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A former Monro Muffler and Brake on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda has sold for $2 million to a Kansas-based property management firm, public records show. The auto service and tire center at 2980 Sheridan, at Niagara Falls Boulevard along the Tonawanda-Amherst border, closed a couple of weeks ago, according to an employee at another Monro location. Monro ha…

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Chicago Blackhawks superstar and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane has sold his Hamburg lakeside mansion for $2.5 million, according to real property records. The 5,878 square-foot home on Old Lake Shore Road has been on the market for three years and was originally listed for $3.2 million. Kane bought the home for $2.86 million in 2012 and poured an estimated half-mill…

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The developer of a $50 million student housing complex that was bitterly opposed by some Amherst neighbors has acquired the three parcels where it intends to build. But the Hub at Amherst project still awaits the start of construction after 2 1/2 years. Core Spaces in January 2017 announced plans for 154 student apartment units on 6.4 acres on North Forest Road near …

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Another set of seven for-sale townhouses may be coming to Allentown, but first the developer needs six zoning variances for the project to proceed. Buffalo-based Legacy Development is planning to erect an L-shaped masonry project on a vacant 0.23-acre parcel of land at 8 St. Louis Place, within walking distance of Metro Rail and bus routes, as well as the Buffalo Niagar…

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The company that makes the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for Procter & Gamble is helping to erase some of the blight along the former Bethlehem Steel complex in Lackawanna. Time Release Sciences, more commonly known as TMP Technologies, is getting nearly $5 million in tax breaks and other incentives to help it build a factory in part of the largely vacant steel complex alo…

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Community Music School of Buffalo has sold its longtime Elmwood Village home in advance of its move to the Hamlin Park neighborhood. The organization last week sold the 415 Elmwood Ave. property, near Bryant Street, for $875,000 to a company registered to Schneider Development's Delaware Avenue address. The new owner's plans for the building aren't known. The music s…

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Iskalo Development Co. has completed its purchase of the former Old Editions Book Shop in downtown Buffalo. The company last week closed on its $1.71 million purchase of the complex at 68 E. Huron St., at Oak Street. Iskalo plans to renovate the two buildings – constructed in 1898 and 1950 – for a mix of residential and retail uses. The developer had an agreement sin…

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A local Tim Hortons franchise owner has paid $1.44 million for a 6,200-square-foot home in Clarence. Rajan P. Kalra and his wife, Shivani, purchased the home on Kraus Road, off Clarence Center Road, from Michael Arno, president of Engineered Air Products in Lancaster, in a sale that closed Friday, according to public records. The home set on 5.3 acres has four bedroo…

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More than 50 years after the federal Fair Housing Act took aim at discrimination in the housing market, and four decades after the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act did the same by shining a light on lending practices, blacks are still twice as likely as whites to be denied a mortgage, according to a new national study. And Buffalo Niagara is no exception, according to the ana…

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A Georgia company paid $7 million for a 13-acre property near the University at Buffalo's Amherst campus where it plans to build 200 units of student housing. Landmark Properties of Athens, Ga., one of the nation's largest student housing developers, on Thursday completed its purchase of 1185 Sweet Home Road, between Rensch and Maple roads, from Excellus Health Plans In…

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The man behind the redevelopment of Seneca One tower has another major project on his hands: the overhaul of the Boulevard Mall. And he's going it alone. Developer Douglas Jemal told The Buffalo News he has completed his $30 million purchase of the 64-acre property in Amherst. He said developer Nick Sinatra, who placed the winning bid for the mall at an April auction…

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After 10 years in Southern California, Anthony Nanula, the former state senator and Buffalo city comptroller, is moving back home. Nanula on Tuesday paid $950,000 for a home in Clarence's Spaulding Lake subdivision, but he insists he's not preparing another campaign for office. "I have no interest at getting involved politically, at all," Nanula told The Buffalo News…

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A home that puts the "grand" in Grand Island is going from an owner who was at home on a court to someone at home in one. Former UB men's hoops coach Nate Oats has sold his riverfront "dream house" to noted Buffalo attorney Paul J. Cambria Jr. for $1.6 million in a deal that closed late Monday afternoon, public records show. Oats and his wife, Crystal, had purchased …

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Former Buffalo Bills special teams coordinator Danny Crossman has sold his Orchard Park home for $900,000, public records show. Crossman and his wife, Susan, sold the home on Woodbine Court, off Wildwood Lane, on Thursday to Richard Chudzik, owner of the Trophy Point construction services company, and his wife, Jillian. The Crossmans bought the 4,200-square-foot, fiv…