Firm that bought Dorsheimer House buys second prominent WNY property – in Orchard Park


OP Social Tap and Grille

OP Social Tap & Grille on North Buffalo Road in Orchard Park.

Crux will not be taking over the entire building for its  office space. 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 artisan pizza oven and improvements 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 grow the restaurant. “They’ve got a lot of really awesome ideas about the growth of the restaurant and things they’d like to implement in the future. They’ve been tied to the community for a really long time.”

Mongoose, which has been hiring 15 to 20 employees a year because of its own growth, will also stay, Campbell said.

“We’re not coming in there to take over the whole 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, after it acquired the one-time Delaware Avenue home of a two-time New York State lieutenant governor in late 2020 for $1.09 million, and then unveiled plans for a $2 million renovation.

Construction was delayed for a couple of months by preservation concerns but has been in full swing for the past five months, with plans for completion and opening in May.


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