In Portland, a similar shuttered downtown department store, the Fred Meyer Store has been transformed into a boutique hotel with around 300 rooms. Buffalo could do this as well, but with fewer rooms and a residential mix. Why not? This location is pretty damn hot, and this building, mutty as it is, would be perfect to the task. As to Craigslist? The buyer better hope that a "roomate interview" isn't a part of the process!