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Big Deal: 220 Franklin Street Sells

One of the region’s premier salons/spas will be taking up residence on Franklin Street. Capello Salon & Day Spa has officially purchased 220 Franklin Street (deal was recorded on Monday) from Main Properties LLC for $600,000.

Capello Salon has been servicing clients in East Amherst and Williamsville and has been downtown since 1990.  It is currently located at the Avant. With the lease up at the Avant, the owner of Capello has opted to vacate the space, in order to purchase a stand alone building just around the corner. 220 Franklin Street is located next door to the Curtiss Hotel, which is currently being renovated as a swank boutique hotel by Mark Croce.

The northtowns locations are owned by Joseph Freitas. The downtown spa is owned by Lisa Martineck.

From BRO post in June:

Curtiss Boutique Hotel owner Mark Croce is excited.

“This is a great win for Franklin Street, I am 100 percent in support,” says Croce. “It will be a good complement to what we are doing next door and is a great use for the building.”

Croce is planning a men’s salon for the Curtiss and envisions working with Capello’s to co-promote the businesses. Capello’s customers could be given day-passes to use Curtiss’ hot springs, gym, and shower facilities for example. Croce will also be working with Martineck on access to 220 Franklin’s rear parking lot.

“This is the best possible outcome for that building. We are both high-end and service-oriented,” says Croce. “Capello’s has a strong customer base and this will bring more life to the street.”

Martineck is working with TRM Architects on the reuse.

A full service salon/spa will occupy the first floor of the building. There will be three apartments on the second floor.

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