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Photos: Former state armory on State Street headed to auction again

By Howard B. Owens


If your idea of a good bargain is a Mid-century Modern fixer-upper, has the State of New York got a deal for you.

The state is making a second attempt -- the first deal fell through -- to auction off its former armory at 235 State St., Batavia.

The minimum bid is $60,000.

Perhaps you need office space, space for your contracting business, or you think it could be apartments or offices or maybe even your home -- all contingent on zoning approvals, of course.

The auction is at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Buffalo.

There was an open house today and two more coming up -- from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5.









Michael Peet

The armory could be a nice police station but it's too far away from downtown which is where they want the new police station to be so they'll probably not even consider it.

Sep 11, 2015, 9:58am Permalink
George Richardson

This could make a fantastic hostel for international travelers and really put Batavia on the map as a must check out destination. All major cities have them.

Sep 12, 2015, 9:11pm Permalink
Ed Hartgrove

Or, have the city buy it, apply to GCEDC, NYSEG and/or National Grid for equipment, building material, power and/or mortgage tax deferments - while citing it as a "tourist destination".

That way, the 'city' can screw everybody in Genesee County, instead of just the city inhabitants.

It's a WIN-WIN.
Well, except for the non-city inhabitants. But, Hey, ya can't keep everybody happy.

Sep 13, 2015, 1:56am Permalink

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