About Tri-Main Center
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Tri-Main Center is a bustling mixed-use facility. The versatility of Tri-Main makes it a great choice for your business. The large window and floor plates provide for an adaptable and creative use of space that allows tenants to build a custom business environment.
With over 100 diverse companies including architects, engineers, data-processing, and marketers along with artists, human services, schools, light industry and retail, you’ll feel at home in our thriving business ecosystem. Tri-Main Center is cultivating Buffalo’s creative community.
Features & Benefits
- 575,000 square feet on 6 floors provides space to accommodate tenants of all sizes and needs.
- 24-hour access for tenants and on-site security.
- Tri-Main Development ownership and management located in the building.
- 24-hour building maintenance staff provides tenants with prompt solutions.
- Secure parking for both tenants and their guests.
- Centrally monitored security, fire systems, and video surveillance.
- Meeting/ conference rooms for tenants’ use.
- In-house café and catering.
- ATM machine located in the main lobby.
- Daily US Postal, UPS and FedEx pick-up and delivery services.
- Shipping/ receiving made easy with large freight elevators, indoor loading docks with levelers, a staging area and dock manager.
- Multiple options for internet service and fiber optic providers.
- People’s Park next door for outdoor enjoyment.
Twenty-five years ago Tri-Main Development purchased the vacant Trico plant #2 and began the rehabilitation of an abandoned day-light factory in Buffalo. With experience of having converted industrial building to office use, in Toronto, the owners of Tri-Main Development saw opportunity in the Buffalo market. Tri-Main Center is recognized as the first successful large-scale rehabilitation of a vacant warehouse building in the city.
45 Jewett Avenue is the newest development by Tri-Main Development. The brand new facility is a two-phase, mixed-use development. Located next to Tri-Main Center, the building provides new opportunities for companies looking to relocate to the growing Tri-Main campus area.
Tri-Main Center is located on Main Street, just minutes from downtown Buffalo, Medical Campus, SUNY Buffalo South campus, and airport. The Center is half mile away from Highways 198 and 33, near Amherst subway station and on the Metro bus route, providing alternative and easy commutes for tenants and guests.
The History of 2495 Main Street
Tri-Main Center became Buffalo’sfirst large-scale rehabilitation of a vacant industrial complex. 25 years later, it is a vibrant mixed-use business center with over 100 companies and growing. Tri-Main Center has been at the forefront of the city’s resurgence, and is cultivating the creative community in Buffalo.
Trico Products Company, founded by John R. Oishei of Buffalo was the world’s largest maker of windshield wipers. Trico purchased the building after WWII, and 2495 Main Street was known as Trico “Plant 2.” During this time period, the building expansion increased the size to today’s 650,000 square feet. At one time Trico was the largest employer in the city of Buffalo.
The building was leased to various tenants including Hercules Motors to make diesel engines for the Navy and Bell Aircraft Corporation. On September 5, 1941, Bell Aircraft was requested to design and construct America’s first jet engine warplane. The aircraft was built in the utmost secrecy on the upper floor of the building and became known as a “black project.”
In 1915, famous architect, Albert Kahn designed Henry Ford’s plant at 2495 Main Street. Over 600,000 of the 15 million Ford Model T’s were produced here by 1927. The plant continued producing Fords, now Model A’s until August 1931 when Ford decided to sell the Main St. facility and all activities were transferred to the Fuhrman Boulevard plant.