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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is re-listing three multifamily apartment houses on Potomac and Ashland avenues, after officials decided they would not be a core part of the developer's planned Arbor + Reverie project along Elmwood Avenue. Ciminelli said the properties - 584 and 588 Potomac and 721 Ashland - will be put back on the market this weekend through Red Door Real …

Ninety top designers, developers and data scientists from 29 countries are arriving in Buffalo to compete in the 2017 Topcoder Open hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus starting this weekend. Think of it like the March Madness of coding. Programmers from places as far as China, India and Nepal will square off in timed competitions to develop algorithms, …

Iskalo Development Co. acquired a medical office building in the Village of Hamburg, adding to its holdings as it continues its renovation of the nearby Hamburg Village Square plaza. The Williamsville-based developer paid $1.15 million last month to buy the 28,809-square-foot Hamburg Medical Park building at 17 Long Ave., from LSW Limited Partnership, controlled by Dona…

More than 100 apartment units in three Tonawanda complexes were acquired this week for more than $4.62 million, as a longtime owner unloaded the properties. Richard J. Williams, through three entities, sold the Williamsburg Village Apartments, Colonial Village Apartments and Englewood Avenue Apartments to limited-liability companies managed by John J. Edwards, but owned…

The future of a Jamestown sheet metal manufacturer was in doubt a few years ago, before Heather Turner and her husband, Ricky, stepped in to acquire it in early 2014. If Blackstone Business Enterprises' owner couldn't find a buyer, the business was in danger of closing, taking 88 jobs with it, Heather Turner said. The Turners now run the renamed Blackstone Advan…

EduKids, the region's largest day care business, has won approval to build a new, $2.5 million day-care center on Main Street in Amherst just outside the town's only gated community. EduKids plans to move its center now located at 235 College Parkway to a building it would own at 6286 Main St., near Stonham Way, on a 1.7-acre parcel along the driveway that leads into Ma…

A proposed Delta Sonic that would replace Menne Nursery on Niagara Falls Boulevard cleared a key hurdle at Thursday's meeting of the Amherst Planning Board. The Planning Board voted, 5-1, to recommend rezoning the 10-acre property between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Old Niagara Falls Boulevard, north of East Robinson Road, from general business to motor service. The …

Rudra Management and Rosewood Hotels has paid $6.5 million to add a Courtyard by Marriott in Amherst to its growing portfolio of hotels, according to a document filed with the Erie County Clerk's Office. The Cheektowaga-based group bought the 108-room hotel at 4100 Sheridan Drive, near the Youngmann Memorial Highway interchange, from DelMonte Hotel Group of Rochester. …

Two multi-family residential projects on Virginia and Genesee streets received variances Wednesday from the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals, allowing them to proceed despite being larger than what the Green Code allows. The Zoning Board gave its assent to Hispanics United's proposal to build its new La Plaza senior housing community at 253 Virginia St., with 46 units of…

The Buffalo Niagara job market laid an egg in September. While job growth has slowed to a crawl for most of this year, hiring turned negative in September, with the region losing 3,500 jobs from September 2016 to September 2017, according to new data released Thursday by the state Labor Department. It was the worst job loss for any month over the past 7 1/2 years, da…

Niagara University has renamed its dining hall in honor of local restaurateur Russell J. Salvatore. The Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons recently underwent an $8 million renovation. Salvatore, who received an honorary doctorate from Niagara last year, made what the university called "a generous gift." The university did not disclose the amount. The dining facility…

A new boutique hotel is coming to Delaware Avenue. Developer Noel Sutton, who has previously specialized in restoring long-neglected homes and other buildings in Allentown, has acquired a three-story brick-and-masonry building at 1296 Delaware Ave., which he plans to convert into the nine-room Viceroy Hotel, with off-street parking. Sutton paid $415,000 to buy it from J…

Former TV news anchor Erika Brason blames her daughter, Sydney, for falling hard for boutique indoor cycling studios. Brason first set her feet in one almost four years ago, when Sydney was attending George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and introduced her mother to SoulCycle, a higher-end cycling chain. "People ask, 'Have you always wanted to do this?' …

The Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday granted a pair of variances to allow construction of a proposed five-story apartment building at the corner of Hertel and Parkside avenues in North Buffalo, despite opposition by a few neighbors. John and Ruth Ann Daly, through O'Dalaigh Real Estate, want to build the 32-unit apartment complex on the site of a longtime f…

Linda McMahon, the former pro wrestling executive who heads the Small Business Administration, is scheduled to visit Buffalo on Tuesday. McMahon has been visiting SBA districts around the country on her "SBA Ignite" tour, meeting with small businesses to hear their concerns. She is scheduled to visit the SBA's offices on South Elmwood Avenue. McMahon and her husba…