realize you’re talking about Buffalo, they’d start laughing at you.

  • BeardedBuffalonian
    let me see if i have this right.  developer-led branding (there is nothing “organic” about the name larkin square) is laughable:

    but so is grassroots nicknaming: a blogger calling it ‘midtown’ ten years ago and bro using the same name today:

  • BeardedBuffalonian greenca Just because it wasn’t originally called this 100 years ago doesn’t mean it can’t be today. People need to be open to change and new things.

  • BeardedBuffalonian

    grad94 BeardedBuffalonian 
    Here’s a test. Go stand in “Midtown” and ask ten people where “Midtown” is and see what they say.

  • BeardedBuffalonian

    Buffaboy BeardedBuffalonian greenca 
    It has nothing to do with change, yet it has 100% to do with a certain online website which continually tries to rebrand neighborhoods to fit their urban yuppie persona.

  • buffalorr

    BeardedBuffalonian–This area was already given a name over 100 years ago which is “Cold Springs”. I’m not sure exactly why or when the media stopped referring to it by that name. “Mid Town” does sound pretentious to me and as to the question being asked by Buffboy as to whats wrong with emulating cities like New York or LA? You can’t begin to understand until you’ve lived there. I love the fact that Buffalo is a distinctly different type of urban environment than those over-hyped cities.

  • buffalorr

    BeardedBuffalonian–I think it’s more what they might do, like bitch-slap you! 🙂

  • BeardedBuffalonian Buffaboy greenca
    To be fair, David Torke of FixBuffalo used the name- at least that’s the first time I heard of it besides Midtown Furniture being located there.  David lives in the neighborhood- if that’s what they call it, that’s good enough for me.

  • grad94 BeardedBuffalonian
    Thanks for the Torke link!  Also Midtown Furniture and Sinatra’s planned “Midtown Apartments’ conversion project.  It looks like it is taking hold, regardless of Bearded’s annoyance.

  • BeardedBuffalonian

    Personally I hate NYC.

  • buffalorr
    minor disagreement:. the “cold spring” was actually at main & ferry, while this building is near main & utica. see p. 189.