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Buffalo, NY (2019)

27 Chandler Street

The adaptive reuse of a former refrigeration warehouse into a community-based food incubator and the third project to use the NTCIC Irvin Henderson Main Street Revitalization Fund.Once complete, the historic warehouses became a dynamic space for small business incubation focused on the foodservice industry, as well as training operated by SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Investment

  • NMTC Amount: $2,000,000
  • Total Project Cost: $7,100,000

IMPACT

  • 20 FTE jobs
  • 47 construction jobs
  • Project includes 16 new commercial kitchens

Investor

Project Description

The adaptive reuse of a former refrigeration warehouse into a community-based food incubator and the third project to use the NTCIC Irvin Henderson Main Street Revitalization Fund.

Once complete, the historic warehouses became a dynamic space for small business incubation focused on the foodservice industry, as well as training operated by SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The building will house 16 commercial kitchens featuring range hoods, walk-in coolers, and other food production amenities. Thirteen local businesses have already signed up to utilize space provided by the project including an ice cream maker, a chocolatier, a baker, and a small mushroom farm. The space will also include a co-op style restaurant on the first floor, reactivating the former industrial corridor and bringing additional business and development opportunities.

MAP

Address: 27 Chandler Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

Census Tract: 36029005500

Voices from the Community

… they are all business incubators, things that will create jobs. And these are good paying jobs and give people the opportunity…once they create their business, I want them to move out. I want them to go and make more money… Then somebody new will come in, take their space, and they will grow their business, move out and the whole process starts over.

-Rocco Termini, Project Developer,, New York

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