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Conventus, now with bank and cafe, opens doors to Main Street

For a few more days, High Street remains the public's only entryway into the Conventus medical office and research building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. But that will change soon, when the building's Main Street access opens up next week.

The High Street entrance has a high-end revolving door that can handle 40 people per minute. It is especially designed for health care visitors – including wheelchairs, strollers and walking toddlers.

The lowdown on the door – measuring 12-feet in diameter with 5-foot, 10-inch wide door openings – is also noteworthy for its wide motion sensor detector that is tripped even by a slow-moving car outside entering the building's valet parking service.

The entrance has automatic sliding doors that are motion-sensor activated and foot sensors so it does not run into people when in use, according to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp., which developed and manages Conventus. Rotation speeds can be adjusted for the revolving door.

Conventus, which fronts Main Street, has not yet had its front doors opened for public access, but that will change next Thursday.

The building's first floor has a KeyBank branch that opened in late March, as well as a grab-and-go cafe that opened May 15. Tables and chairs to seat up to 24 people at the cafe are expected to arrive Friday, said Anne E. Duggan, company spokeswoman.

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