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Selling Points / Some recent notable real estate deals in the Buffalo Niagara region

1) Location: 102 Niagara St., Niagara Falls

Price: $1.85 million

Buyer: Joseph Anderson, through Main Street Niagara Falls LLC

Seller: Vincent Catanzaro, through Envoy Motor Inn Inc.

Planned Use: Uncertain. Property is currently a private parking lot but was formerly the site of the now-closed Envoy Motor Inn and Pepe's Plum Restaurant, which burned down in February 1995. Anderson is owner of Smokin' Joe's Trading Post and a cigarette maker on the Tuscarora Indian Nation reservation.

2) Location: 3370 Broadway St., Cheektowaga

Price: $650,000

Buyer: J.H. Black Properties LLC

Seller: William R. Nunz

Planned Use: Uncertain. Property is an 11,000-square-foot industrial/flex facility on two acres, with a one-acre fenced-in lot. Includes 6,000 square feet of office space and 5,000 square feet of warehouse space. Property is 100 percent leased to Lake Steel Inc., with an option to terminate lease upon sale.

3) Location: 3660 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda

Price: $485,000

Buyer: Kishor H. Patel of Niagara Falls, through Elmwood Plaza LLC

Seller: Alexander George Schmidt

Planned Use: Investment. Property is small 12,650-square-foot suburban neighborhood retail strip plaza on 155,200 square feet of land, just north of Sheridan Drive. Home of House of Billiards pool hall, Peking Gardens, Salon LaModa, Velvet Cleaners and Subway.

4) Location: 3125 Highland Ave., Niagara Falls

Price: $312,039

Buyer: Saugatuck Capital Co. of Wilton, Conn., through Tulip Molded Plastics Corp.

Seller: Tulip Corp. of Los Angeles

Planned Use: Investment and operation. Industrial property was used by Tulip Corp. as its Northeast facility for plastics recycling of polypropylene and polyethylene materials used in production of molded plastics products produced on site. Property is contaminated, according to the deed, and is restricted to commercial or industrial use. Saugatuck Capital is a 30-year-old private-equity firm specializing in middle-market acquisitions. It bought Tulip Corp.

5) Location: 2111 Sawyer Drive, Wheatfield

Price: $300,000

Buyer: 2111 Sawyer Drive LLC

Seller: Curtis B. and Kathleen A. DuBois

Planned Use: Uncertain. Property is an office condominium in the Woodstream Professional Park. Home of DuBois Physical Therapy.

6) Location: 3780 Hoover Road, Hamburg

Price: $265,000

Buyer: Laurie A. Caccard and Jimmy Hilburger of Hamburg, through Keedaham Properties Inc.

Seller: Joseph E. Snyder, through 3773 Lake Shore Road Inc.

Planned Use: New offices for Switch Hits Inc., an online retailer of decorative light switchplates that is also owned by Caccard and Hilburger. Property has single-use small commercial building, on 3.3 acres on Lake Erie. Part of former Snyder Tank plant but has been vacant for about 10 years. Hilburger said Switch Hits ran out of space at its current 6,800-square-foot facility at 3368 Nash Road in Hamburg, and the higher ceilings in the new building will enable the company to use pallet racking to store its stock of almost 300,000 switchplates in various configurations and materials. Plans call for five months of renovations, with Switch Hits moving in by early summer. Hilburger and Caccard also plan to turn the extra barren land into a pine-and-spruce tree woods with two ponds, using professional landscaping by F&S Design Studio.

7) Location: 5895 Goodrich Road, Clarence

Price: $218,000

Buyer: Joseph Ervolina, through Rock Ridge Holdings of WNY LLC

Seller: George A. and Teresa M. Urban

Planned Use: Office building. Property is two-story, 2,700-square-foot, brick professional office building, built in 1935, on 1.3 acres in Clarence Center. Former Urban Brothers Funeral Home of Erie County. Ervolina is managing partner of Cornerstone Capital Wealth Management, a division of Lifetime Wealth Management Group in Cheektowaga.

8) Location: 4885 Transit Road, Lancaster

Price: $152,250

Buyer: David B. Thompson of Hamburg, through Grease Lightning LLC

Seller: Dixon S. Kuhn, through Dixon S. Kuhn 2006 Revocable Trust

Planned Use: Auto-service business. Property has single-story, 2,133-square-foot concrete-block building with vehicle-related retail business. Built in 1997 on 0.72 acres between William Street and French Road. Currently houses Mobil #1 Lube Express.

Compiled by News Business Reporter Jonathan D. Epstein

Source: Erie and Niagara county clerks' offices, buyers, sellers and other records.