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For the first time in at least 20 years, the Fairmont Creamery Co. building at 199 Scott Street has a tenant. Employee benefits firm Liazon moved into one floor of the building on Monday. The balance of the structure is being built out as apartments, retail space, and additional office space.
The circa-1920 brick building had been vacant since the mid-1990′s. Containing approximately 122,000 square feet, it the tallest structure in the Cobblestone District and is adjacent to the 70-unit Lofts @ Elk Terminal and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. It was the long-time home of The Fairmont Creamery and later used by Rich Products for refrigerated storage. A fire damaged the structure in June 1996.
Ellicott Development has owned the property since 2001 and gutted the building some time ago to prepare it for reuse. Sitting idle and open to the elements, it had been considered one of downtown’s major eyesores.
Office space will occupy the building’s sixth, seventh and eighth floors, thirty apartments are being created on floors three through five, a banquet facility and meeting space are planned on the second floor, and a restaurant is likely for the ground floor. There will be on-site parking for 140 vehicles. AP Architects designed the project.
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