884 Main Street looks a little beat up these days but its future looks bright as Peter Rouff redevelops the former Roxy’s bar into a mix of commercial and residential space.
The three-story, circa 1883 brick mansion is located in the Allentown Historic Preservation District at the edge of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. It has 6,824 sq.ft. of space and Rouff’s plans call for a restaurant/bar on the first floor with a front patio, six apartments on the second and third floors, and a porous pavement parking lot in the rear for tenants. He is working with Tim Kupinski of Kideney Architects and property manager and developer Greg Suffoletto.
Interior demolition revealed the existence of original windows on the back left side of the building that had been covered over with grey stone. Rouff passed along a photo of the find.
Rouff recently added four, one-bedroom apartments to the two-story commercial building he owns next door at 888 Main Street (above, right) . The projects join other recent residential development on the east side of the block that includes the Bosche Lofts, upgrades to the Red Jacket, and the pioneering Granite Works.
A restored 888 Main Street will pair up nicely with ZeptoMetrix’s main offices next door.