Developers to remodel Shea’s Seneca Theatre

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo’s theater community will soon have a new stage to bring life to.

The historic, old Shea’s Seneca Theater will have room for performances, and a whole lot more.

Developers showed off their plans to remodel the old building in south Buffalo.

There will be more than 20 new apartments, a cafe, a banquet space and a 130-seat theater.

“We’re trying to use the building as a catalyst for greater development along the commercial corridor, so not just this building on its own, but to renovate the entire commercial  corridor, to fill the empty storefronts, and to revitalize the neighborhood,” Schneider Family of Services President Jake Schneider said.

Construction will begin in June and developers hope to finish by July of 2018. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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