The former Pollack & Blakemore furniture store location at 574 Broadway is on the market, listed with Gurney Becker & Bourne with a $374,900 asking price.
From the listing:
So much potential with this location. Over 30,000 sq.ft. with parking. Mansard roof, ornate cornice, detailed corbelled brick work, round top windows, large store fronts, garage parking as well as parking on both Broadway and Madison. Sold as is.
The complex, with gobs of potential, is at the corner of Broadway and Madison in a corridor that has garnered attention from developers and investors lately. In addition, adjacent blocks have seen hundreds of public, subsidized and market-rate housing built on scattered sites.
In November, Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc. unveiled plans for an 84-unit senior housing complex at 418-28 Adams Street, one block north of the Pollack & Blakemore property. The four-story building will be connected to the existing Westminster Settlement House structure located at 419 Monroe Street.
Closer to downtown at the corner of Broadway and Hickory, HELP USA is constructing a 47 transitional housing unit project geared towards homeless veterans. Nearby, architect Michael Anderson of Abstract Architecture is renovating the three-story building at 313 Broadway for his growing firm. At Broadway and Michigan, an investment group is proposing a mixed-use renovation project with 18 new apartments and 9,052 sq.ft. of commercial space.
To the east, Fadi Dagher, MD purchased the Eckhardt Building at the northwest corner of Broadway and Fillmore with plans for redevelopment. Dagher’s Cedarland Development also owns the former K-Mart building across from the Broadway Market and 642 Broadway that is available for lease and is two blocks from the Pollack & Blakemore site.