Hein & Co. Sets Price For Main Street Building

July 20, 2012 Updated Jul 20, 2012 at 7:26 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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July 20, 2012 Updated Jul 20, 2012 at 7:26 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY - With its move to Amherst in the offing, the Williams S. Hein & Co. Inc. has put its long time Main Street headquarters up for sale.

And, interest in the 78,583-square-foot pair of buildings has been extremely strong.

Hein, earlier this year, agreed to purchase a St. Rita's Court office building - paying $3.3 million for the property - as it shifts it operations from Buffalo to Amherst.

As the next chapter in the deal, Hein, which publishes legal directories and other law-related publications, put its Main Street building on the market. The nearly two-acre property includes an 82-car, secured parking lot and two buildings.

The firm is seeking $2.1 million for the property.

"There has been some seriously strong interest," said Ben Schiller, a broker with Pyramid Brokerage Co. of Buffalo, who is handling the listing.

Interest ranges from commercial uses to redeveloping the property into some form of mixed-use with a residential component.

"There has been some very interesting ideas bantered about," Schiller said.

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