The former Chudy Paper building on Lombard Street across from the Broadway Market is being pursued by brothers Ray and Glenn Kasprzyk as the site of distillery they want to open.

From Buffalo Business First:

Brothers Ray and Glenn Kasprzyk, later this week, are expected to purchase a former Chudy Paper Co. warehouse on Lombard Street and use the building as the manufacturing base for Bison Distillery, their company that will produce rye-based vodka and, later, whiskey. The brothers have formed Polonia Holdings LLC to buy the 5,700-square-foot building and begin work on vodka production.

Bison Distillery would be the first vodka manufacturer in Buffalo’s Fillmore district in generations.

“We’re doing this to help the neighborhood,” Ray Kasprzyk said. “We’re bring an old building back to life and, at the same time, we are creating a brand name for Buffalo.”

This is great news for the neighborhood and will inject some new life on Lombard Street.