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City officials said Thursday they are now taking applications for small businesses wishing to participate in the Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition. The city initiative seeks to encourage the growth of new businesses and bring more small stores to downtown Main Street, by giving retailers an opportunity to test their products rent-free during a two-month trial, while put…

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An $84 million new economic development project in South Buffalo could result from a Canadian medical device manufacturer creating significantly more jobs than state officials announced on Thursday. Gregg Gellman, the new CEO of Thinking Robot Studios, said the planned new project at the Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park will create "well over" the 88 jobs initially listed…

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A new tool library will be coming to the Northland Workforce Training Center, to make sure that lower-income students aren't shut out of opportunities because they can't afford to buy their own equipment. The Buffalo Urban Development Corp., which owns the facility at 683 Northland Ave., has agreed to buy welding, electrical and machine tools to stock an inventory that …

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Leaders of Buffalo Place are thinking about expanding the downtown business improvement district to cover a wider area of Buffalo's core, as the city makes new investments in streetscape and other infrastructure that could be at risk of deterioration if not regularly maintained. At the request of city officials, the nonprofit organization that runs the district has begu…

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The Albright-Knox Art Museum is coming to the East Side's Northland Corridor area. But first, there's a little matter to attend to, with some fancy footwork. The Buffalo art museum is leasing 15,000 square feet of space at 612 Northland Ave., for community outreach, education and some art exhibits, while the Albright-Knox undertakes a major two-year renovation and expan…

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Imagine a whole new look for Ellicott Street – one that's enticing and inviting from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to Sahlen Field. New landscaping and benches. New sidewalks and lighting. New developments and a sense of place. And all of it helping to make for an enjoyable walk from the northern end of the business district, past downtown Buffalo, through Firem…

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Coming soon to a new YouTube video from Lowe's: Buffalo's Northland Corridor. The national home improvement retailer selected the Northland Workforce Training Center as a backdrop for a recent production shoot, in coordination with German power tool maker Bosch Group. The training center, located at 683 Northland Ave., does not necessarily use the Bosch tools in its …

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The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. needed subcontractors to work on the Northland Corridor's former Houdaille Manufacturing complex, located at 541 E. Delavan Ave. The agency sought firms to handle concrete piers and foundations; structural steel; framing; roofing; and masonry reconstruction. The contracts — all under budget — would have totaled $1.92 million. But f…

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Four local women-owned retailers are participating in the latest round of the Queen City Pop-Up program in downtown Buffalo, occupying free space on Main Street for two months to test their wares in the market. The summer edition of the popular program – hosted by Sinatra & Company Real Estate at the Shops at Market Arcade at 617 Main – began June 27 and will run th…

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Work continues on the Northland Corridor project on Buffalo's East Side, as the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. approved contracts to buy more classroom and lab furniture for the electrical lab at the Workforce Training Center and hired Apollo Demolition to begin select demolition and abatement work on another building. BUDC authorized the purchase of $44,730 in added equ…

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Buffalo city government apparently has a little something in common with ... the Eagles? When new employee Arthur Hall joined the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. three weeks ago, he was quickly assigned to focus on project management for the Northland Corridor initiatives. That will allow two other agency executives to focus on BUDC's growing portfolio of waterfront res…

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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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The nonprofit city agency responsible for the Northland Corridor and Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park is venturing squarely into parkland creation, as it takes the local reins of the effort to transform LaSalle Park into the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park. The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. has been asked by the city to help with downtown waterfront planning and dev…

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Applications for the spring – and summer – of the city's Queen City Pop-Up retail initiative are available. The program – sponsored by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown – seeks to bring more retail small businesses to the Shops at Market Arcade on Main Street in downtown Buffalo, in a bid to fill vacant storefronts while also su…

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The city agency that oversees the Northland Workforce Training Center received 10 proposals last week from restaurateurs interested in taking over the space briefly occupied by soul-food eatery Gigi's. The revived Gigi's – relaunched by Darryl Harvin, son of longtime owner Blondine Harvin – opened to great fanfare but closed in mid-March after just a couple of weeks in …