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The cost of repairing a design flaw in the heating system at the new Northland Workforce Training Center is now approaching $150,000 – and counting. The Buffalo Urban Development Corp., which owns and manages the facility at 683 Northland Ave., approved a second contract on Tuesday to fix the faulty HVAC system, this time to replace the exhaust ductwork that isn't large…

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Less than two weeks after popular soul-food restaurant Gigi's closed for good at the Northland Corridor, dozens of prospective new restaurant operators are interested in taking up the mantle at the new Workforce Training Center building on Buffalo's East Side. Buffalo Urban Development Corp. President Peter Cammarata said nearly 70 people have expressed interest in rece…

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The Northland Workforce Training Center has doubled its enrollment to 200 students at its East Side facility, even as construction work continues on the light-industrial hub that the city and state are creating. The educational center — designed to provide technical skills training to residents of the impoverished nearby neighborhoods so they can obtain advanced manufac…

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The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. on Tuesday approved two additional contracts for the second phase of the Northland Corridor build-out project for Buffalo Manufacturing Works, while also extending its own lease for shared space with the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. BUDC's board backed the hiring of C.J. Brown Energy for commissioning services to ensure …

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As the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. continues to target an August completion for the Northland Workforce Training Center, the quasi-city agency is now seeking tax breaks for the second phase of the state-funded project – Buffalo Manufacturing Works. BUDC is converting a 239,314-square-foot former manufacturing facility, on 10 acres at 683 Northland Ave., into the cen…

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Gigi's, the legendary East Side soul food restaurant that closed after a devastating fire over two years ago, is going to reopen – a little more than a mile from its former site. Darryl Harvin, the owner of the longtime East Ferry Street eatery, was selected Tuesday by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. to operate a full-service kitchen and café at the new Workforce Tr…