Work Restarts on Unfinished ‘Zombie’ Hotel Near UB in Amherst

Nov. 19, 2018
The six-story, partly finished hotel where work halted earlier this year, shown in May. Construction on the buliding exterior restarted a few weeks ago. (John Hickey/Buffalo News file photo)
The six-story partly finished hotel where work halted earlier this year, shown in May. Construction on the building exterior restarted a few weeks ago.

Amherst’s zombie hotel is coming back to life.

Work recently restarted on a building shell near the University at Buffalo North Campus, where two brothers from Ontario want to open an extended stay hotel.

Construction had started and stopped – twice – at the hotel property, most recently earlier this year, leaving an unfinished, six-story building looming over Sweet Home Road. A contractor and numerous subcontractors filed claims totaling $2.5 million against the property owner for unpaid bills.

But Sweet Home Hotels LLC is getting permission to allow it to proceed with work inside and outside the structure, and town officials are glad to see renewed activity at the site.
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One Response to “Work Restarts on Unfinished ‘Zombie’ Hotel Near UB in Amherst”

  1. walt says:

    Just wondering if they have had such significant issues developing this site, how are the going to operate the hotel? I believe they have had others in Canada and in downstate NY in the past.

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