3/24/2009

Freddie's - going, going...

One of Midtown's most well known landmarks - Freddie's Donuts - is headed to the landfill. I spotted the wrecker in front of one of Buffalo's best examples of roadside architecture over the weekend.
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A recent post - Remember Freddie's? - gathered a number of comments from fixBuffalo readers about this favorite place along Main Street near Michigan Avenue.
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According to one local planner that I spoke post demolition plans for the site aren't known. He surmises that it'll be another shovel ready site.
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8 comments:

MJ said...

sad to see it go.

know who's paying for it? city? does the city own it?

fix buffalo said...

According to City records Maier Management owns the two parcels here 1653/1655 Main Street. Don't know who's paying for it. 1655 is an oddly shaped - wedged around the storage building- parcel. Just to the east of both parcels is a large nfta parking lot that's used by employees working at the bus garage nearby.

STEEL said...

We need these shovel ready sites. That is what Masiello said. And parking, we need parking.

Glad to hear that the bus workers have a parking area!

Jerome said...

The article about Freddie's that appears in the current issue of WNY Heritage Magazine indicates that the Storage Co. next door bought Freddie's. Maybe we will soon see some attractive bright orange moving vans parked there....

Jerome said...

My son reminded me that the notice about Allied buying Freddie's was on a web site, not in Heritage Magazine! Of course, that should be taken at face value. I don't recall seeing a notice in the Real Estate Transactions in the Buffalo News. - Jerry

fix buffalo said...

Jerome,

Thanks. I just read the WNY Heritage Magazine piece this evening. Really great article with some amazing pics of the place from back in the day.

I've been reading the Monday Buffalo News real estate transfers, too. Haven't seen anything yet involving 1653/1655 Main Street.

If anyone knows what's happening here with a possible pending sale, let us know. Thanks.

RaChaCha said...

Hey David, I just got the preservation board agenda for 4/2, and they will be considering an application for demolition of this building (application received 3/17). So perhaps that backhoe is for something else, or perhaps a sign of the building owner jumping the gun. The preservation board has the ability to delay -- or not approve -- demolitions if someone comes to them with a good case.

BuffaloBob said...

I see where the Pres Board disapproved the application.