BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A historic grain mill in Buffalo is going to the highest bidder. The auction was filled with private bidders interested in the historic grain mill. The opening bid started at $1 million and in the end it sold for $475,000. The bid from the undisclosed buyer has been accepted.
Attorney Robert Bencini put in the winning bid for the waterfront property but here is the catch, he won't disclose who the buyer is. Bencini would only say that his client is someone from Buffalo, a developer people will be excited about.
The unknown buyer is now just steps away from owning the South End Marina, located next to Gallagher Beach and Fuhrmann Boulevard. Half of the 12-acre property is privately owned water and the other half is home to one of Buffalo's iconic 80-foot-tall grain mills.
Bencini said, "I know they want to develop it. Again, as either an industrial, residential or commercial project but it still remains to be unseen, but they're excited about the potential and their certainly excited about what's going on at the waterfront development and thrilled about this opportunity."
The South End Marina property was constructed next to Gallagher Beach back in 1925 by Canadian investors, the property was used to store grain set for US markets. In 1983, the complex was purchased by retired firefighters. Most recently, crews were illuminating the silos into a piece of glowing urban art.
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