Larkin District

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Larkin At Exchange

Larkin District

726 Exchange Street Map

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 construction of Millrace Commons, a 70 unit mixed use residential and retail building Millrace Commons, 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 as a walkable neighborhood with residential, retail and professional office space.  The mix includes restaurants, breweries, distilleries public event spaces, green space, office buildings and apartment buildings.  Future opportunities include shovel-ready sites for new development along with historic buildings ready for redevelopment.

For more information on and to tour available space for lease, please contact Kayla Zemsky,, 716-346-8031

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Larkin At Exchange Building
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Millrace Commons

864 and 872 Seneca

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


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
8 am – 1:30 pm Monday – Friday
Catering and Menu Information

The Larkin Convenience Store

Located on the first floor of the Larkin at Exchange Building
Self-checkout available 24/7 to LDG Tenants

Downtown Graphics

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

Larkin District Salon

Full service hair salon, call for apppointment:
(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


Full service KeyBank branch in the lobby of the Larkin at Exchange Building
M-F 9am – 4pm
24/7  ATM

Tim Horton's Cafe Express

Located in the center lobby of the Larkin at Exchange Building
7 am – 2 pm, Monday – Friday

Hydraulic Hearth

716 Swan St. Buffalo
Kitchen open Tuesday – Saturday. 4:00pm – 10pm

Swan Street Diner

700 Swan Street • Buffalo, NY
Open Daily, 7 A.M. – 3 P.M.
(716) 768-1823

Paula's Donuts

Paula’s Donuts, located at 872 Seneca Street offers house made donuts, sandwiches, smoothies, coffees, teas and more. Open Daily 7PM – 5 PM