As I mentioned last week, St. Matthew's Church was sold for $3500 (yes, thirty-five hundred dollars) at the City's tax sale last October. Two guys from Williamsville bought the place and transferred it to an LLC. Had a short e-mail exchange with one of the guys this week. See here, here and here for additional background.
In my e-mail exchange, I advised that they take "possession" of the place, like NOW. As I noticed on March 25th - a full six months after the $3500 bid was accepted for the property - the window on the Moselle Street side of the basement was opened. Here's the video! The same window that "we" accessed on the St. Matthew's Good Friday Tour.
While I certainly wish these guys from Williamsville the best of success with their church, really got to wonder why they've waited so long to properly secure the premises. Part of my e-mail contained this advice.
I'm assuming your attorney does not live in the immediate neighborhood. If you are sincere and desire to move forward with your project and preserve what is still a viable structure, properly securing the building is a good first step. NO one will stop you from properly boarding and securing the site. Deeds sometimes take weeks to receive after they've been recorded. Again, you may be losing valuable time.And like we're still waiting. Housing Court this Friday. Stay tuned.
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