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Calamar holds groundbreaking for MAP site

Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:00 am

Calamar Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 22,000-square-foot medical facility owned by Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 6500 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara.

State Sen. Robert Ortt, as well as local government officials and dignitaries, joined Calamar and Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare in a ceremonial shovel dig.

"This is a very important project for Niagara County," said Calamar Chairman and CEO Kenneth M. Franasiak. "Fichte, Endl & Elmer are well-known, highly respected physicians who are now embarking on a world-class, state-of-the-art medical facility that will serve all of Western New York and Southern Ontario with the very best in eye care. The opportunity to also bring in other types of doctors will make this a medical destination."

Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare is a leader in comprehensive eye care in the Buffalo-Niagara region, providing all optical and eye care services, including general optometry, laser vision correction, corneal surgeries, laser cataract procedures and more.

The new facility sits on 19 acres and will house 12,000 square feet of office space and exam rooms, with the remaining 10,000 square feet being dedicated to an ambulatory surgery center. It is intended for surgeries provided by Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare as well as a world-class center for other various eye surgeons in Western New York to use. In addition, the 19-acre lot has two outparcels that are available for other medical specialties to establish.

Optometrist Thomas Elmer Jr. said the goal is to attract all types of doctors to the new facility. The development, Niagara Medical & Ambulatory Surgical Park (MAP, for short) is expected to open the office complex this summer with the ambulatory center following close behind, scheduled to open this fall. For leasing opportunities, contact Paul Anthony at 716-564-2020 or email [email protected].

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