Larkin District

About the Larkin District

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Larkin District Amenities

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Larkin District

The Larkin District has been undergoing a renaissance due to the redevelopment and revitalization of its buildings and streets. For generations the neighborhood has been home to businesses and residences.

Starting in 1827, “The Hydraulics”, as it was known at the time, took off as the center for business and commerce in Buffalo. The growth of the district continued with the founding of the Larkin Soap Company in 1876.

In recent times, many of the warehouses and buildings have been redeveloped and repurposed into multi-use spaces for commercial office, residential, restaurants and light manufacturing.

Starting in 2002, the Larkin Development Group has been at the forefront of the revitalization of the district, more affectionately referred to as Larkinville.

Through the initiatives of Larkin Development in partnership with KeyBank, new streets, lights, signage and plantings have been implemented along Van Rensselaer and Seneca Streets. Additional projects have included the transformation of the Larkin U Building into commercial office space, the Schaefer Building into mixed-use office and residential space along with the Hydraulic Hearth restaurant and Larkin Square adding to the entertainment mix in Larkinville.

Today, Larkinville is thriving with the opening of breweries, distilleries, restaurants, public event spaces, office buildings and newly converted loft-style apartments in addition to being the home of Buffalo Fire Station ladder 5/Engine 32. Future opportunities include shovel-ready sites for new development along with historic buildings ready for redevelopment.

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Larkin At Exchange Building

Larkin Square

The Hydraulic Hearth

The Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery at  is housed in a fully renovated 1890’s. The restaurant features an onsite brewery in partnerhsip with Community Beer Works as well as an outdoor beer garden with shuffleboard courts.

The Schaefer Building

Larkin U Building

Amenities

We invite both tenants and the general public to enjoy the following dining and service options inside the first floor of the Larkin at Exchange Building as well as in the Larkinville neighborhood.

Chautauqua Cafe

Located on the first floor of the Larkin at Exchange Building
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Larkin.Catertrax.com

The Larkin Convenience Store

Located on the first floor of the Larkin at Exchange Building
7:00am – 6:45pm, Monday – Friday

Downtown Graphics

Full service printing company. Located in the Larkin at Exchange Building
8:30am-5:00pm, Monday – Friday
716-852-8403

Larkin District Salon

10:00am–5:00pm, Mon. – Fri.
Full service hair salon
(716) 852-1001
Located in the Larkin at Exchange Building

Sweet Home Childcare

Monday – Friday Operated by Valley Comm. Assoc.
(716) 819-2870
Located in the Larkin at Exchange Building

First Niagara

Full service bank branch in the lobby of the Larkin at Exchange Buildilng
M-F 9am – 4pm
24 hour ATM

Tim Horton's Cafe Express

Located in the center lobby of the Larkin at Exchange Building
6:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

The Filling Station

Monday – Friday, 11am-3pm (take out available)
716-362-2665
For reservations, menu and a listing of Larkin Square public events visit: LarkinSquare.com

Hydraulic Hearth

716 Swan St. Buffalo
Kitchen open Tuesday – Saturday. 4:30pm – 10pm
716-248-2216
HydraulicHearth.com