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People in Buffalo know just how small the local community can seem, especially the business world. Now everybody in a New York City courtroom does, too. Testimony last week by former LPCiminelli executive Kevin Schuler in the corruption case against Louis P. Ciminelli and three other defendants revealed the delicate and interconnected relationships between Buffalo de…

Buffalo

Explore & More Children's Museum said Friday it has awarded a $5.25 million contract to Savarino Cos. to build out the interior of its new Canalside facility, following an "extensive community outreach and bidding process." The East Aurora-based nonprofit broke ground in March on the $29 million project to construct a four-story museum in downtown Buffalo, on a port…

Business

A Rochester-based construction company that has been in business for more than 145 years has acquired a Buffalo contractor to expand its Western New York business while bringing on a seasoned executive to run its new local office. The Pike Company Inc., a fifth-generation family-owned firm and one of the largest construction management companies in the Northeast, did no…

Amherst

Heathwood Assisted Living has begun construction on a 30,000-square-foot addition to its assisted-living facility in Amherst, creating 42 more assisted-living apartments. The three-story addition, which will be attached to the current building at 815 Hopkins Road, will include three two-bedroom apartments, 27 one-bedroom units and 12 studio apartments. Each will be equi…

Buffalo

With $4.5 million in state funding in place, work is now poised to begin by September on a planned new low-income senior housing community with 84 apartments on Buffalo's East Side. The $27.3 million Westminster Commons project calls for construction of a new four-story building at Adams and Monroe streets, with 76 one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom apartments. Thirty-fo…

Business

A pair of Buffalo-area developers are teaming up to start construction on a new luxury apartment and townhouse project in the Village of Lewiston, with a goal of bringing 29 new units to the market by the fall. With municipal approvals in hand, McGuire Development Co. and James Jerge announced Monday that they have begun work on the $4.5 million project at 765 Fairchild…

Buffalo

Steak a la Pierce Arrow, anyone? The Buffalo Planning Board has approved a new proposal for the redevelopment of the Pierce-Arrow Administration Building in North Buffalo, complete with a new local owner and a planned 100-seat restaurant. Dr. Greg Daniel's Nidus Development, together with the building's former owner, Joseph Hecht, want to convert the 123,099-square-f…

Buffalo

Paul Kolkmeyer has more than enough to keep him busy these days. The owner of Priam Enterprises LLC is seeking to restart work this month on his long-planned conversion of the former Marine Trust building in downtown Buffalo into a mix of high-end apartments, offices and a banquet center. It's part of a three-building project that marked Kolkmeyer's first big effort in …

Buffalo

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is planning a renovation and expansion to spruce up its offerings and create new programming space so it can meet growing interest in veterans and military history. The nonprofit organization is preparing to undertake a three-stage project to upgrade its facilities. Plans call for: Renovating a red corrugat…

Erie County

The City of Tonawanda is about to address issues with sewer lines in a heavily traveled part of the community, which will create traffic problems while the work is going on. City Engineer Jason LoMonaco gave the Common Council the news during a meeting Tuesday, during which he showed officials photos of collapsed, cracked and crumbling sewer lines on Young Street, betwe…

Local News

Get used to hearing the words "Colvin" and "traffic jam" in the same sentence. Starting next month, traffic will be disrupted over the next two years at the Colvin Boulevard on-ramp of the I-290 in the Town of Tonawanda corridor by a project to replace two bridges. Acting DOT Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced that the $6.7 million project will replace two precast …

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The Green Acres Animal Hospital will put its headquarters in the Town of Tonawanda, more than tripling the size of its current site at 2060 Niagara Falls Boulevard, from 4,500 square feet to 16,636 square feet. The Tonawanda Planning Board on Wednesday approved a two-story 12,136 square-foot addition to the current single-story site. Green Acres has three practices i…

Buffalo

A Charlotte, N.C.-based developer of Family Dollar stores has plans for yet another location for the discount retailer, this time a vacant lot on Clinton Street. Durban Group and architects Bergmann Associates of Rochester are seeking city approval to construct a new 8,247-square-foot Family Dollar store at 1029 Clinton, with a loading dock, 35 parking spaces, utility i…

Buffalo

The owner of a corner retail building at Walden and Bailey avenues wants to almost double the size of his existing facility, allowing for four more storefronts at the prominent East Side intersection. Ahmed F. Mohamed is seeking a pair of variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals to erect a 5,720-square-foot addition to the current one-story building at 592 Walden, now…

Buffalo

The buyer of a South Buffalo commercial property wants to demolish the existing building at 2200 South Park Ave. and put up a Tim Hortons. Designed by William Schutt Associates of Lancaster, the proposed 1,776-square-foot Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop would have indoor seating for 28 guests, but no outdoor patio. Located between Ridgewood Road and Okell Street, on th…