Making the Central Terminal grounds more welcoming and attracting year-round events are among the strategies being pursued at the historic former train station.
Savarino Cos. wants to put 71 apartments into the two easternmost buildings of the sprawling campus at 444 Forest Ave., according to applications to the city.
The Washington, D.C., developer is trying to make good on his pledge to make whole any couples who had already paid deposits to book their weddings at the now-defunct hotel.
"Jemal’s vision seems to know no bounds," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Developer Douglas Jemal envisions residences, restaurants and more in the five brick buildings and one Medina sandstone building west of the hotel, and a craft brewery and restaurant in the historic barn on the campus.
Developer Douglas Jemal's interest in the Richardson Olmsted Campus goes far beyond the three buildings occupied by Hotel Henry.
Couples who paid as much as $12,000 in deposits for pandemic-delayed weddings at Hotel Henry say they have been told they will not get their money back now that the venue is closing.
Developer Douglas Jemal confirmed he has met with the operators of the hotel and conference center about acquiring and reinvesting in the property.
What the federal government and banks are willing to do – or not do – to help businesses like the Hotel Henry will be a big factor in what the future holds.
Despite a Covid-19-related dearth in tourism this year, Reddy Bikeshare – which already had 74 rental stations in Buffalo and Niagara Falls – has seen a 114% increase in ridership.