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Delaware North Cos. has an appetite for some fine dining.The Buffalo-based food service and hospitality giant has agreed to buy a majority stake in the Patina Restaurant Group, which operates high-end restaurants and manages catering operations at prominent venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla.Specifics of the deal, which was announced Saturday,…

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When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a major genomic medicine development for Buffalo in last month’s State of the State address, the participating research institutions and companies were left scrambling for more details - especially about the number of jobs promised.The project – which pulls together the University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, several biotech…

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I just got back from vacation. Yes, three whole weeks of being somewhere else and doing exactly what I wanted to do (museums, food, wine, start-up conversations with dogs in the street).It was also three whole weeks of spending, and trying not to spend too much and considering each potential purchase’s bang for the euro. Sticking to budget, and blowing the budget, spending…

CAMBRIA• Andrews Road, Cynthia M. Bloss to Ryan D. Sherwood; Jessica L. Sherwood, $166,500.• 3112 Saunders Settlement Road, Darko Vranic; Erica Vranic to Tracy L. Farley; Christopher L. Farley, $166,000.• Andrews Road, Charles Weber to Brian Wilson, $115,000.HARTLAND• 7647 Gow Road & 2420 Hosmer Road, Cindy Kaplan Bennes to Jeremiah S. Grabowski; Ashley E. Grabowski, $225,…

The long-rumored sale of Channel 7 may be completed as early as Monday as one potential buyer has come forward.The E.W. Scripps Co. announced Friday it is in talks with Granite Corp. “over the possible acquisition of two Granite TV stations.”It didn’t identify which two stations, but WKBW-TV and WMYD-TV in Detroit are expected to be the stations.The News first reported mor…

AES CORP.: Miller, Brian A., general counsel, exercised an option for 12,369 shares of common at $8.97 each Jan. 30.CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORP.: Krummel, Christopher A., officer, exercised an option for 38,998 shares of common between $22.30 and $44.01 each Jan. 31, immediately sold 38,998 shares of common at $60.01 each, and now directly and indirectly holds 14,513. COMMU…

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January’s frigid temperatures seemed to put a chill on a federal government-backed program aimed at helping small businesses grow.Banks in the Buffalo-Rochester market originated just 31 Small Business Administration loans during the month, down about 43 percent from a year ago, according to SBA data. Since the start of the fiscal year last October, the number of loans ori…

For sale: 16,000 square feet of home on six acres of landscaped grounds, with almost every amenity imaginable. One of the region's biggest estates -- known for being part of the biggest residential real estate deal in Erie County history -- is back on the market but for 40 percent less than the last time it sold. That was when Michael Wilson, a disgraced former self-p…

Statewide collaborative aims for energy efficiencyA new statewide collaborative is hoping to make the state’s buildings more efficient by spurring the growth of energy-saving innovations.The Energy Efficiency Innovation Collaborative, spearheaded by the New York Power Authority, is a public-private initiative among energy industry leaders. The initiative also hopes to aid …

Hires/Promotions/HonorsHurwitz & Fine member Steven E. Peiper was awarded the Sheldon Hurwitz Young Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The award, named for the co-founder of the law firm, is awarded to a lawyer admitted 10 years or less who has made a significant impact in the indu…

Comprehensive Healthcare Management Services, which has agreed to purchase the Villages of Orleans Health & Rehabilitation Center, is based on Long Island. Its location was incorrect in stories that ran Friday and Jan. 14....The Buffalo News corrects published errors of substance. To request a correction, please notify the editor by writing to: P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14…

Representatives from three local nonprofit agencies have received the keys to new Ford passenger vans, courtesy of the Western New York Ford Dealers and the Ford Friendship Express Program.The vans were presented to the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County, Buffalo City Mission and Meals on Wheels for Western New York.Since the Ford Friendship Express Program …

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Paula Deen is back, y’all.The embattled Southern celebrity chef is staging a comeback, and she’s doing it in partnership with Clarence’s Nanco Group, the Nanula family group of companies that was behind Wilson Farms.“I felt like I’d known them all forever,” Deen said in a telephone interview. “They are the kind of people you almost think don’t exist anymore. I’m so blessed…

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As structural steel rises on Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.’s Conventus medical project in downtown Buffalo, the developer is moving to buy two key properties directly across Main Street.Ciminelli has put the EPIC building at 1000 Main St. under contract for $2.1 million and is seeking to buy the Salvation Army building next door. Both buildings are across Main Street from th…

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Christmas gifts of yesteryear meet an inglorious end at Absolute Green Electronics Recycling in Lake Forest, Calif. Computers are dismantled, the parts sorted into cardboard bins. One holds nothing but hard drives, another AC adapters. Bins stretch in rows across a mammoth warehouse – a bin for graphic cards, a bin for cooling fans, also cellphones, VHS camcorders, digital…