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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 …

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The Northland Workforce Training Center has plenty of hot air. It's just not in the right places – and that put a definite chill in the East Side facility this winter. The culprit: An apparent mistake in the design of the heating system, and it could cost the city agency overseeing the project nearly $500,000 to fix. Here's the problem: The ceilings in the longtime f…

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Welcome to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ... and now Buffalo. Every week, massive container ships arrive at New York Harbor, after passing under the raised Bayonne Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey. Workers quickly unload thousands of blocky containers at the port and put them on big trucks, sending the goods to their destination while clearing…

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The city just handed the ball off to Thurman Thomas in hopes of scoring another big one. The construction company co-owned by the legendary former Buffalo Bills running back won a contract from the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. to oversee one of the smaller Northland Corridor projects, the future home of Project Rainfall. BUDC selected Thomas' 34 Group LLC as const…

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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 Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has awarded a $2.8 million grant to the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. to help the city's nonprofit economic development agency with ongoing waterfront planning and development in downtown Buffalo. The award represents another boost for Buffalo's economic development and revitalization initiatives, which have already seen significant …

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The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. has agreed to sell part of a Riverside-area industrial property that it acquired last year to the adjoining pizza box manufacturer. Enterprise Folding Box Co., owned by the LoDestro family, will pay $35,000 to purchase one acre of vacant land at 308 Crowley St. from BUDC, as well as a small cinder block box building on another half-ac…

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As work continues on the new home of Buffalo Manufacturing Works next to the Northland Workforce Training Center, officials with the agency that owns that facility are turning their attention to a pair of nearby buildings in the same light-industrial complex. Citing the dearth of manufacturing and warehouse space available in the area, the Buffalo Urban Development Corp…

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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…