Thursday, October 6, 2011

Livery project groundbreaking delayed

 The October 1 ground breaking for the historical White Brother’s Livery has changed. Due to minor setbacks, Savarino Properties has postponed construction until October 11.
 “The ground breaking and press conference have moved back to the 11 and that is still subject to change,” said Julia Spitz, commercial property manager and vice president of Savarino Properties.
 The White Brother’s Livery Stable was once one of the largest horse stables in the city of Buffalo during the late eighteen hundreds. In 2008 the city planned to demolish this piece of history but residents fought to keep it alive.
 Savarino Properties purchased the building for only $1 but will invest nearly $3.4 million into the project. The company’s plan will house 14 affordable apartment units while preserving the building’s original structure. By Samantha Murphy and Desiree Wiley