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Record Theatre and other Silver estate properties up for bid

The former flagship Record Theatre store is one of several properties up for sale to settle the estate of Leonard Silver, the store's late owner who died in March.

In all, five properties at the corner of Main Street and Lafayette Avenue will be sold at private auction. Included are the iconic, 28,560-square-foot store at 1768 Main St., a 5,470-square-foot former garage and apartment located behind the store at 1040 Lafayette Ave., and the .19-acre former Record Theatre parking lot at 1774 Main St.

The former corporate offices of Silver's Transcontinent Record Sales are also involved, comprising a 6,371-square-foot building at 1762 Main St. and a 2,978-square-foot building at 1766 Main St.

All five parcels are being sold together in a single transaction. The properties are being shown through the end of the month. Bids are due Jan. 31.

Record Theatre is credited as one of the longest-running, independently owned record stores in the country. Its final location, the flagship on Main Street, closed in August. Transcontinent Record Sales, which includes Amherst Records, has moved its offices to Williamsville.

As part of the late Leonard Silver's estate, this former garage and apartment at 1040 Lafayette Ave. is a property on one of five parcels up for bid. (Contributed photo)

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