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There's an extra $200,000 in the pockets of Paul Michael Bliss, and he's certainly not complaining. The Clarence construction contractor and developer won Thursday's court-ordered foreclosure sale for a Lancaster hotel — just one week after he nearly paid significantly more at a public auction for the same property. With his bid of $1.35 million, Bliss gained the rig…

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An Oregon hotel investor and operator thought his nearly $1.6 million bid had won the auction for the Buffalo Airport Inn in Lancaster. Hours later, the deal fell through when the hotel's current owner rejected the bid. The sudden turnabout by Singh Lodging likely means that the struggling Lancaster hotel is heading to another type of auction – a foreclosure auction …

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An 88-room motel near the Buffalo Niagara International Airport is being auctioned later this month to head off a foreclosure sale. Cash Realty & Auctions will conduct the public sale of the Buffalo Airport Inn, located at 50 Freeman Road in Lancaster. The auction will be held Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., in room 138 of the motel. The 30,435-square-foot motel, whi…

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A de facto highlight reel of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center’s illustrious history will be on display Thursday night in Asbury Hall, as the organization brings 40 pieces of art to the auction block for its 40th anniversary fundraiser. Organizers of the auction, dubbed “Forty For Forty,” set out to include pieces from every decade of Hallwalls’ existence, ranging from i…