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A plan by Nick Sinatra and William Paladino to redevelop the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo site in the Elmwood Village took the first step in a monthslong municipal review Monday, as the Buffalo Planning Board agreed to take the lead in the full environmental review of the $100 million project. Developers are planning a multiyear conversion of the si…

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The team behind the planned Elmwood Crossing redevelopment of the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo property in the Elmwood Village is ready to launch the city's next evaluation of the $100 million project. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. have submitted requests to the city to divide the 10.5-acre property into smaller piec…

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Developer Nick Sinatra said he has fully paid delinquent Buffalo and Erie County property taxes, approaching $1.3 million, after scrambling to make the payments at the end of last week. The owner of Buffalo-based Sinatra & Company Real Estate said he made payments to Erie County “as of the close of business” on Friday, even seeking to show the receipts to County Exe…

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Cleanup and construction work will begin by midsummer on the initial phase of the planned Elmwood Crossing redevelopment of the former Women & Children's Hospital site in Elmwood Village, now that the development team has received final city approval for the first building. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday gave the green light for Sinatra & Company Real Estate …

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Developers Nick Sinatra and William Paladino won approval Wednesday for three zoning variances needed for their first Elmwood Crossing building – a day after the proposed complex at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street got shorter. Sinatra and Paladino revised their planned new mixed-use project, cutting one floor off the building's height to reduce it to five…

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The City of Buffalo returned the Market Arcade building to the tax rolls by selling it in 2014 to developer Nick Sinatra, who refurbished its interior and filled it with tenants. But his company owes $154,430 in city property taxes and fees on the historic Main Street building, according to city and county records. That's not the only property his companies are behin…

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A proposed six-story apartment building at the northeast corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street brought out a host of objections from some critics Monday, as the Buffalo Planning Board reviewed the first project in the planned redevelopment of the former Women & Children's Hospital site. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. – designated…

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The redevelopment of Jefferson Avenue is heating up, as a proposed new bank branch is moving forward just north of a planned new residential housing complex, while the developers behind both projects now have a new office building on the drawing board. Northwest Bancorp on Monday received an endorsement from the Buffalo Planning Board for its new East Side bank branch o…

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The effort to redevelop the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo campus in the Elmwood Village will kick off next week, as the developers behind the $100 million Elmwood Crossing project initiate the first phase of formal public review. The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday will get its first look at a proposed six-story, mixed-use building at the northeast …

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The development team behind the planned reuse of the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo site in the Elmwood Village has fine-tuned their proposal for a mix of condos, townhomes, apartments and retail space, and wants to unveil it to the public at the end of this month. Sinatra & Co. Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. said Thursday that Kaleida H…

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Chefs at Sinatra’s Restaurant in about a year could be dishing up their lasagna, ravioli and meatballs in a new, bigger building on Kenmore Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda, directly across from the current location on the Buffalo side. Developer Nick Sinatra on Monday night unveiled his plans for a mixed-use building anchored by the restaurant opened by his father, John, …

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The Place is going to stay The Place, its new owner says. “We’re going to make sure to be open by Thanksgiving Eve so we can kick off the holidays with Tom & Jerrys,” Nick Sinatra said. Sinatra, the developer who recently closed a deal for the popular Elmwood Village tavern, doesn’t want to change what already works for generations of fans. Sinatra said The Place, 2…

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Developer Nick Sinatra is searching for a few local restaurant operators to round out a new food court in an upscale Main Street space. The 8,000-square-foot void at 617 Main St., stretching through the block to Washington Street, has been a graveyard of restaurant concepts. Its most recent tenant was Perfetto, which tried fine-dining Italian to capitalize on its Theater …

The Buffalo News has learned the names of some previously unreported parties involved in the Buffalo Bills sales process. NHL sources (no, that's not a typo) inform me at least two Canadian-based suitors -- in addition to the group led by rock star Jon Bon Jovi -- have explored a Bills purchase. Sources reveal the Aquilini family and John Bitove have gone deep enough int…

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The movie projectors may have stopped running in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, but the show will go on for local theater company Road Less Traveled Productions. At least for now.The 11-year-old theater company, which established its eponymous theater inside one of the Market Arcade’s underutilized cinemas in 2006, announced in a statement that it will work…