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Former Roxy's nightclub on Main Street for sale

The former Roxy's nightclub near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus that was in line for extensive renovations to make it into a mixed-use building is for sale.

Pyramid Brokerage Co. has listed the property at 884 Main St. in Allentown for $750,000.

The building's owner, Peter A. Rouff, a real estate developer and Tonawanda orthodontist, last fall talked of plans to convert the three-story masonry mansion into a mix of restaurant, offices and apartments. A large red for sale sign was recently posted outside the former nightclub.

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The building, constructed in 1883, sits across from Carlton Street near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Rouff purchased the building from Ron Rubino in October 2015 for $480,000 and had been seeking city approval to convert the mansion into a new use. Plans called for a first-floor restaurant, second-floor offices and two third-floor apartments.

It previously has been a private home, hotel and bar. After closing in 2013, Rubino's Gemini Realty LLC had plans for two floors of offices and loft apartments on the third floor.

Rouff's plans, which were approved last fall by the Buffalo Preservation Board, called for removing existing landscaping and replacing the pavement, along with new outdoor patio space, lawn and planting beds. He also intended to restore the four wood-fluted columns in front of the mansion, with cast-iron decorations and Roman Corinthian capitals on top.

Rouff could not be reached to comment Thursday.

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