A couple of months ago, I took two pictures of the building that was being rehabbed at 220 Franklin Street for the Facebook page, Buffalo Rehab and Reuse. BRO reported on the sale of this building, the former Club 220, and plans for its conversion into a new facility for Capello Salon & Day Spa last October. The rehab has produced a beautiful dark blue building with the salon on the ground floor and apartments on the second floor.
Gradually, in an L-shape, the block bounded by West Huron and Franklin is becoming a rehab nexus. Besides the Curtis Hotel project, Mark Croce is being true to his word. He said he would start work on the Miller Livery project (inset – left) when he was finished with the Curtis Hotel Project and there is now a notice of asbestos abatement that started on July 6th in the middle ground floor window of the building at 75 West Huron Street. On the Delaware Avenue side of the building, a sign announcing that work on the building is part of a Brownfield Cleanup Program.
Last month, BRO also published a story about the impending sale of the building at 228 Franklin Street. That sale has since gone through which increases the possibility that it will indeed be rehabbed into the fusion restaurant that was mentioned in that article.