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Uniland Development Corp., one of the region's biggest commercial real estate firms, is negotiating with the owner of the Eastern Hills Mall about taking an investment stake in the Clarence retail center as part of a potential redevelopment. L. Robert Lieb, chairman and CEO of Mountain Development Corp., confirmed that his company is talking to the Amherst-based develop…

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Commercial real estate sales are strong in Western New York for industrial properties and multifamily buildings, as a scarcity factor and attractive returns continue to drive demand and rising prices locally. Brokers say that the supply of available manufacturing facilities or warehouses isn’t remotely keeping up with the demand, while the market for Class A office spac…

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Dave & Adam's Card World will close its Town of Tonawanda location next month. The retailer's lease ended at 2217 Sheridan Drive and it will consolidate to its Clarence location near the Eastern Hills Mall. Its last day is set for Jan. 28. The store is currently running a going-out-of-business sale, which excludes trading cards. It sells sports memorabilia, Buffa…

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Big Lots stores in Western New York have made some big changes to their inventory and format. Grocery has become a much larger focus than it was in the past. "Grocery is a really hot category for us and it's growing," said Peter Mensinger, a district manager for Big Lots. Stores here have added large coolers to carry cold and frozen grocery items, which allows them to c…