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>Hyde Park course lands new restaurant operator

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Greens Restaurant at the city-owned Hyde Park Golf Course has a new operator.

Wheatfield resident Kim M. Bunce and her son, Paul P., have purchased the company that holds a five-year lease with the city to operate the clubhouse restaurant. They plan to extend hours and expand the menu.

The previous owners, Mark and Gloria Calvello, had been at odds with city leaders because they did not open the restaurant on holidays and early in the morning. They complained it was difficult to make a profit at the site because the city was allowing golfers to bring coolers onto the course.

Kim Bunce said she and her son will work full-time at the restaurant. Paul Bunce has worked as an executive chef and supervisor at John's Flaming Hearth and Shores Restaurant.

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>Board to decide on color of Urban Park Towers

LOCKPORT -- The makeover of the city's tallest building is under way, but the work at Urban Park Towers can't be completed until the Planning Board decides what color it should be painted.
That item is on the agenda for the board meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in City Hall.
In November, the board approved a plan to place stucco siding and moldings on the lower four floors of the 12-story subsidized housing high-rise at 77 Main St. The building, erected in the mid-1970s as a simple gray concrete block, was spruced up a bit a few years ago by previous owners, who painted alternating vertical concrete panels a light green.
Lawler Wood, the Knoxville, Tenn., housing specialist that bought the building last year, agreed in November to paint the building beige, with exact shades to be approved by the board.

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