Tom Fox – Ellicott Development
Mike Damico – President of M/ilesports
In February 2018, Ellicott Development Company announced The Cooperage, a multi-million-dollar transformation of the former and long vacant E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company complex at 55 Chicago Street in Buffalo’s Old First Ward. The Cooperage will deliver a vibrant mix of uses in an entertainment focused destination including Buffalo’s Resurgence Brewing Company, a world class rock climbing facility operated by Central Rock Gym, 10 market-rate apartments and a distillery focused in barrel-aged spirits.
Adjacent to The Cooperage, Ellicott Development Company is excited to announce that they will be constructing the Downtown Sports Complex for M/ilesports, WNY’s premier Adult Recreational Sports Company. The 30,000 square foot facility will house a 110’ x 200’ enclosed field with protected viewing areas along with food service including beer and wine. In addition, two 40’ x 40’ outdoor volleyball courts will be constructed with a raised viewing platform overlooking the courts and the adjacent park.
“The addition of this exciting new facility for M/ilesports will further contribute to the growth and revitalization of this former industrial area”, said William Paladino, Ellicott Development Company CEO. “It will synergize well with our adjacent developments both completed and underway.”
“We are extremely pleased to be part of the revitalization of the Old First Ward by partnering with Ellicott Development Company on our indoor/outdoor sports complex adjacent to The Cooperage”, said Mike Damico, M/ilesports President and Founder. “The Downtown Sports Complex will be a fine asset for the area. Groups and Individuals who would like to get involved should contact us right away. We are getting ready for the 2019 sports seasons.”