Company that bought Dorsheimer House buys second top WNY property – in Orchard Park | Business premises
Crux will not take over the entire building for its offices. After spending nine months negotiating a lease and then a purchase with the sellers – who own OP Social – Crux wants to keep the restaurant in place. The business recently completed a “massive renovation” that included a new artisanal pizza oven and upgrades to the bar to make it more upscale, Campbell said.
“We want them to be able to thrive,” Campbell said, adding that OP Social plans to bring in a new chef to expand the restaurant. “They have a lot of really great ideas on how to grow the restaurant and what things they would like to implement in the future. They have been connected to the community for a really long time and their reputation speaks for itself.”
Mongoose, which is hiring 15 to 20 employees a year due to its own growth, will also stay, Campbell said.
“We’re not going to come here to take up all the space and do a bunch of renovations,” he said. “It’s a fairly new building.”
This is the second local real estate transaction for Crux in just over a year, having acquired the former Delaware Avenue home from a New York State Lieutenant Governor in late 2020 for $1.09 million, then unveiled plans for a $2 million renovation.