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South Buffalo enthusiasts who gather this weekend for The Partners for a Livable Western New York Walk will do so along a thoroughfare remarkably made over since the last such walk two years ago. "Back then, we were focusing on the problem properties and some things that could be done on different points of the street," said Marc Pasquale, president of the nonprofit Sou…

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The Clarence Town Board adopted Vision Main Street on Wednesday, a design for business growth along the Main Street corridor that preserves the town's rural character and is more pedestrian friendly. The plan was the result of a yearlong study by the Vision: Main Street Clarence Committee and was commissioned by the Clarence Industrial Development Agency. The plan di…

Health and Fitness

One of the largest wellness practices in Western New York announced it will close its offices in Cheektowaga and Dunkirk to create a “destination wellness center” for integrative health care in East Aurora. Cardea Health Integrative plans to open its new site on East Main Street in early October. “It has been a long-standing dream of ours to be able to improve …

Education

The Grand Island School Business Alliance (GISBA) will hold a golf outing to raise money for scholarships, field trips and internships for Grand Island High School students. The GISBA tournament will be held on Aug. 21 at River Oaks Golf Club. Last year the golf outing raised $20,000 to support programs at the school. Registration forms are on the district website at gr…

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The Town of Tonawanda didn't shut its doors after its biggest taxpayer, the Huntley Power Plant, closed just over a year ago, eliminating 79 jobs and nearly $6 million a year in property tax revenue. Instead, new and existing businesses continue to invest and expand in the town, cushioning the blow to Tonawanda's economy. Employers have added "at least" 200 jobs in …

Commercial real estate brokers and agents are invited to tour available vacant commercial properties in the Village of Kenmore at the fifth biannual Brokers Day event on Wednesday, hosted by the Kenmore Village Improvement Society, Plaza Group, Iskalo Development and Hulley Woodworking. The event is designed to show off what is available in the village. According to KVI…

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The closing of the Huntley Power Plant took a big bite out of the Town of Tonawanda'a tax base, and also leaves a huge mothballed building on the town's waterfront. What to do? Residents, business owners and community stakeholders over the past nine months have worked on a plan on how to revitalize the town's industrial base. The plan is called "Tonawanda Tomorrow," …

The City of Tonawanda will hold a small business seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. May 17 in the small conference room at City Hall, 200 Niagara St. Anyone who has a small business or is thinking about starting one in the City of Tonawanda is invited to attend. Representatives from the Small Business Development Center, Buffalo Niagara SCORE and the Small Business Administra…

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The next phase in construction on the 37-unit apartment complex in the former St. Paul's School in Kenmore will soon begin, Larry Bicz says. Abatement work will start by the end of the week and construction is expected to take five months. Parish Apartments should open in October or November, Bicz said. Historic tax credits were key to moving the $5 million projec…

Business

Construction is expected to begin at the end of this week or early next week on a $5.6 million drug compounding facility in the Riverview Solar Technology Park in the Town of Tonawanda. Pine Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Pine Pharmacy, will build a 25,000-square-foot, single-story building on a 4.2-acre undeveloped parcel at 355 Riverwalk Parkway. The project got the…

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In business, breaking up is not only hard, it’s expensive. Adam Pratt, the president of Town of Tonawanda fastener manufacturer Sherex Fastening Solutions, is learning that the hard way. His relationship with James Pickren, Sherex’s minority owner, turned sour just a year after Pickren was named as the company’s CEO, roiling relationships with staff and eventua…