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The new owners of the old Wehrle Golf Dome in Clarence recently completed extensive renovations from roof to floor at the 23-year-old venue, and the changes are clear to the golfers flocking there to shake the winter rust off their game. The venue was the first indoor driving range of its kind in the state when it opened in 1994, but it was badly in need of an update b…

Last year, 233 Airbnb hosts in Buffalo earned a total of $2.2 million by renting their spare rooms, apartments and homes to travelers. That’s more than double what they earned in 2015. It comes out to about $7,500 per host, more than the state average, and some hosts make more. Buffalo listings on Airbnb.com range from a private room in a converted West Seneca garage …

Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk is in the final stages of a search for a new location after its board and relocation specialists Clark Patterson Lee Engineers, Stroudwater Associates and Turner Associates reviewed 24 sites, officials said. A hospital board subcommittee narrowed the list to six potential sites, and the next step will be to reduce the list to two fin…

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Jan. 20, 2017.   ALDEN • 1589 Baxter, Matthew P. Marini to Kevin S. Sheridan; Linda J. Sheridan, $194,000. • 1203 Greenfield Drive, Custom Builders of WNY to Luann Lenoci, $180,000. AMHERST • 39 Nature Cove Court, Gregory Za…

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 $…