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Done Deals: Jemal Buys on 500 Block, Top Seedz Leases on Oak

A start-up business is leasing space downtown for its new headquarters and Douglas Jemal has bought another building on the 500 block.

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Top Seedz, last year’s 43North grand prize winner, is leasing 35,000 sq.ft. of space at 101 Oak Street from Iskalo Development according to Buffalo Business First. The company will join Big Ditch Brewing which recently opened a production space in the building. Top Seedz currently has a leased facility in Cheektowaga that it may retain as it grows.  The company makes organic seed crackers and roasted seeds that are sold online and in specialty and grocery stores. The move to downtown is expected in March.

On Main Street, Douglas Jemal purchased 525 Main Street for $774,000 under the Jemal’s Heiney LLC.  The seller, Vendome Theater Lofts LLC, purchased the property in 2018 for $486,000.  The three-story building has 7,800 sq.ft. of space.  Last year Jemal bought 529 Main Street and earlier this year bought 515 and 521 Main Street.  He plans to add apartments to the buildings’ upper floors.

He also purchased the Century Theater Lot at the northwest corner of Washington and E. Mohawk Street and sources say he is eyeing the former Burger King property at 495 to create an assemblage for a mixed-use development.  The 500 block properties are located between three other Jemal projects that include the Hyatt which is undergoing renovations, the expansion of the Mohawk Ramp to include additional parking topped by apartments, and the multi-phased redevelopment of the Simon Electric properties.

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