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Firm leases space in Cobblestone District

Clark Patterson Associates, a Rochester-based architect and engineering firm, has signed a lease at 26 Mississippi St. in Buffalo's Cobblestone District, marking a milestone in the district's redevelopment, the developer said Thursday.

"We have now filled 26 Mississippi -- in a pretty short time," said Eva M. Hassett, executive vice president of developer Savarino Construction Services Corp.

Built in 1910, the 18,000-square-foot building is part of a block of former dry-goods warehouses that are being turned into offices, apartments and retail space. The Mississippi block sits between Perry Street and South Park Avenue.

The 4,500-square-foot office leased to Clark Patterson will house its Buffalo-area office, which is moving from its current location in Cheektowaga.

"We're excited about everything that's going on at the foot of Main Street," senior associate Steven Ranalli said, citing specifically plans for a Bass Pro outlet and the proximity of the HSBC Arena.

Clark Patterson will have seven employees in the office, which is to open in July, he said. The 210-employee architecture and engineering firm has offices in five upstate New York cities and in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, he said.

Elsewhere on the Mississippi block, an Irish pub is set to open in renovated space in about two weeks, Hassett said.

e-mail: mkearns@buffnews.com

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