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Three fledgling life sciences companies are moving into a new University at Buffalo business incubator on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.The companies are taking space in UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, which opened this summer with the goal of speeding up the process of turning research into marketable drugs.The three companies now moving into UB’…

The sight of two hydraulic excavators equipped for demolition parked next to the former Erie Freight House on Ohio Street over the weekend has alarmed preservationists, who have been lobbying to save the landmark building.But James W. Comerford Jr., commissioner of the city Department of Permit and Inspection Services, said Monday that no demolition is imminent.Samuel J. S…

A local developer Tuesday evening outlined his company's plans to redevelop the former F.N. Burt Co. headquarters in Buffalo's historic Larkin District.Samuel J. Savarino of Savarino Cos., who spoke at a forum in the Old First Ward Community Center on Republic Street, said the planned renovation of the six-story, 330,000-square-foot facility at 500 Seneca St. will be finan…

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is backing efforts to prevent the former Erie Freight House on Ohio Street from being torn down to clear the way for a new riverfront apartment complex.The group, which focuses on ways to restore and revitalize the Buffalo River corridor, said Tuesday that it is backing efforts to purchase the former Great Lakes Paper Fibers Corp. plant from dev…

Catholic Health System said Thursday it will build a $46 million, six-story headquarters in Buffalo, consolidating 700 employes in eight scattered locations into one building at the gateway to downtown off the Kensington Expressway.The region’s second-largest hospital system will be housed in a 140,000-square-foot Administrative and Regional Training Center at 144 Genese…

A portion of one of the public canals being constructed at Canalside will be used to provide a shaded, tree-lined walkway with seating near the water.The change to the East Canal, which will run roughly between Main and Washington streets, came after public suggestions for more covered, green and "fun space," said Thomas P. Dee, president of Erie Canal Harbor Development C…

A Buffalo developer and a trio of demolition and salvage specialists are teaming up for a new $15 million loft apartment complex along the Buffalo River, but local preservationists want to block their plan to knock down the former Erie Freight House on the site.Savarino Companies and FFZ Holdings – a partnership of three Frontier Industrial Corp. executives – intend to…

Architects of the Larkin District's success creating a summer destination are planning for the rest of the year, making moves to attract visitors during the colder months and on weekends.The Larkin Development Group won approval from the city Planning Board this week to move ahead with plans to renovate a 19th century building at Swan and Emslie streets and open a bar and …

The $10 million gift to rename a new children's hospital will do more than spur construction of a modern specialty facility to serve women and children in Western New York. It also will further cement the transformation of downtown's Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus from vision to stunning reality, officials said. Women & Children's Hospital will be renamed the John R. Oishe…

A new Panera Bread in the Elmwood Village and an easement for a new Lafayette Square hotel won approval Tuesday from the Common Council. Delaware Council Member Michael LoCurto said he is confident Elmwood patrons will continue to support local businesses and noted that Panera, a national chain, will replace Blockbuster, another national tenant.At earlier meetings, there w…

Most people who know Chaquiel Nettles recognize him as a standout high school athlete, an asset on the basketball court and one of the best high school football players in the region. And some may have heard that he is the younger brother of an outstanding wide receiver at Sweet Home who was once recruited for Division I football. But few know that the 18-year-old se…

A safety advisory was issued to students by Buffalo State College police today after two disturbing incidents that occurred near the college during the first weekend of the new school year. Police said one student was shot in the arm after he and two friends were attacked and robbed late Friday night at the intersection of Grant Street and Potomac Avenue. Then, two women, …

The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday came out the winner of an intense development competition and pledged to add energy to the city's waterfront."Because this is our front door, we will do our best to make sure it's a world-class destination," said Sabres President Ted Black during a news conference in the office of Mayor Byron W. Brown.Brown and his administration chose the S…

Construction on a permanent building for the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino halted four years ago amid a slumping economy and a legal challenge that threatened to shut down the gambling hall.Now, with steel beams removed from the site, construction has resumed, this time on a scaled-back, $130 million design that leaders of the Seneca Nation of Indians hope will be a better f…

The public is getting an in-depth look at development ideas for a prime piece of real estate that could continue the evolution of Buffalo's waterfront.In less than three weeks, the city will choose one of two developers to remake the Webster Block, a nearly two-acre parcel just steps from the Inner Harbor, and Mayor Byron W. Brown on Friday said the city is actively seekin…