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A Greek Orthodox church on Delaware Avenue is asking the city to subdivide a large commercial property next door so it can sell most of the land and a two-story building to an unnamed buyer. The Hellenic Eastern Orthodox Church – also known as Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church – owns two properties at the corner of Delaware and West Utica Street. The church itself is l…

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The developers seeking to convert the former Richmond Methodist Episcopal Church on Buffalo's West Side into a performing arts center are now seeking tax breaks to support the renovation project. Rachel and Ryan Heckl, who are leading the initiative at the former church at 467 Richmond Ave., have applied to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for more than $38…

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A religious group led by immigrants from Congo and other African countries wants to turn a former motorcycle club building in Black Rock into a church. The Christ for Nations, Nations for Christ Church wants to convert the building at 66 Peoria St., into a home for its congregation, which includes members from African countries and Haiti, as well as local residents. …

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Developer Karl Frizlen has temporarily pulled a controversial proposal to convert the first-floor gym and kitchen in the former St. Rose of Lima parish school into a banquet facility, giving him time to revise the plan in the face of strenuous community opposition. Frizlen, an architect and real estate developer, had wanted to renovate the 5,000-square-foot space at 500…