The proposal was met with hardly a peep of opposition despite the developer's intention to demolish a small structure in back, and then nearly double the size of the entire project.
One of Buffalo's best-known artistic displays, the giant neon sign with flamenco dancers had graced the facade of the mixed-use building at Elmwood and Bidwell Parkway for decades.
The Brown campaign has received a total of 18 donations for $5,000 each, but none of them after June 22.
Ciminelli has owned the Elmwood buildings for five years, since it bought 11 properties from Donald J. and Lori Leone in 2016 for $7.9 million.
"There’s a big demand for more housing downtown, just like I said there would be," developer Douglas Jemal said in an interview.