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Swan Street Diner Nears Completion

Retail-Specific Division of TAYLOR – The Builders Awarded Larkinville Project

Empire Commercial Construction, a retail-specific division of regional general contractor Taylor–The Builders, is nearing completion for the construction of the Swan Street Diner. Empire is under contract with Buffalo-based Larkin Development Group, and teaming with CJS Architects for design and construction of the vintage diner located at 694 Swan Street in Buffalo, next to the Hydraulic Hearth restaurant and across the road from Larkin Square. Construction is nearing completion, expecting to serve diner classics and more for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week by September, 2017.

“We are proud to develop this new relationship with Larkin Development Group, as they rejuvenate life into this beautiful vintage diner,” said Project Executive, Josh Myers. “As a leader in real estate and development, Larkin continues to put the community first as they support neighborhood revitalization and contribute to Buffalo’s overall resurgence.”

Featuring a renovated 1937 Sterling Diner, once housed in Newark, New York as the Newark Diner, an addition is being constructed around it for the kitchen and bathrooms. The 40-foot-long vintage diner, consists of 11 counter stools and additional booth seating for a total capacity of around 50 people.

About Larkin Development Group
Larkin Development Group (LDG) has been a leader in Buffalo, New York in the transformation of the city’s rich stock of buildings from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s into mixed-use developments. The majority of the company’s real estate holdings are in buildings that were once part of the Larkin Soap Company. Featured developments include The Larkin District (“Larkinville”) and The Central Business District. For more information please visit

About Empire Commercial Construction
Empire Commercial Construction, a division of Taylor-The Builders, specializes in quick turn-around new construction, renovations and maintenance for commercial, medical, and retail space across New York State. Their project professionals have completed scores of renovations, build-outs and pad locations for premier national restaurants and retailers. They will make sure it’s built right, on time, the first time. Simply put…Retail Built Right. Visit us at, or call 585-249-9198.

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