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Food and Drink

Fresh Catch Poke, the restaurant providing sustainable seafood bowls and more in Williamsville, is coming downtown to open a location in the 500 Pearl complex. The restaurant will be another quick-serve establishment, with customers proceeding down a serving line as a counterperson assembles their meal. At this location, though, diners can enjoy a cocktail is their m…

Buffalo

Staffing and recruitment firm Aleron Group has completed its move from a suburban Amherst office park to 500 Pearl St. Aleron – formerly Superior Group – occupies 8,000 square feet on the eighth floor of the building, which also includes Aloft Buffalo Downtown hotel and 12 apartments. The staffing company, which outgrew its previous headquarters on International Driv…

Buffalo

Downtown Buffalo's fourth ground-up construction project in the last five years is now nearing completion, with Ellicott Development Co. preparing to open its 12-story hotel, apartment, office and retail tower at 500 Pearl in the next two months. Construction crews are finishing up work in parts of the gray-and-glass building, including the hotel rooms, residential unit…

Buffalo

Ellicott Development Co.'s planned new hotel and event space on Pearl Street should be open by January, the company's top executive said, offering a new option for large-scale meetings, parties and weddings in downtown Buffalo. Although it's opening several months later than previously predicted, the 110-room Aloft by Marriott hotel will be the first completed component…

Buffalo

Ellicott Development hopes to complete its mammoth tower project on Pearl Street by September, officials said Wednesday. The downtown Buffalo project at 500 Pearl includes an Aloft Hotel and a host of banquet spaces. This winter's bitter temperatures and snow slowed progress by a couple of months on the nearly $70 million project, the Buffalo firm's largest-ever cons…

Business

Construction and development are expected to continue at a frenetic pace in Buffalo in 2018, as attention shifts from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to several major projects in downtown Buffalo and Elmwood Village, along with a host of smaller efforts in various parts of the city. Here’s a look at what’s coming this year: • One Seneca Tower: Washington developer…