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Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending June 8. AKRON • 13 Marshall, John R. Schrock Sr. to Courtney L. Flick, $195,000. • 206 East Ave., Karen A. Sowinski; Karen Sowinski to Jennifer I. Meyers; Jeremiah J. Meyers, $140,450. ALDEN • 13296 Genesee St., Rose Kogut Georgianna; Linda…

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Site plans for a proposed sports complex and microbrewery at a nearly vacant Wheatfield shopping center could be reviewed by the town Planning Board in August or September, said Jonathan E. Bennett, a Lockport architect working on the Summit project. Plans for the Williams Road site, once called the Summit Park Mall, have lagged because of financial and other issues. …

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The federal conviction of Louis P. Ciminelli on wire-fraud charges could create more caution on the part of contractors in dealing with government bidding, leaders from various companies said Friday. The local developers and contractors said the jury verdict — along with testimony from the four-week Buffalo Billion trial that included emails and witness statements about…

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The vacant former Lockport Walmart will become the first Buffalo Niagara location for a home, farm and outdoor retail chain. Runnings, based in Marshall, Minn., will buy the 129,000-square-foot store on South Transit Road and turn it into its 45th location. Company spokesman Dennis Jensen said Friday the new store will employ about 75 people and will open in early 2019.…

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Uniland Development Corp. is no longer working with Blue Cardinal Capital on its project at the Elmwood Avenue and Hertel Avenue intersection, although officials said the pair plan to collaborate again in the future. The developer and private real estate investment firm had teamed up in 2016 on a plan to redevelop the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection,…

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Two of Western New York's largest privately owned custom homebuilders are teaming up to develop land and new residential communities, starting with the next phase of development at Clarence's Spaulding Green. Forbes Capretto Homes and Essex Homes of WNY said their new joint venture will begin with 21 cul-de-sac lots in the sprawling high-end neighborhood, located off Gr…

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A global title insurance company is seeking to relocate its downtown Buffalo office to better accommodate its growth. Stewart Information Services Corp., parent of Stewart Title Insurance Co., has launched a search for new real estate options in the city. It hired CBRE Buffalo to handle the process. The firm is located in a three-story, gray-and-white building at 130…

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Kevin J. Clarke has a well-rounded perspective on the trade battle between the United States and Canada. The East Amherst resident has led business operations on both sides of the border. He built a career at a Depew printing plant — owned by a Canadian company — known as Quebecor and then Worldcolor. He went on to become a top official with Worldcolor. More recently, C…

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Cummins' Jamestown engine plant expects to hit a production milestone this summer: the 2 millionth engine in its history. The number reinforces how the Chautauqua County facility is a staple of Western New York manufacturing. The plant makes heavy-duty engines for tractor-trailers, fire trucks, RVs and farm tractors, as well as for marine applications. Last year, the…

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Canadian real estate investor and developer Harry Stinson has completed his long-awaited purchase of the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo, saying he paid $17 million for the Church Street structure. Nearly a year after signing a purchase contract –and more than nine months later than anticipated – Stinson, through Buffalo Grand Hotel Inc., acquired the 484-room hot…

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It's been more than a year since workers at Wendt Corp. in Cheektowaga voted in favor of union representation. But the workers and the manufacturer have yet to reach agreement on a first contract. Each side blames the other for a lack of progress. The dispute between the two sides goes beyond the bargaining table: • The Western New York Council on Occupational Saf…

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Build-A-Bear Workshop ran a pay-your-age promotion Thursday. Things went about as poorly as you might have expected them to. Cheektowaga Police were called to the Walden Galleria before 11 a.m. to control what was called an "unruly crowd" of about 1,300 people waiting in line for the sale, according to Chief David Zack. Another seven different law enforcement agencie…

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Local homes are selling fast – and for more – in a hot housing market. Home prices are rising steadily – up 7 percent in June to an all-time high for any single month – because more people are looking to buy a home than there are homes for sale. That makes the hunt for a new home harder – and the competition for houses even stiffer. Yet even in this seller’s marke…

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Three small businesses won $100,000 each at the first-ever Ignite Buffalo competition. Seven finalists were invited to make pitches to judges at the Wednesday event, about how the grants would impact their operations. The event was held in conjunction with Facebook Community Boost. The winners of $100,000 grants were Oxford Pennant, Gro-operative and Get Fokus'd …