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Mark Croce's businesses and properties in the City of Buffalo

Mark Croce was a prominent property owner and developer in downtown Buffalo, especially along Franklin Street.

Statler City, 107 Delaware Ave.: Croce bought the 18-story former Statler Towers out of bankruptcy in 2011 for $200,000 plus $500,000 in back taxes, preventing the abandoned historic building from being mothballed. He has since invested or planned to invest more than $10 million dollars to stabilize the building, particularly the façade, and to revive the first two floors as a  banquet and events center.

Curtiss Hotel, 210 Franklin St.: Croce bought the former Curtiss Building and renovated it into a boutique high-end hotel with 67 guest rooms, a revolving lobby bar, an enclosed outdoor patio, a rooftop lounge, and a Roman bath and spa. The $24 million project opened in 2017.

Emerson School of Hospitality, 73 W. Huron St.: Croce teamed up with McGuire Development Co. and James Jerge in a $40 million project to turn the onetime C.W. Livery stable building into the second location for the Emerson School of Hospitality, next to Croce’s Curtiss Hotel.

Pay2Park: Parking lot operator with 32 locations around the city.

Buffalo Chophouse, 282 Franklin St.: High-end steakhouse restaurant.

Police and the Cumberland County coroner at the scene Thursday night of the helicopter crash that killed Buffalo developer Mark Croce and Orchard Park businessman Michael Capriotto in Silver Spring Township, Pa. (Sean Simmers |

D’Arcy McGee’s Irish Pub and Skybar, 257 Franklin St.: Irish-themed restaurant and bar.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que building, 301 Franklin St.: Croce owns the building, not the restaurant.

286 Franklin: Croce owns the building.

290 Franklin: Croce owns the building.

294 Franklin: Croce owns the building. Former home of Buckin’ Buffalo Saloon.

297 Franklin: Former home of Brownstone Bistro, Bambino Bar & Kitchen and The Franklin Room.

333 Franklin: Croce owns the building that houses Buffalo Proper restaurant.

Byers or Saturn Rings Building, 505 Pearl St.: Croce owns the building and was trying to lease it.

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