Via The Buffalo News
By Jonathan D. Epstein
Liazon Corp., the Buffalo-based health insurance benefits exchange company that was acquired late last year, will be moving to its new offices in Buffalo next week.
The company will move in to the eighth and top floor of the Fairmount Creamery Building at 199 Scott St. on Monday, as building owner Ellicott Development Co. nears completion of its $14.67 million renovation and conversion of the long-vacant building into a mixed-use project.
Plans call for the 126,000-square-foot building just east of downtown to include 45,000 square feet of office space on the top three floors, up to 30 market-rate upscale apartments on the next three floors, another 15,000 square feet of commercial space on the second floor, retail space on the first floor and a microbrewery in the basement.
Besides the top floor, Liazon also expects to occupy at least one other floor in the building. The company, whose Bright Choices system allows employees to choose from a menu of insurance options using a pool of money set aside by an employer, was purchased by consulting firm Towers Watson for $215 million but maintains its operations in Buffalo.
Ellicott CEO William Paladino said other floors will continue to undergo construction work over the next few months.