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Memorial Day in the Southtowns wouldn't be the same without Mickey Rats on the beach. So take heart, Western New York: the popular lakefront bar is coming back. The beach, patio and "a good portion of the existing bar" in Evans will open once again this summer for business and fun-in-the-sun revelry, said William Paladino, CEO of Ellicott Development Co., which purch…

Buffalo

Steak a la Pierce Arrow, anyone? The Buffalo Planning Board has approved a new proposal for the redevelopment of the Pierce-Arrow Administration Building in North Buffalo, complete with a new local owner and a planned 100-seat restaurant. Dr. Greg Daniel's Nidus Development, together with the building's former owner, Joseph Hecht, want to convert the 123,099-square-f…

Buffalo

Paul Kolkmeyer has more than enough to keep him busy these days. The owner of Priam Enterprises LLC is seeking to restart work this month on his long-planned conversion of the former Marine Trust building in downtown Buffalo into a mix of high-end apartments, offices and a banquet center. It's part of a three-building project that marked Kolkmeyer's first big effort in …

Buffalo

Developer and state Sen. Chris Jacobs is pushing ahead with his conversion of the former Printing Prep building in downtown Buffalo into a mixed-use facility that will now also have five loft-style apartments near the foot of the Kensington Expressway. Jacobs, R-Buffalo, bought the two-story commercial building at 12 East Tupper St. in 2015 from Harold S. Leader, the fo…

Amherst

The owner of a Buffalo-based sales and distribution company with a broad array of consumer and commercial products is diversifying into a new business line: real estate development. Uzochukwu E. Ihenko, who started Uzo 1 International Ltd. in 1990, wants to redevelop an old industrial complex on the city's East Side into a new mixed-use project with residential, retail …

Buffalo

The buyer of a South Buffalo commercial property wants to demolish the existing building at 2200 South Park Ave. and put up a Tim Hortons. Designed by William Schutt Associates of Lancaster, the proposed 1,776-square-foot Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop would have indoor seating for 28 guests, but no outdoor patio. Located between Ridgewood Road and Okell Street, on th…

Buffalo

The Buffalo Planning Board Monday agreed to start environmental reviews for the first proposed project at the former Women & Children's Hospital site – triggering the start of what is expected to be a major transformation of nearly eight acres. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. want to construct a six-story building at 451 Elmwood Ave., …

Buffalo

Ellicott Development Co. has completed its purchase of the historic Cooperage property near Ohio Street, setting the stage for its $7 million redevelopment project to begin. The developer, owned by Carl and William Paladino, paid $526,100 through Cooperage LLC to Clinton Brown's Newark Niagara to buy the vacant and derelict complex at 55-59 Chicago St. Plans now call…

Buffalo

The owner of a deteriorating building on Linwood Avenue in Buffalo wants to demolish the structure that has been deemed unsafe so he can erect a new three-story apartment building in its place with five to seven luxury units. Jesse Hawker of East Amherst is seeking permission from the Buffalo Preservation Board to take down the vacant multistory building at 295 Linwood,…

Buffalo

Another sprawling and polluted former industrial site in Buffalo may be destined for a new business park. Industrial development specialist Krog Corp. is acquiring nearly half of the former ExxonMobil Corp. refinery property on Elk Street along the Buffalo River as part of a plan to clean up the entire property and put it back to use. The Orchard Park-based company s…

Buffalo

Coming soon to a former urban hospital site near you: Elmwood Crossing. That's the name for the proposed redevelopment of the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo into a residential and retail community straddling the Elmwood Village and Allentown. Overall, the project, expected to cost up to $110 million, will include: About 200 apartments, 40 to 5…

Buffalo

After more than a year of study and evaluation, William Paladino's Ellicott Development Co. finally has a plan about what to do with the historic Cooperage property near Ohio Street. And it's going to involve beer, spirits and a rock climbing wall. The Buffalo-based developer is seeking to acquire the vacant and deteriorating former manufacturing property at 55-59 Ch…

Buffalo

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…

Buffalo

A warehouse storage building off Genesee Street is being targeted for redevelopment into a new apartment facility and neighborhood clinic in the latest effort by a developer to strengthen an East Side neighborhood. Larry Regan's Regan Development Corp. of Ardsley, N.Y., wants to convert the 100,000-square-foot building at 19 Doat St. into 74 affordable-housing apartment…

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The Tonawanda Common Council recently met with representatives of Go Bike Buffalo and Aspire of Western New York, which provides support to individuals with developmental disabilities, to discuss ways to make the city more friendly for bikers, walkers and individuals in wheelchairs. The need is especially great for those in wheelchairs who can't just step over cracked c…