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Uncle G's Ice Cream has changed hands, but those hands have a lot of experience scooping ice cream in Niagara County. Rachel Lindemann has bought the popular Pendleton ice cream shop. Her family owns Jamie's Ice Cream in North Tonawanda. Lindemann hopes to add indoor seating as well as a savory menu, which would include hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries. Uncle…

A downtown Niagara Falls hotel will unveil the results of a six-month-long makeover of its top floor Thursday. The Days Inn at the Falls, 443 Main St., will show off four Diamond Sky Suites and 16 premium guest rooms on the eighth floor, in space that previously was a banquet room. The new rooms and suites increase the Days Inn's room total to 188, said Maggie Barnett,…

WARSAW – A year ago, Five Star Bank's parent company, Financial Institutions, was embroiled in an expensive battle with an activist investor over the bank's future. The investor, Texas-based Johnny Guerry, urged the bank to put itself up for sale, criticized the bank’s leadership and made an unsuccessful run for control of two board seats. A year later, after Guerr…

A Family Dollar store will be developed on vacant land in Lackawanna that the city has agreed to sell for $90,000, ending a battle for the land. The city's sale of six parcels at Ridge Road and Wasson Avenue to Durbin Acquisitions became official Tuesday when Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski signed the ordinance that City Council had approved Monday. "I like the project be…

A State Supreme Court justice is expected to issue a decision this week in a lawsuit that sought to protect a brick house on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus that once housed manufacturing offices from demolition. A preservation group, Campaign for Buffalo, History, Architecture & Culture, has sought a preliminary injunction to prevent a demolition company from r…

By Elizabeth Dwoskin SAN FRANCISCO – Travis Kalanick stepped down as chief executive of the ride-hailing giant Uber on Tuesday, the culmination of several tumultuous months and a shareholder revolt. Kalanick, who helped found Uber in 2009 and led it to become one of Silicon Valley’s highest flying startups, will stay on Uber’s board of directors, a company offi…

The public can tour the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus today with two leaders who helped shape its growth. Matthew Enstice, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc., and Thomas R. Beecher Jr., founding board chairman and one of the original architects of the campus, will lead a guided walk from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. today. The walk begins and ends …

The full Common Council will have to decide whether to amend the Green Code to accommodate a Dash’s Market plan for a larger Hertel Avenue supermarket. Following a 90-minute public hearing Tuesday, the Council’s Legislation Committee sent Dash’s request to the Council, without a committee recommendation. The Council will decide next Tuesday whether or not to g…

Something happened to the Buffalo Niagara unemployment rate that hadn’t occurred during any May since 2012. The jobless rate went up. With the pace of job growth slowing this spring, the local unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent during May, up from 4.5 percent in May 2016, the state Labor Department reported Tuesday. It was the first time that the May jobless rat…

The Grand Island Town Board approved on Monday a developer's plan to build a $7 million community solar generation plant on the island. Community solar, which generates electricity to share with the community, is relatively new with only three operations in New York State, and Grand Island's plant would be the largest, said Mike Francis of Blue Rock Energy, which will m…

A local contractor who was sentenced to 16 months in prison in 2005 for what prosecutors called one of the largest home-improvement fraud cases in Western New York history is again in trouble with the law. A federal grand jury Monday returned a 15-count indictment charging Todd A. Cameron, 46, of Amherst, with filing false tax returns, as well as transporting and harbor…

A Buffalo-based commercial and industrial deep-sea diving firm plans to build two pole barns on its Katherine Street property for commercial boat and construction equipment storage. Mark Judd's Bidco Marine Group Inc. plans to add 10,872 square feet of dry storage and maintenance space on its five-acre parcel at 220 Katherine, along the Buffalo River in the Old First Wa…

Ellicott Development Co. hopes to start construction within 45 days on a six-story, retail and office building next to Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Main Street. The development company plans to unveil adaptive-reuse plans for the church shortly. Ellicott Development, owned by Carl and William Paladino, received city approval earlier this year to construct a $35 m…

A Williamsville real estate investor wants to build a nine-unit apartment building on West Utica Street in Buffalo. Whitesand Family is seeking city Planning Board approval to demolish a 117-year-old, two-story home and construct a three-story building on a 0.16-acre lot at 297 W. Utica St., with indoor parking on the first floor. The Board agreed Monday to take the lea…