Larkin Development Group first began the work of restoring and developing the historic Larkin District neighborhood, now referred to as “Larkinville,” in the summer of 2002. The company, led by Howard Zemsky, acquired the Larkin at Exchange building (formerly the Larkin Terminal Warehouse) at 726 Exchange Street, and developed the building into Class A office space with numerous amenities for those who work in the building and the surrounding area.
Today, the Larkin at Exchange Building is home to numerous public and private companies, including the Northeast headquarters for KeyBank. Upon completing the restoration of the Larkin at Exchange Building, the Larkin Development Group has continued to renovate and develop land and property in the surrounding neighborhood. More than 2,000 people work in Larkinville within the buildings re-developed by Larkin Development Group
Significant development projects by Larkin Development Group include:
- The Larkin at Exchange Building, 726 Exchange Street, Larkinville
- Larkin U Building on Van Rensselaer Street, Larkinville
- The Schaefer Building at the corner of Emslie and Seneca Streets (office and residential), Larkinville
- The Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery, plus residential, 716 Swan Street , Larkinville
- Larkin Square at 745 Seneca Street, which includes The Filling Station, a former 1930s-era Larkin Company filling station, Larkinville
- The Duchmann Building at 860 Seneca Street, now home to Buffalo Distilling CO.
- The Root Building, 70 West Chippewa Street, Central Business District
- Swan Street Diner, 700 Swan Street, Larkinville
For more information on Larkin Development Group, visit LarkinDG.com.