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Lafayette Lofts features twenty-one (21) residential rental units that are some of the most unique and distinctive in Buffalo.  We have incorporated the property’s elegant architectural features into the new units – stained glass, original wood trim and floors, high vaulted ceilings, and much more.  We have beautiful lofts in the former gymnasium and unique units built over the former bowling alley. We even have a beautiful unit located in historic church office space that features an original safe. Ten (10) of the units feature one bedroom, ten (10) units have two bedrooms and we have one (1) three-bedroom unit.  Onsite parking and storage is available for each unit. 

Each of our residential units features the best in modern living – elegant kitchens with granite countertops, tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances.  All our baths feature period tile work.  Also, each unit has its own washer and dryer, instant hot water, high efficiency heating and air conditioning, plenty of closets, and much more.  The building has a full security and building access system for your safety.   Lafayette Lofts is pet friendly as well as a smoke-free campus.

Common Amenities in All Units

  • Stainless Steel Appliances – Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave
  • Granite Countertops in Kitchen & Baths
  • Decorative Tilework in Kitchen & Baths
  • Plumbing & Light Fixtures that complement the Unique Architecture
  • Full-size Washer & Dryer
  • Instant Hot Water
  • High Efficiency Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Remote Control Ceiling Fans in Bedrooms
  • Secured Card Access
  • Spectrum Cable & Internet

Property Specifics

  • One, On-Site Parking Space for Each Unit
  • Tenant Storage Area
  • Bike Storage
  • ADA Adaptable Units
  • Video Security System at all Building Entries

Rental Overview

Rent:  Rent includes water, sewer, trash removal and one dedicated parking space

Utilities: Tenant is responsible for electric, gas and cable

Security Deposit:  One month’s rent

Pets:  Pets allowed with fee. Maximum of Two pets per unit. Dogs up to 45 lbs. with breed restrictions.



Available Apartments


  • Culinary Center

Culinary Center

The Culinary Center at Lafayette Lofts is dedicated to supporting the vibrant and growing culinary scene in the greater Buffalo area.  Located in the heart of Elmwood Village, the Culinary Center is dedicated to early-stage catering as well as retail and wholesale food businesses.  The capital investment in commercial kitchen equipment can be prohibitive to a new business. The small caterer, the person developing a new product line, or someone wanted to conduct cooking classes – the Culinary Center at Lafayette Lofts is the place for you.

Our 1,250 square foot fully-equipped commercial kitchen facility is the centerpiece of the Culinary Center. It will be the first facility in Buffalo specifically designed to meet the needs of small caterers, personal chefs, bakers, cake decorators, food vendors and producers of specialty food items such as condiments and candies. Our licensed, fully inspected facility is available to create recipes, test batch sizes, and produce product for sale.  Our kitchen has also been carefully designed to accommodate a wide range of cooking classes – both demonstration and full participation.

The Culinary Center is equipped with the following equipment for use:

  • Two six-burner gas range & oven
  • Char grill
  • Convection Oven
  • Griddle
  • Deep fryer
  • Refrigeration
  • Cold & dry storage

The Culinary Center at Lafayette Lofts is offering reasonable rates for long and short-term professional kitchen leasing on a flexible time-share basis.  Users will complete a brief application, must obtain liability insurance and complete a state-mandated food handling course.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Interested in using the Culinary Center? Fill out the form below and someone from our management office will contact you by the end of the next business day.


  • Assembly Hall
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The Assembly Hall provides the perfect venue for your gatherings such as wedding receptions, organizational meetings, social gatherings and other large events. The Hall accommodates approximately 220 guests for a sit-down dinner. Our elegant parlor offers a classic and timeless location for smaller and more intimate events and gatherings. Our full-service culinary center can accommodate the needs of any of our approved caterers to support your gathering.

Event Space Specifics

Assembly Hall

Capacity: 220 seated
54’W x 65’L / 3,510 sq. ft.
Balcony Space
The Assembly Hall is also available for “light use” rental. Please inquire for rates.

*Rental rates do not include catering or valet services


  • Capacity: 80 sit-down dinner,
  • 34'W x 38' L/ 1,320 sq. ft.
  • Valet Service Available
  • The Parlor is available for “light use" rental. Please inquire for rates.

*Rental rates do not include catering or valet services

Meeting Rooms

Our meeting rooms are available for short or long term leasing with a minimum two-hour rental. All meeting rooms have access to a kitchenette equipped with: coffeemaker, toaster, refrigerator, microwave, sink and dishwasher. 

Availability: Monday – Sunday 7am – 9pm

Conference Room

Whether you're giving a presentation, meeting with customers or conducting team training, our conference room is perfect for keeping attendees focused, comfortable and engaged.

17' x 22' / 379 sq. ft.
Seating Capacity: 12 (10 overflow)

  • Natural Light
  • Executive Leather Seating
  • 70" LED TV
  • Free Wifi, Video Conferencing, HDMI, VGA
  • Free Whiteboard, Flipchart and Markers

Contact us about renting a room

Let us help you create the best possible private event at Lafayette Lofts in Elmwood Village! Please fill out the fields below and someone from the events department will respond to your inquiry by the end of the next business day.

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The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church is a community that trains in the way of Jesus, connects with people different than us, and serves the poor. We gather for worship every Sunday at 10:00AM.

You can find more information at the church website or at our Facebook page.