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A sprawling suburban property in Lancaster that had once been destined to become an industrial and business park may now become a new housing development instead. Uniland Development Co., after 16 years of trying unsuccessfully to attract commercial tenants to the Eastport Commerce Center, is now seeking to turn nearly half of the land into a residential community. T…

Bud Crumlish inherited a mess when he took over as CTG's new CEO last July. Six months later, he has a plan to fix the long-struggling Buffalo information technology company – and investors are buying into it, at least for the moment. "In short, we are taking the necessary steps to address sustainable and profitable growth," Crumlish said during a conference call …

St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral has spent a decade trying to figure out what to do with a 121-year-old parish house on Pearl Street that has sat mostly vacant since it moved its offices down the street. At first, church leaders thought they would sell the four-story building. That wasn't successful. Then, they looked at all the downtown redevelopment around them an…

A proposal to demolish part of the former Osmose Holdings complex on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has drawn concerns from the Buffalo Preservation Board. Board members this week flagged the need to investigate the property’s history, as well as the potential negative impact on Best Street. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a non-profit organization that coo…

Ninety pounds of Chef's rigatoni,  100 pounds of Wardynski Polish sausage and six half-kegs of Labatt beer are making their way to Sarasota, Fla., this weekend. All to satisfy the cravings of 750 snowbirds and Buffalo expats looking for a taste of home. Chef's Restaurant, Wardynski and Labatt are among 30 Buffalo businesses that will offer everything from Sahlen…

The American Cancer Society awarded an $82,000 grant to Erie County Medical Center to help with education and screening tied to early detection for patients at risk for colorectal cancer. “This CHANGE grant at ECMC will help increase colorectal cancer screening rates in our community’s at-risk population and get us closer to our shared goal of an 80 percent screenin…

A global money management firm with an Amherst data center and a small company co-founded by Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas were accepted into the state's Start-Up NY program, which lowers or eliminates most state taxes for 10 years for businesses that agree to create jobs. BlackRock promises to create 50 jobs at its data center at 350 CrossPoint Parkway in CrossPoi…

Buffalo Manufacturing Works could be headed to a new home – and a bigger role in helping the region's companies become more innovative and more productive. The second phase of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Buffalo Billion plan would move the innovation hub from Main Street to the Northland Corridor on the East Side, partly to spread more of the program's benefits to a stru…

Whole Foods Market can begin building the interior of its 50,000-square-foot store in Amherst, now that the Austin, Texas, upscale grocer has received the necessary town permit. "Today they were issued a permit to do the build-out of the store, to finish up the store now," Douglas Gesel, senior code enforcement officer in the town's Building Department, said Thursday. …

Amherst officials are negotiating leases for two new cell towers on town property with a company working on behalf of Blue Wireless. Upstate Tower Communications wants to build one cell tower at the town's Highway Department, on North Forest Road, and a second tower at the town's Wastewater Treatment Plant, on Tonawanda Creek Road. The tower at the Highway Department…

Just a few months before Tesla Inc. plans to start making solar cells and solar panels at its Buffalo gigafactory, the electric vehicle maker is looking for ways to save cash in its solar energy business. After all, Tesla already has its hands full, with opening its battery gigafactory in Nevada and preparing to start producing its more affordable Model 3 sedan – a $…

Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has reached an agreement in principle to buy a 15-acre parcel owned by the Williamsville Central School District that will allow Ciminelli to build a second access road into its proposed Muir Woods development. Ciminelli has secured an option to purchase the land at 520 Campbell Blvd., between North French and Dodge roads, company spokeswoma…

A Domino's Pizza that will offer customers the chance to call ahead and pick up their pizza at a drive-up window is taking over a vacant former bank branch on Main Street in Amherst across from the University at Buffalo South Campus. Benderson Development Co. is renovating a former First Federal Bank at 3608 Main St., just east of Springville Avenue, on behalf of Domino…

Step inside Preservation Pub on Main Street and a quick glance at the walls takes you back in time. There's the 1929 black-and-white picture of City Hall under construction. Photographs of Main Street circa 1911, the Americana docked by Buffalo's imposing grain elevators and the Statler Building hosting a 1935 conference. Sandwiched in the mix is the framed 1923 dent…

Two new proposals would bring more revamped apartments, shops and commercial space to the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street in Buffalo. Property owner and developer J. Roger Trettel wants to combine three adjacent buildings in the 500 block of Main Street into a single facility with four first-floor commercial or storefront spaces and eight live-work apartments on the…