From Buffalo Rising writer Mike Puma: "Eran Epstein of E Square Capital has wrapped up work on 504 Washington Street. The building has been transformed into three, two-family townhouses. The three-story brick building was constructed in 1890 to house a tin shop, and later was a furniture store. By the 1930s, it was known as the Washington Building. A restaurant occupied the building about a decade ago, while the upper floors remained empty. Epstein purchased the long vacant property in 2006. Designed by Silvestri Architects, the new project was privately developed in conjunction with Long Island-based Chris Gerhart of CWG Development, with the participation of KeyBank. The primary units are approximately 3,500 sq. ft. with each having a rental property of 1,500 sq. ft. Each townhouse has its separate entrance and garage with tandem parking on Washington Street." Full post with photos here, and more photos here.
From Buffalo Business First writer James Fink: "For Epstein, the deal marks the first team he has developed a 'for sale' residential complex instead of one based on rental units. 'Our goal was to offer attractive, affordable townhouses in the heart of downtown’s business and entertainment district, while also bringing back to life a once significant Buffalo building. We hope it will spur further development efforts by others on that block,' Epstein said." Full article here.