Some recent notable real estate deals in the Buffalo Niagara region:
1) Location: 2799 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga
Price: $2.375 million
Buyer: Benderson Development Co., through Buffalo Walden Dick Rd LLC
Seller: American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. of Detroit
Planned Use: Future retail or industrial development by Benderson. Former American Axle plant, with two-story, 130,000-square-foot industrial warehouse facility on 16.09 acres at Dick Road and Walden Avenue. Built in 1990 for Price Club, taken over by Builder's Square in 1991, acquired by Uniland Development Co. and sold to American Axle for $5.6 million in 2000. Closed by American Axle last February, with 88 layoffs.
2) Location: 1085 Eggert Road, Amherst
Price: $2.125 million
Buyer: Zaepfel Development Co., through 1085 Eggert Road LLC
Seller: Kadimah School of Buffalo Inc. of Amherst
Planned Use: Shared school building for Center for Handicapped Children's CHC Learning Center, now located on Lawrence Bell Drive in Amherst, and Kadimah, which will remain in its building in one wing. Kadimah is a K-8 Jewish community day school, founded in 1959. CHC is a school for severely handicapped children.
3) Location: 145, 149 and 159 Swan St., 168 Seneca St. and 17 Nicholas St., Buffalo
Price: $1.91 million in three transactions ($697,500, $609,150, and $600,000)
Buyer: Jake Schneider/Schneider Design Architects PC of Buffalo, through Swan Street Buffalo LLC
Seller: Synthetic Textiles Inc. of Buffalo, James T. Sandoro, and The Buffalo Transportation Museum
Planned Use: Will convert two large buildings and a parking lot into The Apartments at the Hub, a mixed-use development encompassing 10,000 square feet of commercial space and 50 upscale apartments. Schneider is an architect-turned developer. Sandoro owns the Buffalo Transportation Museum.
4) Location: 101-111 Great Arrow Ave., Buffalo
Buyer: Tapestry Charter School of Buffalo
Seller: Anderson Equipment Company (NY) Inc. of Tonawanda
Planned Use: Possible future expansion for new facilities and community spaces for K-12 charter school founded in 2001. Seven-acre property is located adjacent to school's existing campus at 65 Great Arrow. Anderson is now on Military Road in Tonawanda.
5) Location: 4245 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg
Buyer: Ming Li of Amherst, through A&J Ming LLC
Seller: The Restaurant Group LLC of Rochester
Planned Use: New Titan's Steakhouse restaurant in former Perkins location, to be owned and operated by Li and his wife, owners of Kyoto Japanese Restaurant on Maple Road in Amherst.
6) Location: 370 Franklin St., Buffalo
Buyer: Trinity Episcopal Church of Buffalo, through Trinity Rising LLC
Seller: Lucy Curley Teresi of Buffalo
Planned Use: Uncertain. Property is 5,867-square-foot upscale office building on 0.47 acres, with parking, between Tupper and Edward streets in downtown Buffalo. About 3,500 square feet can be leased. Former home of Lucy Curley & Co., a woman-owned sole-proprietor grant and loan consulting business that writes grants and loan requests for municipalities, businesses and nonprofits.
7) Location: 191-199 Bird Ave., Buffalo
Buyer: Bird & Grant LLC of Cheektowaga
Seller: 191 Bird Ave LLC of Eggertsville
Planned Use: Investment. Property is a 15,000-square-foot garden-style low-rise brick apartment building with 19 units, almost all occupied. Recently renovated. Located near Grant Street.
8) Location: 5155 & 5159 Genesee St., Lancaster
Buyer: Joseph A. Salvatore/Salvatore's Italian Gardens of Cheektowaga, through Italian Gardens Real Estate Corp.
Seller: Paul Stephen/Stephen Development of Clarence, through SK Development of WNY LLC
Planned Use: Uncertain, but property is right next to Salvatore's Italian Gardens restaurant.
9) Location: 622, 631 & 673 Ontario St., Buffalo
Buyer: Peter G. Demakos, through 673 Ontario LLC
Seller: Niagara Blower Co. of Buffalo
Planned Use: Continued offices for Niagara Blower. Largely paper transaction for possible financial purposes, as Demakos is president of Niagara Blower and owner of 673 Ontario.
10) Location: 4318 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park
Buyer: Jackie Ennis of Orchard Park, through 4318 S. Buffalo St LLC
Seller: Lizabeth S. Docherty
Planned Use: New location for Continental Group of Companies, a firm owned by Jackie Ennis' husband, James Ennis. Property is 7,400-square-foot office building, on 0.33 acres, in Village of Orchard Park.
11) Location: 51 Anderson Road, Cheektowaga
Buyer: Shilpa J. Patel of Orchard Park, through Aardee & Sons Inc.
Seller: Veolia Environment SA of France, through Veolia ES Industrial Services Inc.
Planned Use: Uncertain. Property is a vacant industrial warehouse. Veolia is a Paris, France-based publicly traded water utility and environmental services company. Veolia had previously acquired Onyx Industrial Services Inc., which is the former owner of the property.
10) Location: 845 Cayuga St., Lewiston
Buyer: EMHA LLC of Lewiston
Seller: Kelly A. and Betty Gwin of Charlotte, N.C.
Planned Use: Continued operation of Frontier Lanes, a 40-lane bowling alley and sports bar in a 33,537-square-foot, single-story building, constructed in 1980.
SOURCE: Erie and Niagara county clerks' offices, buyers, sellers and other records.