CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The doors to the Buffalo Bread Company on Nagel Drive are locked. A sign placed on the door says the property is sealed and anyone entering will be arrested.
The business closure could be rooted in a mechanic’s lien placed on the property by Lamparelli Construction Company, Inc. The lien was filed with the Erie County Clerks office on February 9, 2017 for the amount of $58,795.00.
Paul Lamparelli tells Cheektowaga Chronicle his company was contracted by Richard Costanzo to construct the restaurant/bakery storefront on Nagel Drive.
Richard Costanzo is not tied to the more well-known Costanzo’s Bakery on Innsbruck Drive.
The company spent eight weeks on the job site from October, 2016 until December, 2016. Lamparelli said when he presented the invoice – he wasn’t paid.
“We had talked to him several times with promises of money, but it just never happened. It came to a point where we just put a lien on the property to protect ourselves,” said Lamparelli.
“It hurts, it definitely hurts. Its $58,000 and it takes a lot to make $58,000. It takes a long period of time to recover that money,” added Lamparelli.
Cheektowaga Chronicle reached Richard Costanzo’s voicemail Tuesday requesting comment for this article. Costanzo has not returned our call.
A representative from Benderson Development, the company who leases the building, said they could not discuss the matter.
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