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Work continues on the effort to restore traffic to Lower Main Street, with construction crews concentrating their efforts on the southeastern section of Canalside between Exchange and Scott streets. Buffalo Place Manager of Planning Debra Chernoff said the nonprofit downtown organization is "doing our best" to keep building owners and tenants apprised of what to expect.…

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Fifteen renovation and facade improvement projects along Main and Washington streets in downtown Buffalo will share nearly $450,000 in state grant funds designed to boost activity in one of the city's primary commercial corridors. Buffalo Place on Wednesday announced the recipients of the fourth round of New York Main Street funds, which the nonprofit business improveme…

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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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How do you divide $500,000 in cash when you have 1.2 million in requests? Buffalo Place is going to find out. The nonprofit business improvement district has received 28 applications for grants from the latest round of New York Main Street funds that it received from the state. But the total dollar amount requested is nearly 2.5 times what it has available to dole out. …

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More than 30 property owners along Main Street and nearby streets in downtown Buffalo are interested in obtaining money for building improvements as part of the next round of New York Main Street grants from the state, according to Buffalo Place officials. Debra Chernoff, Buffalo Place manager of planning, said she's received interest from 31 applicants to the program, …

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City officials are planning more than $5 million in streetscape improvements and beautification efforts on Franklin, Court and Chippewa streets. Design work has started for the project, which will cover Franklin from Court to Chippewa Street, Court from Niagara Square to Main Street, and Chippewa from Main Street to Elmwood Avenue. Plans include new sidewalks, curbs, pa…

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Buffalo Place, the nonprofit downtown business improvement district, has released the results of a two year "access and infrastructure" study of downtown Buffalo, designed to analyze how people currently get to the city's core, where they go, and what would help to make downtown easier to reach. A committee of downtown stakeholders, transportation advocates and public o…

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Buffalo Place has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the state's New York Main Street program to support property owners in downtown Buffalo that want to fix or upgrade their building facades. The nonprofit organization that manages the downtown business improvement district said it received the award from the state Housing and Community Renewal's Housing Trust Fund, fo…

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Buffalo Place wants Buffalo to stay in the convention business. The nonprofit downtown business improvement district's board is urging the city to invest in a new and larger facility capable of attracting and handling significantly larger meetings and groups. It did not back any particular location because "it's kind of early," but "we think the convention center bus…

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Scott Street between Main and Washington streets in downtown Buffalo will be closed for as many as six days from Nov. 4-9, as construction crews connect a new storm sewer as part of work to relocate various utilities in preparation for a pair of major projects. The city and its contractors are moving sewer, water and other lines to get them out of harm's way before cons…

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Worries about inadequate parking in parts of downtown Buffalo are rising to the surface again this week, with concerns rising about an anticipated mismatch of supply and demand could yield a gap of more than 1,100 spaces just as demand for parking is expected to rise. As the surge in construction and development activity continues in downtown Buffalo, landlords and busi…

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Applications are now available for local small businesses to participate in the city's 2018 "holiday edition" of the Queen City Pop-Up retail program. The "pop-up" initiative – run by Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown – is designed to bring more small retailers to Main Street in downtown Buffalo by offering rent-free space for two m…

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Lazlo Hollyfeld, 5 p.m. July 12, Buffalo Place's Queen City Social (20 Fountain Plaza), Free. Long-running instrumental act Lazlo Hollyfeld will entertain the happy hour crowd at Fountain Plaza this week. The experimental post-rock band's performance, its first since sharing the stage with Aqueous at a New Year's Eve engagement at Town Ballroom, is part of Buffalo Pl…

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Paul Ciminelli is happy to be in downtown Buffalo, and even happier not to be in downtown Rochester. The owner of Ciminelli Real Estate Corp., which just moved its corporate headquarters from Amherst to Fountain Plaza a couple of weeks ago, said he and his employees are thrilled to be in the heart of the city. "Everyone loves it. People were a little skeptical, but w…

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Buffalo Place is once again seeking $500,000 through the state's New York Main Street grant program to support facade renovations and other improvements on several blocks of downtown Buffalo. The nonprofit business improvement district, which has administered the program in Buffalo in the previous efforts, is planning to submit an application for money to cover an area …