Amherst Touts Boulevard Mall – and Benefits of its Site – to Potential Buyers

Feb. 17, 2019

Amherst officials are trying to spur interest in the Boulevard Mall, which is likely to go up for auction this spring. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)
Amherst officials are trying to spur interest in the Boulevard Mall, which is likely to go up for auction this spring.

Amherst officials are pitching the Boulevard Mall to prospective buyers as the mortgage holder on the region’s oldest enclosed shopping center prepares to put the property on the auction block this spring.

“This is a focal area of the town for redevelopment,” said David Mingoia, executive director of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency. “We’re introducing new zoning, which potentially could allow for a town center, village type of development on a scale that’s really not available elsewhere in the community.”

The Boulevard Mall’s future looks uncertain as shifting shopping habits financially batter traditional enclosed malls.

The property should draw interest because of its size, prime spot on Niagara Falls Boulevard, opportunity for tax breaks and inclusion along a projected path of an expanded Metro Rail, town officials say.
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