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.
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.