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A warehouse storage building off Genesee Street is being targeted for redevelopment into a new apartment facility and neighborhood clinic in the latest effort by a developer to strengthen an East Side neighborhood. Larry Regan's Regan Development Corp. of Ardsley, N.Y., wants to convert the 100,000-square-foot building at 19 Doat St. into 74 affordable-housing apartment…

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Chayban's Custom Tailors and Dry Cleaning may open a new location on Transit Road in East Amherst. Danny Chayban, who owns the Chayban's location at 8078 Transit Road, at Maple Road in Amherst, on Tuesday spent $185,000 to buy 11500 Transit Road, at Tonawanda Creek Road in northeast Amherst, according to Chayban and county records. Chayban said he was planning to ope…

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A building conversion that will include apartments for homeless women as well as a Friends of the Night People satellite on the city's East Side is moving forward, with construction expected to begin in the next few months, according to the project developer. The $12.8 million project on Thursday received $600,000 from the the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency. That was the …

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The owner of the Northtown Plaza in Amherst has filed revised plans with the town as it begins the approval process for its redevelopment of the outdoor shopping center. WS Development proposes constructing six buildings for retailers including L.L. Bean and West Elm. It is seeking nine area variances from the town Zoning Board of Appeals, down from the 10 requested ori…

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Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are poised to start work on converting the former New York Central Freight House into a mixed-use residential and retail building, now that they've purchased the property from E.B. Atlas Steel Corp. Frizlen and Yots, through Buffalo Freight House LLC, paid $750,000 last Friday to acquire the 37,000-square-foot, single-story brick b…

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Niacet Corp. received a 15-year tax break Wednesday for a possible expansion in Niagara Falls. The local plant, however, is competing with sites in Alabama and Louisiana for the $40 million project. It would double the company's production of the food additive calcium propionate, which inhibits mold and bacteria in bread and baked goods. The approval by the Niagara C…

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Snow was falling at a brisk pace on Buffalo's East Side Tuesday, but that didn't stop a couple hundred eager construction contractors and individuals from coming out to look for deals amid the tools, vehicles and equipment being auctioned from LPCiminelli's inventory. The sale marked an ignominious end to what many people considered the largest locally based general con…

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A 63-year-old former North Buffalo synagogue that is now home to a church is poised to get a new life, as a Clarence developer seeks to put nine new luxury apartments and retail space into the longtime religious building. Rocco J. DelGrosso wants to transform the Faith of the Good Shepherd Chapel at 1235-1237 Hertel Avenue into the newest residential address along the f…

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Ellicott Development Co. is aiming to complete its new 12-story mixed-use tower in downtown Buffalo by next September, complete with the region's second Aloft hotel occupying three floors in the center. Ellicott CEO William Paladino said construction on the $75 million project is "moving along very well" and "on schedule" for a Sept. 1 completion. The six-level parki…

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A proposal to build 50 single-story townhouses at the site of Average Joe’s tavern and a neighboring parcel on Sweet Home Road has won the backing of the Amherst Planning Board. RAS Development's initial plans to build apartments at 2360 Sweet Home, at North Ellicott Creek Road, changed to accommodate neighbors, and again when the Average Joe’s property at 2350 Sweet Ho…

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Erie County is providing $7,000 to study whether it makes sense to open a cooperative market in Williamsville. The group of volunteers working to bring a co-op to the village said the feasibility study likely will cost a total of $10,000. Legislators Edward A. Rath III and Tom Loughran sought the money in the 2018 county budget. The Village Co-op Market of Williamsvi…

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The Town of Amherst wants to buy a 57-acre East Amherst property, a move that would scuttle a developer's plans to build an 80-house subdivision there. It's the latest twist in a project that has pitted neighbor against neighbor and revived a split between the Town Board and Amherst's Zoning Board of Appeals. Outgoing Amherst Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein said he wan…

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The vacant three-story brick building at 550 Main St. is Niagara Falls has a colorful history. For many years, Dr. Pravin V. Mehta prescribed painkillers there, sometimes without examining patients, in what authorities said was a major contribution to the local opioid epidemic. Now, with Mehta in prison and the city in charge of the building, the structure is propose…

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Eastern Niagara Hospital plans to triple the size of its emergency department as part of an $8.2 million building project announced Wednesday. The Lockport hospital said it intends to erect a two-story structure near the entrance of its building at 521 East Ave., with the new emergency department on the ground floor. Plans call for the second floor to include doctors…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has completed its $220,000 purchase of a nearly 15-acre parcel in Amherst owned by the Williamsville School District that will allow it to build a second access road into its proposed Muir Woods development. The School Board approved the sale of the vacant land at 520 Campbell Blvd., which the district has owned for 50 years, in October and t…