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Developer Nick Sinatra has sold four Kenmore apartment buildings to two real estate investors for $3.7 million. Scott A. Hunt, through Hunt & Associates WE LLC, bought the buildings at 2726, 2520 and 2271 Elmwood Ave. from Sinatra, who owned them through his Elmwood KT Apartments limited-liability company. The purchase price for the three properties was $3.3 million…

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Three Niagara Falls businesses will receive dollar-for-dollar matching grants through the city's Small Business Support Fund, a federally funded assistance program, the city announced Tuesday. DiCamillo's Bakery, 811 Linwood Ave., will receive $75,000 to create a larger flagship store and production facility by expanding into four adjoining "boarded-up, industrial-looki…

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A 65-year-old chemical provider in Buffalo wants to build a materials storage facility next to its main operation in the Babcock neighborhood. Chemical Distributors is seeking permission from city planners to erect a 12,000-square-foot light industrial warehouse at 46 Metcalfe St., near the intersection of Clinton Street and Fillmore Avenue. The $1 million chemical f…

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A proposed urgent-care clinic at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Amherst Street in north Buffalo may be on life support after the city's Zoning Board of Appeals this week rejected three variance requests because the project would harm the neighborhood. Caliber Brokerage and WellNow Urgent Care want to build a 3,500-square-foot medical clinic at 1597 Elmwood Ave. and 70…

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Krog Corp. is planning to demolish an old laboratory building that was used by ExxonMobil Corp. as part of its environmental cleanup and reuse of the Elk Street site. The Orchard Park-based industrial developer received approval from the city Preservation Board Thursday to allow it to tear down the 3,000-square-foot building on the Buckeye Terminals property, located at…

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An official outdoor public space called Cataract Commons will be created on the former Wintergarden site at Old Falls Street and Rainbow Boulevard in downtown Niagara Falls. The board of directors of USA Niagara Development Corp. on Thursday awarded a $1.07 million contract to Scott Lawn Yard of Sanborn to finish the 10,000-square-foot space by May 2020. It will incl…

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Developer Rocco Termini wants to demolish an old concrete-block warehouse on Chandler Street in the city's Black Rock neighborhood as he continues his redevelopment of the longtime industrial zone into a new business incubator hub. Termini, through his Signature Development Buffalo, is seeking Buffalo Preservation Board approval to tear down the 4,500-square-foot struct…

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More than three decades after a devastating fire destroyed the third floor of a Massachusetts Avenue building, a partnership between two West Side nonprofits is bringing the building back to life – with a rebuilt third floor, affordable housing and a community hub aimed specifically at the area's refugee population. PUSH Buffalo and the WASH Project – with significant f…

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The Neighborhood Health Center will open its expanded  office in northwest Buffalo early next month, adding another patient suite with five examination rooms, a second clinical working station and an in-office patient consultation area. The expansion at 155 Lawn Ave. – funded by a grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation and individual donations – represents the latest …

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Kaleida Health and M&T Bank Corp. are teaming up to fund construction by Habitat for Humanity Buffalo of a new energy-efficient home on the East Side. In addition to paying the full cost, the two Buffalo-based companies are providing employee volunteers and management for the project at 39 Winslow Ave. The four-bedroom home will have one and a half bathrooms, Energy…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s big apartment project proposal on Elmwood Avenue was a major source of controversy in the surrounding neighborhoods. But in the end, it may have been, well, just a reverie. More than than 30 months after acquiring 11 properties on Elmwood and unveiling a major redevelopment plan, the Buffalo-based firm has agreed to sell five of them – incl…

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Tops Markets won't be coming to downtown Buffalo after all. But Hamburg produce market operator Braymiller Market will. In a major change in plans for a major Ellicott Street project, the small Southtowns market known for selling fresh produce and specialty food items is replacing the Williamsville-based grocery chain as the anchor retailer for a new $50 million constru…

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Villa Maria Academy, operated by the Felician Sisters of St. Francis, graduated 6,000 high school girls during its 88-year history before declining enrollment forced its closing in 2006. The six-floor Gothic revival fortress in Cheektowaga was vacant for more than a decade, but a $15 million construction project will return it to service providing housing and support fo…

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The Buffalo Niagara YMCA plans an expansion of its Independent Health Family Branch in Amherst that includes office space and an outdoor playground and sports court. The $24.6 million facility on Tech Drive near the Erie Community College North Campus that opened in January 2013 remains the largest YMCA branch in the region. Officials say the agency would move its ad…