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Two parking lots and a delayed affordable housing project won approval by the city Planning Board Monday night – even after a neighbor objected to one of the lots because a cement block wall would be too close to her property. Rocco Termini's Signature Development Buffalo received the green light to pave the property at 125 Chandler St. – where he previously demolished …

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Last weekend was a feeling-out period for Chandler Street, a burgeoning food-and-drink district thanks to the foresight and finances of developer Rocco Termini. Curious about the openings of Tappo Pizza and the second location of Thin Man Brewery at 166 Chandler St., Buffalonians navigated the previously quiet industrial street that veers east from Military Road, findin…

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More breweries are coming to an innovative new project on Chandler Street — but this time, they don't involve Rocco Termini. Joe Artanis, a local businessman and co-founder of a popular and fast-growing new microbrewery in Florida, wants to create a new beer hub or collective in Buffalo, where multiple firms would brew in a single large room, under one roof. At least…

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Five of Buffalo's talented young food and drink professionals plan to pool their talents in a small restaurant that would be part of Rocco Termini’s Chandler Street redevelopment in Black Rock. The partners signed a lease for 27 Chandler St., an agreement contingent on securing a bank loan, which is not yet approved. Although it’s not a sure thing, the planned restau…

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Three throwback events grace Buffalo's event calendar this weekend, highlighted by opportunities to revisit the '80s or romp around at a prom-like event. They both involve dressing up, just in two slightly different ways. For those more eager to live in the present, Friday is National Grilled Cheese Day, while the opening of developer Rocco Termini's Chandler Street pro…

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Have you been to Chandlerville yet? You will be, if Rocco Termini has his way. The developer who led Ellicott Street’s restaurant resurgence with Tappo and the buildings that became Toutant and Seabar has been working on laying the groundwork for a new Buffalo drinking and dining destination district. In Black Rock, two blocks north of Amherst Street, Chandler Str…

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Rocco Termini is eager to see his new incubator projects on Chandler Street swimming in happy tenants. But first, he just wants to see his happy tenants swimming – at least by Memorial Day of next year. Termini, owner of Signature Development Buffalo, is working with architect Benjamin Siegel on a plan to create a pool club in the midst of the industrial and commerci…

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Developer Rocco Termini wants to demolish an old concrete-block warehouse on Chandler Street in the city's Black Rock neighborhood as he continues his redevelopment of the longtime industrial zone into a new business incubator hub. Termini, through his Signature Development Buffalo, is seeking Buffalo Preservation Board approval to tear down the 4,500-square-foot struct…

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Developer Rocco Termini is pushing forward with his planned conversion of a pair of old industrial buildings at 27 and 37 Chandler St. into yet another business incubator, as he seeks to have the properties accepted into the state Brownfield Cleanup Program. Termini, through a pair of limited-liability companies, has submitted a "draft work plan" and "interim remedial m…

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Developers have completed environmental cleanups at five local project sites under the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program, positioning the properties for reuse with state tax credits, according to announcements from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The projects include Chason Affinity Cos.' new four-story, 40-unit condominium project at 1111 Elmwood A…

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Buffalo Cider Hall is days away from becoming Buffalo’s first cider-focused drinking establishment. Barker-based BlackBird Cider Works currently has its products distributed in seven states, but relatively few customers have made it north to its taproom, practically an apple’s throw from the Lake Ontario shore. In Buffalo, at 155 Chandler St., BlackBird’s ciders will…

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Developer Rocco Termini is pursuing a third business incubator on Chandler Street in North Buffalo, this time targeting a group of food-related businesses, even as he's still finishing up work on his first two projects on the street. Termini, who is known for his adaptive reuses of old commercial and industrial buildings in Buffalo, wants to convert a pair of warehouses…

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Developer Rocco Termini and state officials are preparing to move forward with an "expedited cleanup of contamination" at one of his Chandler Street properties, prior to starting work on his plan to convert the building into another business incubator. The Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public comment through April 7 on an "interim remedial measure"…

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Developer Rocco Termini, who has been working to transform an area of North Buffalo into a new commercial and residential zone, has acquired two more Black Rock properties on Chandler Street to add to his growing portfolio, after a previous plan for renovation fell through. Termini, through a pair of aptly named limited-liability companies, acquired 27 and 37 Chandler f…

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Rocco Termini's newest redevelopment project in North Buffalo got the city Planning Board's blessing Monday, enabling him to proceed with a second business incubator project on Chandler Street. Termini's Signature Development Buffalo LLC plans to renovate the four-story brick building at 166 Chandler, while constructing a one-story, 9,000-square-foot metal addition alon…