Brisbane Gets Cover

The Brisbane building, constructed in 1895 and the home to notable tenants, has added some Washington Street curb appeal. An new awning was installed this week that compliments its neighboring building, the newly renovated Hotel @ The Lafayette.

The significant improvements to the Hotel @ The Lafayette has encouraged Brisbane’s owners, the Hunt family, to continue to invest in a revitalizing downtown. “The awning ties in that classic old world charm Buffalo once was well known for; we want our tenants and their customers to feel a new sense of welcome into the building and we think the awning will help make that happen.” said Heidi Nuessle, HUNT Commercial Real Estate leasing agent for the Brisbane Building.

2012-12-07_11-16-00_206.jpgAs part of Brisbane’s continuous capital improvement efforts, the original Main Street façade was revealed in the Spring of 2010.

Between 2008 and 2010 there have been several inspiring and successful renovation efforts in the immediate Washington Street neighborhood.  Jake Schneider transformed a former warehouse at the northwest corner of Ellicott and Eagle Streets into modern loft apartments.  In April, 2010, Rocco Termini completed his renovation of the former AM&As warehouse at the northeast corner of Washington and Eagle into another well planned, and now fully leased loft apartment building.  Termini closed on the purchase of the Lafayette Hotel at the southeast corner of Washington and Clinton in June, 2010 and has transformed it into modern apartments, a boutique hotel, and retail-restaurant space.  The area around the Brisbane has again become a downtown Buffalo focal point.

For more on the Brisbane building itself, visit http://www.thebrisbanebuilding.com/.

Get Connected: Heidi Nuessle, HUNT Commercial, 716.880.1917

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15 comments
OU812
OU812

but it was for the Hotel Lafayette project?

buffloonitick
buffloonitick

red sun in (m)awning, sailors take (w)awning...

geez, this is getting bad... :-)

buffloonitick
buffloonitick

it's good that people are (f)awning over the latest improvement to the block...

NBuffguy
NBuffguy

Yes, it goes above and beyond.

Buffalogni
Buffalogni

There is a new day (d)awning.

Sorry, that's all I got.

paulsobo
paulsobo

An awning is newsworthy investment in Buffalo...how sad are we

grad94
grad94

nice touch. commercial buildings used to have retractable awnings running the entire length of their facades. nice shelter from rain & sun. wouldn't mind seeing that feature revived.

Tim
Tim

It looks really shady.

Rand503
Rand503

This is good. NOw how about a few trees to line the street?

RaChaCha
RaChaCha

This is a coverup!!

Seriously, glad to see this -- and would love to see more of this kind of thing downtown! I have a special fondness for Brisbane, having been in it when Kleinhans was still there, and having met its former owner (whose name always escapes me, but I know another commenter will help me out).

Cam33r4
Cam33r4

Honestly, anything like this helps for curb appeal downtown. Little by little changes > no changes at all...

elmdog
elmdog

What took soo long ..... And it's an awning........... Really not newsworthy

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