Success Stories


$1.165 Million DRI Redevelopment Project Proposed in Downtown Batavia

Neppalli Holdings, LLC is proposing to invest approximately $1.165 million to renovate a three-story building at 99 Main Street in downtown Batavia.  The renovation and redevelopment of the 7,500 sq. ft. building, which was built in 1865, would include a new storefront, façade and reconstruction of the existing three floors.

A dental practice will reside on the first floor with the second floor being developed for commercial office space.  The third floor will include 2 two-bedroom market-rate apartments.

Neppalli Holdings, LLC is the latest transformation building renovation project to proceed in downtown Batavia through Governor Cuomo’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) – and Building Improvement Fund which is administered by the BDC.


65 New Downtown Apartments Proposed by Batavia DRI

Strategic Projects


Eli Fish Brewing Companycontact

  Inside the JJ Newberry building in Batavia the FreshLAB Restaurant Incubator will opened this spring 2018 with two new restaurants and anchor tenant Eli Fish Brewing Company.  FreshLAB is a, first of its kind, restaurant incubator program developed by the Batavia Development Corporation to address the dining and entertainment sales leakage in Genesee County.

As for Eli Fish Brewing Company, three Batavia natives pay homage to Eli Fish, who operated Fish’s Malt House, a brewery located on the corner of Elm and Main Streets in the 1800s. The brewery, which reportedly had the capacity to produce 16,000 barrels of beer annually in 1883, burned many times during Fish’s ownership, with Fish rebuilding it each time at the same location.  Eli Fish Brewing Company is led by Batavia natives Matthew Gray, owner of Alex’s Place in Batavia, as well as Buffalo Brothers Pizza and Wing Co. in North Carolina, Jon Mager, a third-generation owner in Arctic Refrigeration in Batavia, and Matthew Boyd, a partner in both Alex’s and Buffalo Brothers Pizza and Wing Co., who oversees Buffalo Brothers’ five North Carolina locations.

Another exciting facet of this project includes the rehabilitation of upper floor apartments above the FreshLAB restaurant incubator.

Eden Cafecontact

Batavia’s first vegetarian/vegan restaurant will delight your taste buds with offerings for everyone. Stop in and try the pub favorites we all know and love, but with a vegan twist. Eden has a variety of items ready to wow you. Enjoy a pile of nachos with house made nacho beer cheese, the Carrot Dog, Buffalo Style Cauliflower Wings, and Poutine! Pair your meal selection with house made Kombucha, fresh juices, smoothies, or a lemonade. Before heading home, be sure to grab some dessert!

Eat Well Grillcontact 

Looking for a healthy and hearty meal? Eat Well Grill has been providing great tasting and healthy salads and bowls, made with fresh, nutrient dense ingredients, sourced locally when possible.

Here is a short list of local businesses that have been supported by the Batavia Development Corporation (BDC).  Starting a small business is difficult, but with the BDC’s support your business ideas can become a reality.   The BDC supports small businesses through grants, loans, site location consulting and business assistance.  The BDC is a proud member of START-UP Genesee and works directly with the NYS Small Business Development Center, the Geenesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC), the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, the Batavia Downtown Improvement District (BID), Genesee Community College (GCC), The Best Center at GCC, GO ART! and multiple commercial real estate agents to ensure that your business has the support it needs to launch in Batavia.

Welch & Craine Trading Postcontact

Looking for architectural salvage, hand made furniture, lighting fixtures and antiques? Visit the Welch & Craine Trading Post and Roadside Antiques at 60 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020.

Gams Simply Sweet & Savorycontact

Amazing baked goods available her in Batavia inside the City Center/ Mall plus daily lunch specials.  Talk to Vangie today.

Frankly Designcontact 

Karen’s Yarn Paper Scissorscontact

Ladies First, healthcarecontact

Trash Away LLC, garbage & recycling servicescontact

Triple Option Networkscontact