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The group that plans to open a co-operative market in Williamsville has received $5,000 toward a study that will help determine where the store should go and who is likely to shop there. The Amherst Development Corp. on Friday agreed to spend the money, one month after organizers from the Village Co-Op Market of Williamsville made their case for the grant to the corpora…

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Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has acquired a former Buffalo Medical Group building near the South Buffalo hospital's Abbott Road location. The Catholic Health System hospital paid $365,000 to buy 518 Abbott, a two-story brick medical office building. The standalone 4,370-square-foot building, constructed in 1992 on a quarter-acre lot, has 10 to 15 parking spaces, including …

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Multifamily real estate investor Bryan Green snapped up another Town of Tonawanda apartment complex Thursday, adding to a cluster he already owns on Sheridan Drive and Englewood Avenue. Green, through Matlis Four, paid $820,000 to acquire 614 Englewood from Frank Ventura, who has owned it since 1985, when it was built. The two-building, two-story complex – with 12 un…

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A Town of Tonawanda-based survey research firm has sold its Sheridan Drive building to Buffalo Dental Group. ARG SurveyService, a firm owned by Susan R. Adelman, sold its single-story office building for $625,000. The building was marketed for sale by Hanna Commercial Real Estate for $649,000. Located at 1909-1911 Sheridan, the 8,563-square-foot facility was construc…

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The owner of the Ferry Express Mart on the East Side plans to more than double the size of the current store, if the Zoning Board of Appeals grants him five variances for side yards and parking. Hanni Abuhamra wants to construct a 5,225 square-foot addition to his current 1,724-square-foot retail store at 966 E. Ferry Ave., on 0.71 acres. That would allow him to expand …

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The owner of a corner retail building at Walden and Bailey avenues wants to almost double the size of his existing facility, allowing for four more storefronts at the prominent East Side intersection. Ahmed F. Mohamed is seeking a pair of variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals to erect a 5,720-square-foot addition to the current one-story building at 592 Walden, now…

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Last June, hourly workers at Wendt Corp.'s manufacturing plant in Cheektowaga voted in favor of union representation. Seven months later, they're still trying to complete the next step: agreement on a first contract. The process hasn't been smooth, and reflects the friction that can arise in talks between a union and an employer for a first labor deal. The workers, r…

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As 43North prepares for the fifth year of the business plan competition, a new leader is taking the helm. Alex Gress will start as executive director in mid March. Gress said he is eager to build on what 43North has accomplished, both in helping its past prize winners develop and attracting a strong caliber of applicants. Gress, 44, knows the Buffalo Niagara region w…

Coming soon: A youth job fair for people aged 14 through 24. Approximately 50 businesses – including the Buffalo Bisons, GEICO, M&T Bank, Wegmans, Tops Markets, Delta Sonic, Erie County Medical Center, Kaleida Health, Rosina Foods, Mod Pac and Starbucks – will offer a range of positions in fields like health care, banking, manufacturing, food service and production,…

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The owner of Antique World in Clarence has received $175,633 in tax breaks for a $1.7 million expansion into a nearby building featuring seven luxury apartments and a store to display his most valuable items. The Clarence Industrial Development Agency voted unanimously Thursday to grant Kelly Schultz $83,125 in sales tax exemptions, $79,758 in property tax exemptions an…

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An old car wash in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood would be reopened under new ownership if the city's Zoning Board of Appeals gives the green light on Feb. 21. Property owner Joga Singh is seeking a use variance to re-establish a car wash at 3444 Bailey Ave., as part of the Sunoco gas station and Delaware Mart that he currently operates, which has been there since 2…

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The buyer of a South Buffalo commercial property wants to demolish the existing building at 2200 South Park Ave. and put up a Tim Hortons. Designed by William Schutt Associates of Lancaster, the proposed 1,776-square-foot Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop would have indoor seating for 28 guests, but no outdoor patio. Located between Ridgewood Road and Okell Street, on th…

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A proposal by Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. to turn the former J.P. Bullfeathers' parking area on Elmwood Avenue into a commercial lot for Allpro Parking may be yet another indication that the developer's controversial proposed Arbor + Reverie development project isn't going anywhere soon. Ciminelli is seeking a variance from the city's Zoning Board of Appeals to allow us…

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Proforma Total Business is proud to announce Cindy Cummings as the new business account manager for the company. Cummings will be based in Buffalo, and focus on building business relationships within the community, as well as obtaining new clients and generating repeat business.