Local Landmark For Sale

CELORON – Offers have been made to purchase the land that was once the location of the Celoron Amusement Park.

Earlier this month, CBRE, an international real estate services company, held a call for offers for the property at 10 Dunham Ave., Celoron. CBRE was hired by Northwest Savings Bank to sell the property where the amusement park was located from 1894 to 1962.

Bob Roller, CBRE Buffalo office partner, said offers were made during the process on the property that has 1,300 feet of frontage along Chautauqua Lake.

“We have received some interest in the property. No purchaser has been selected, but that might be coming soon,” Roller told The Post-Journal on Monday. “We will be happy to share the information when it is decided to whom it will be sold to, and we have the bank’s permission.”

Roller said he wasn’t at liberty to say how many offers were received during the call, which concluded June 7.

Prior to the call for offers on the property, Roller said once the offers have been received by the bank they will be reviewed. He said there is no minimum bid for the property, and the bank is not obligated to select any of the offers.

The property where the old amusement park was once located is adjacent to Lucille Ball Memorial Park. The area has been included in talks about a waterfront revitalization project in Celoron. Roller said CBRE officials have talked to village officials about the call for offers on the property. In February 2012, the village board placed a moratorium on land development in the area dealing with the waterfront revitalization project. Roller said the moratorium is set to expire in August.

Scott Schrecengost, Celoron mayor, said last month village officials have been reaching out trying to find someone interested in buying the property, too. While the moratorium has been in effect, village officials have been updating their zoning codes to ensure whoever buys the property will use it to enhance the quality of the lakefront property for the whole community.