Developer to Present Plans for Gallagher Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Plans could be advancing soon for the long-vacant Gallagher Building downtown.

Brian Angelilli of YO. Properties 23 LLC is seeking approval from Youngstown’s design review committee to perform renovations and add an exit stairwell, elevator shaft and sunroom for a proposed retail and residential mixed use.

Angelilli, who is listed as a statutory agent for YO Properties on records filed with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, is president of GreenHeart Companies, Boardman, a commercial and residential construction and property management firm. He did not respond to a request for comment Thursday afternoon. 

Mahoning County property records show YO Properties receiving the building at the corner of Commerce and Hazel streets in January 2019 from 131 Commerce LLC. No sale price was listed. 

In 2012, Dominic Gatta III and his father purchased the building for $192,500, where Cedar’s Lounge operated for years, for $192,500 with the intent of investing $5.9 million into converting the property to apartments and a restaurant-brewery. Those plans never developed and Gatta sold the building in 2017 to Ryan Sheridan, who at the time owned Braking Point Recovery Center in Austintown. The sale price was $280,000.

Sheridan, who planned apartments, a restaurant and retail space in the building, last October pleaded guilty to a 60-count indictment in which he was charged with Medicaid fraud. In January, he was sentenced to serve 90 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $24.5 million in restitution to the Ohio Department of Medicaid. 

The design review committee also will hear a request from Olsavsky Jaminet Architects, Youngstown, to perform exterior renovations and build out work for a restaurant-bar, Tequila Coyote, on the first floor of the Wick Tower, 34 W. Federal St. 

Pictured: The Gallagher Building in downtown Youngstown.

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