Used clothing retailer to move to Rock Block | Retail

Buffalo Exchange, a national retail chain that buys, sells and trades vintage and mint used clothing and accessories, is moving but staying near the Rock Block.

With a redevelopment project looming next to its current home, the retailer will move into the last home of the William Edge salon and with an address at 2214 Elliston Square. A transition in June is being considered and the future project partly dictates the relocation, an official with the company that owns Buffalo Exchange emailed the Post.

The store, which has 12 employees, operated from approximately 3,300 square feet of space at 2115 Elliston Place since August 2016. The future space will offer 3,800 square feet.

MJM Architects is designing the new space for Buffalo Exchange, with a recently issued permit valued at $200,000. Bacon Construction, based in Franklin, is supervising the construction.

Nashville-based Ridgefield Properties owns the building that currently houses the Buffalo Exchange, having paid $2 million for it and surface parking late last year. (Read more about this here.)

Local real estate investor Marc Stengel, owner of Ridgefield Properties, and his longtime friend and business partner Tony Giarratana are working in tandem on the future Rock Block Flats. Giarratana LLC in early 2020 paid $2.875 million for a property that spans 2201/2205 and 2209 Elliston Place and is slated for Boulder Flats. Giarratana is expected to lease the land on which the seven-story building will stand from Ridgefield.

Based in Tucson, Arizona, and founded in 1974, Buffalo Exchange is privately held with 50 stores in 17 states.

Anne G. Cash