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Drive around Buffalo, and you’ll find plenty shops, bars and buildings that, side by side or block by block, are emblematic of the city’s developing past-vs.-present dichotomy. There are 1800s-era homes next door to inventive craft breweries. Loft apartments inside converted Catholic elementary schools. And an indoor hockey palace across from lines of grain elevators. T…

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Buffalo has become a leading international center when it comes to the research and treatment of multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society also estimates the region has a high incidence of those with the potentially debilitating neurological disease. Both realities explain why Penny Pennington and the University at Buffalo Jacobs Center for MS Treatment and Research w…

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Curiosity got the better of Molly Brand on a Monday afternoon in April as her sister got home from school. Molly, then 15 months old, and her brother, Bennett, 3, played in the living room as Evelyn, 7, arrived. Hogan, the family Yorkie, scurried around them. Molly’s mom, Tricia, greeted her oldest daughter as she chatted with her father-in-law. Amid the bustle, Moll…

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Martha Brody opted to weather two brain procedures this year in an effort to end the grand mal seizures that have punctuated her life since freshman year in high school. First, in March, 17 electrodes were placed into small holes drilled into her head to give specialists in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital a better sense of what was cau…

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Dr. Chee Kim is a cardiac electrophysiologist and director of electrophysiology innovation and clinical integration with Kaleida Health. That’s the complicated title. “I tell my patients, 'We have plumbers and we have electricians. I'm an electrician,' Chee said. “I deal with the electrical abnormalities of the heart.” More than half his patients have been diagnos…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved a $25 million project by surgeon-turned-developer Dr. Fadi Dagher to construct a five-story mixed-use building on a former motel site just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The proposal by Dagher's Cedarland Development, in conjunction with Utah-based student-housing developer Blackfish Investments, would feature 215…

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Launch New York has received a $200,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation, to support a new "cleantech" incubator on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The grant will be allocated over four years. The Emerging Cleantech Opportunity Incubator aims to bolster seed and early-stage, high-growth potential clean energy companies. Launch New York earlier this year r…

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Former surgeon-turned-developer Dr. Fadi Dagher is ready to mix his old and new lives, with his latest redevelopment just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Dagher's Cedarland Development is proposing to construct a new five-story mixed-use project on the vacant Main Street lot, where the dilapidated former Buffalo Tourist Lodge used to stand. Plans by Mich…

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Those who drop by the lobby of Buffalo General Medical Center will experience a renovated lobby. Kaleida Health CEO Jody Lomeo and Buffalo General and Gates Vascular Institute President Chris Lane were among the hospital leaders to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the refurbished entry point, part of a $5 million, multi-year capital improvement project at the 457-bed acute-car…

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Glendale Development, an apartment development and management firm owned by Matthew Cherry, is wrapping up work on the conversion of a former warehouse on Barker Street into the new Nickel City Lofts, now slated to open this summer. The Tonawanda-based company, which acquired what was a two-story vacant building from Daniel A. Schwartz in March 2016, converted the 34,20…

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Davielle Jackson came to Buffalo with big dreams. The Marksville, La., native arrived in recent months, unaccustomed to the climate but intrigued about whether the annual 43North entrepreneurial competition could help put her feminine hygiene business – which almost took the Southeastern U.S. by storm three years ago – back on track. "At one point, I was in my wareho…

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Launch New York will partner with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on its Emerging Cleantech Opportunity incubator. Paul Tyno was named by Launch New York as program director for the incubator. Tyno serves as the Medical Campus' strategic adviser for energy initiatives. The Emerging Cleantech Opportunity incubator is the sixth clean energy incubator to receive a fo…

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The steel is up, the concrete has been poured, and the wood framing is underway for the upper floors, as a new 39-unit apartment building takes shape near Allentown and downtown Buffalo. First Amherst Development Corp. is putting up its four-story luxury residential building on a lot across from the culmination of Pearl Street at North Street. That's the site of a forme…

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A Hong Kong-based real estate and construction firm has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Conventus medical office building in downtown Buffalo, paying $122.45 million to developer Ciminelli Real Estate Corp., according to documents filed in the Erie County Clerk's Office. Seavest Core Buffalo Conventus, the new ownership group controlled by China's …

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Workers and visitors in the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus have a new healthy dining option – The Byte Wholesome Foods to Go vending machine. Chicken and veggie Buddha Bowls, salads and snacks, and drinkable yogurt, Blackman Farm juices and Bootleg Bucha are among the staples in the refrigerated food purveyor, installed late last month as part o…