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The investor group behind a planned remake of the old Jersey Street Firehouse into a tavern and microbrewery suffered a setback after the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals denied four variance requests for the project. The Zoning Board rejected the applications, saying it would have a "negative impact on the neighborhood, doesn't fit the character of the neighborhood, and…

Buffalo

A proposed conversion of a historic West Side firehouse into a new brewery and restaurant will have to wait for at least two more weeks, after Buffalo Planning Board members balked Monday at making a recommendation to the Common Council before a final community meeting this week. A group of six young investors known as Project X Holdings wants to renovate the old Jersey…

Buffalo

For more than 100 years, since the days of horse-drawn carriages, Buffalo firefighters emerged from a historic firehouse on Jersey Street to fight blazes on the city's West Side. The bells have been silent for more than 20 years, ever since the station was closed as part of a fire department consolidation in 1997. But they may soon be ringing out something new: last cal…