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A one-story brick and sheet-metal portion of a larger warehouse and storage building in South Buffalo is being targeted for demolition, as the Orchard Park developer that owns the complex seeks new tenants for the larger space. Peter Krog's Krog Corp. is seeking approval from the Buffalo Preservation Board to take down a ramshackle 6,000-square-foot white addition that …

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As construction crews seek to finish work on the new Labatt House building in the Cobblestone District, Pegula Sports & Entertainment is getting ready to put up the brightly lit signs that will proclaim it as the new home of Labatt USA, a test brewery and a restaurant. But first, the company owned by Terry and Kim Pegula needs approval from the Buffalo Preservation …

Buffalo

Two Elmwood Avenue restaurant buildings at nearly opposite ends of the city are facing demolition requests this week as part of a pair of unrelated redevelopment projects by William Paladino, Nick Sinatra and Uniland Development Co. Paladino's Ellicott Development Co. and Sinatra & Co. Real Estate are seeking permission from the Buffalo Preservation Board to tear do…

Buffalo

After barely avoiding the wrecking ball several years ago, the last remaining building in the former Kensington Heights low-income housing community may be seeing its final days. The Erie County Medical Center is preparing to demolish the seven-story building at 1827 Fillmore Ave., after the public hospital acquired the derelict building and surrounding property from th…

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A proposal by developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik to construct a new healthcare facility on Buffalo's East Side has given way to the partners' new plan for a nonprofit office "hub" at the Jefferson Avenue site instead, after the original concept grew too big for the land. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Pawlik's Creative Structures Services had teamed up in e…

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A premature demolition of part of the former Schoellkopf Aniline & Chemical Co. property on Elk Street disqualified a proposed redevelopment project from receiving historic tax credits, leading the developer to change plans and take down more of the building instead of reusing it. Jon Williams and his Ontario Specialty Contracting are now seeking city permission to …

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Plans are advancing for a project to convert a longtime former synagogue in North Buffalo that later became a church into apartments, as the developer behind the venture seeks city approval to demolish portions of the building that aren't needed. Rocco J. DelGrosso, who owns the now-closed Faith of the Good Shepherd Chapel at 1235-1237 Hertel Ave., wants to turn the 63-…

Business

More demolition and redevelopment is planned for the former American Axle & Manufacturing plant on Buffalo's East Side, as the current owner of the sprawling site wants to take down another small structure that's in its way. Jon Williams' Ontario Specialty Contracting is seeking Preservation Board approval to tear down a former one-story warehouse addition to the on…

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Rich Products Corp. is considering how to get more involved in the redevelopment of Niagara Street. The Buffalo-based maker of Coffee Rich and other nondairy products re-acquired its former Buffalo plant property earlier this year, and is now seeking permission from the city Preservation Board to demolish the old buildings on the site. The 3.67-acre property is located …

Erie County

The Buffalo Preservation Board Thursday unanimously accepted applications to designate two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residences in the city as local landmarks, over objections from the owners of the property. The board scheduled a public hearing for March 8 to allow the public to weigh in on the designation – before the board makes a recommendation to the Common Counc…

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Competition from nearby new and renovated hotels has prompted the owners of a 53-year-old Delaware Avenue hotel to invest more than $1.8 million in their own upgrades. Brothers Dennis and Frank Tripi are redoing all the guest rooms and bathrooms in the Best Western Inn on the Avenue, as part of a top-to-bottom renovation of the 63-room hotel at 510 Delaware. The goal…

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The owners of Colter Bay Restaurant in Allentown are seeking to replace five sets of storefront windows along Delaware Avenue and Allen Street to make them functional and energy efficient. Derek and Jessica Eastwood, whose Rock Wobbly LLC operates the restaurant at 561 Delaware, obtained a $49,000 Buffalo Main Street Initiative grant from the Allentown Association as pa…

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The owner of a deteriorating building on Linwood Avenue in Buffalo wants to demolish the structure that has been deemed unsafe so he can erect a new three-story apartment building in its place with five to seven luxury units. Jesse Hawker of East Amherst is seeking permission from the Buffalo Preservation Board to take down the vacant multistory building at 295 Linwood,…