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Commercial real estate investors Nicholas and Dimitri Tzetzo have acquired a Tudor-style commercial mixed-use building in Lancaster from veteran bankruptcy attorney Peter Grubea, who will remain a tenant. Tzetzo Companies LLC, through Oakridge MFR Holdings LLC and RDNW LLC, partnered with Wayne Keller's WKP2 LLC to purchase the English Park Village property at 338 Harri…

Amherst

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has added to its real estate holdings at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The NFTA late last month acquired the former site of an auto repair shop located right next to the airport, after the owner of the longtime business closed down late last year. The agency paid $850,000 to Jeffrey D. Wetzel for the one-acre pr…

Amherst

One of Buffalo's most popular pizza places may add a brewery to its operation. The owners of Santora's Pizza Pub & Grill bought a former Doodle Bugs daycare center at 7790 Transit Road, next door to one of the two existing locations for the restaurant. Acting through Santora's Phase II LLC, they paid $700,000 to Albert Bluemle's One Fusion LLC, which has owned it si…

Buffalo

The former owner and head of the ImmediateCare network of urgent-care clinics has acquired the Pierce Arrow Administration Building and a related warehouse on Elmwood Avenue from a downstate developer who had planned to turn it into a new apartment complex. The purchase by Dr. Gregory F. Daniel's Nidus Development marks the third owner in less than three years for a hig…

A Cheektowaga-based debt-collections firm, whose principals include a longtime former banking executive, has acquired a mostly vacant office building in the Audubon Office Park in Amherst from Uniland Development Co. Daniel Mendez and other owners of Diverse Funding Associates paid $2.55 million last week to purchase the 25,332-square-foot building at 2351 North Forest …

Buffalo

Nonprofit People Inc. has completed its purchase of a vacant former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital parking lot, where it plans to spend $11.4 million to build a new senior housing facility. The social services agency, acting through its Linwood Lafayette Housing Development Fund Co., paid $850,000 to TM Montante Development's 637 Linwood LLC for the 1.1-acre lot…

Buffalo

Just days after a court cleared the way, crews began demolition Tuesday morning on a series of homes and other structures on Elmwood Avenue, where developer Chason Affinity Companies is planning a new 40-unit condominium project. Workers had taken down five or six buildings as of midday, with the rest to come down during the remainder of the day and into Wednesday, said…

Buffalo

The state Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding four Western New York properties to both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Recommended were: Ingleside Home in Buffalo, a 1929 Colonial Revival building where social and psychological counseling services and health care was provided to women until 1976. Niagara Machine & Tool…

Local News

Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s controversial proposal for a pair of residential developments on Elmwood Avenue doesn't appear to be gaining traction anytime soon. As 2017 comes to a close without any movement toward even submitting plans, the developer is instead allowing new businesses to open up in the buildings it owns, which had been targeted for demolition as part o…

Buffalo

A cashier at a Rite Aid Pharmacy on Buffalo's East Side apparently foiled an attempted armed robbery Sunday morning — just by asking for the manager. At about 11:20 a.m., an unknown individual displaying what appeared to be a black handgun ordered the cashier to keep the cash register drawer open. Instead, the cashier refused and called for the manager, at which point t…

Buffalo

An unknown man suggesting he had a gun threatened a cashier and robbed a Gulf gas station and food mart on Ontario Street late Sunday evening, Buffalo police said. The man entered the store at 595 Ontario at about 8:40 p.m., and confronted the cashier by saying, "You are lucky you don't get shot today." Video footage from the store showed the suspect with his hand in hi…

Crime

Two unknown men robbed an East Side cellphone store Sunday night, taking three phones and an undetermined amount of cash before leaving, according to Buffalo police. The men entered the Metro PCS store at 219 Genesee St. at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and one of them tried unsuccessfully to take an iPhone from the display. He then went behind the counter, ordered an emp…

Crime

A 28-year-old Buffalo motorist was charged with second-degree assault after he struck a police car and then tried to flee, police said. Andrew B. Goldsmith of Spring Street ran south on Elmwood Avenue after hitting the police vehicle at 615 West Ferry St., at 11:54 a.m. Saturday, police said. He was caught near 654 Elmwood, but broke the glass on the south-facing door o…

Crime

A shooting in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood of Buffalo sent one victim to the hospital while police apprehended two individuals near the scene for marijuana possession. The male victim was shot in the leg at about 11:10 p.m. Saturday night near 230 Herman St., and was transported in a private vehicle for treatment at Buffalo General Medical Center. Buffalo police d…

Weather

The National Weather Service warned Monday night that a 15-mile wide nearly stationary band of intense lake effect snow was dumping up to 3 inches per hour on roads in southern Erie County as well as Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Livingston and Wyoming counties. At 10:40 p.m., winds were gusting as high as 35 mph, creating near whiteout conditions in the affected area, with …