Work to begin to turn AM&A's into destination

Posted at 10:30 AM, Dec 30, 2015

Work will begin next month to turn the old AM&A’s building in downtown Buffalo to a Chinese tourist destination.

Work on the project was delayed until electricity and water were hooked up to the building. Now with the lights on and water running, work can begin to transform the former retail location into a 250-300 room hotel, upscale Chinese restaurant, small American restaurant, a French bakery and medical center.

The building is owned by Landco H&L, which operates a tour company and represents Chinese investors. The company sends 122 tour buses every day from NYC to Niagara Falls and the former AM&A’s will be a stop along the way and is designed to specifically accommodate Chinese tourists.

The work is expected to take 18 months to complete and will cost between $40-50 million.




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