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West Seneca plaza gets a new owner

A series of multimillion-dollar real estate deals have left a West Seneca retail plaza, a Chippewa Street nightclub building, a former Hospice Buffalo facility adjacent to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and a Main Street apartment building with new owners.

• A sprawling retail plaza in West Seneca that is anchored by Home Depot, PepBoys Auto Service and Denny's Restaurant but undergoing significant redevelopment has been acquired by a Chicagoland firm for $18.9 million.

Middleton Partners of Northbrook, Ill., through Middleton Income Investors West Seneca, bought the 10.15-acre property at 1881 Ridge Road from Saxon Partners of Hingham, Mass., through SPNY100 LLC.

According to a listing on LoopNet, Home Depot extended its lease on its 133,380-square-foot building for another 15 years in 2016. The lease now extends until 2031. Except for the PepBoys, the entire east side of the plaza was demolished last year.

• The owners of a pair of downtown nightclubs have sold the half-block-long downtown Buffalo building that housed the businesses for $2.5 million.

Daniel Valentine and Adam March, through ValMar Development, sold 67 West Chippewa to Jaswant Mathon's 67 Downtown LLC of Amherst.

Valentine and March had acquired the three-story building in 2011 for $1.26 million with plans to renovate the 34,972-square-foot structure and enhance their clubs — Pure and Bayou. Both have since closed, but the building — at the corner of Franklin Street — is still home to Bottoms Up and 67 West, as well as Venu.

The multiuse building, which features a granite facade, was originally six buildings that are now joined together, with a connecting third floor hallway. Built in 1920, it sits on 0.36 acres, and still has vacant space on the third floor.

• In the Fruit Belt neighborhood adjacent to the medical campus, the St. John Fruit Belt Community Development Corp. — an arm of St. John the Baptist Church — sold the former BNMC Care Center and St. John Baptist Buffalo Hospice House for $1.5 million.

The buyer, WECGOD II Inc., is registered to Rev. Michael and Ina Chapman, pastors of St. John, as well as to Catherine Wright of Amherst.

Built in 2005, the 10,000-square-foot, single-story healthcare facility at 111 Maple St. is in the middle of the block between the end of the Kensington Expressway at Goodell Street to the south and Virginia Street to the north. It's across the street from the St. John church complex and the St. John Tower housing.

The building includes eight private rooms with bathrooms, a family kitchen, guest rooms, nurse stations, parking and green space.

The former Hospice facility on Maple Street in Buffalo has been acquired. (Google)

• A Canadian investor group called Blue Dawn Properties made another purchase in Buffalo of an apartment building, snapping up 2803 Main St. for $1.225 million through BD Hertel LP. The seller was Joseph Singer, through Glendale Park Holding.

Located at the intersection with Depew Avenue, between Amherst Street and Hertel Avenue, the three-story Glendale Apartments is in the Central Park neighborhood, near Bennett High School and All-High Stadium. Built in 1950, the 26,078-square-foot complex sits on a third of an acre and has 22 two-bedroom units, each with a living room, dining room, hardwood floors and an artificial fireplace.

Blue Dawn is led by Joshua Wynn of Toronto, whose father, Les, is one of the three Wynn brothers in Gold Wynn Residential, which owns the ACB Building at 69 Delaware and bought the Kissling Interests portfolio of 18 properties for well over $15 million. Earlier this year, Blue Dawn bought 1225 Hertel Ave. for $1.075 million, launching its presence in Buffalo with the 12-unit building.

The two real estate firms are separate, however.

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