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When developer Paul Kolkmeyer looks at the former Oracle Charter School in Buffalo, he sees a boutique hotel and apartments. Kolkmeyer, head of Priam Development, wants to convert the Goodyear House at 888 Delaware Ave. – home of the former high school – into a combination of hotel and apartments, with 29 guest rooms and 20 market-rate units. Located near the interse…

The onetime Automobile Club of Buffalo Building on Delaware Avenue is on its way to being sold by the church that's owned it for two decades. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved a request by the Hellenic Eastern Orthodox Church – also known as Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church – to break up the adjacent former AAA property at 976 Delaware into two pieces. The…

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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…

Gusto

The astounding growth of downtown Buffalo and the waterfront area has grabbed the lion’s share of the attention from both local and national outlets. The deeper story is the improvements that have been made throughout the city, and North Buffalo is no exception. The KO Bar & Grill at the corner of Delaware and Tioga is a shining example of a reinvigorated neighborho…

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The developer who purchased the Clement Mansion property from the American Red Cross' Western New York chapter sold the agency's former Blood Services building to a family advocacy organization, which will use it to help children who have suffered from sexual and severe physical abuse. The sale to BestSelf Behavioral Health completes a transformation of the historic Del…

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Chiropractor and developer Scott Croce – brother of the restaurateur and hospitality operator Mark Croce – has acquired a Delaware Avenue brownstone just north of downtown Buffalo from the law firm that has long called it home. Croce's Leostrong LLC paid $575,000 in April to buy the building at 475 Delaware from Pearl Block, whose managing officer is Alan R. Feuerstein,…

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Two Gates Circle-area development projects that received initial city approvals a year ago are now back for renewals after their original clearance expired, as TM Montante Development and Morgan Communities seek to pursue a 60-unit apartment building while the owner of Sutton Development wants to convert a large former home into a boutique 10-room hotel. Montante and Ro…

Food and Drink

Delaware Avenue dining destination Oliver's has earned a position on the American Automobile Association's list of recommended fine restaurants. Oliver's Restaurant, 2095 Delaware Ave., becomes the only Buffalo restaurant on the list. The New York State 4-diamond list has 46 restaurants, 35 in New York City. The honor comes almost two years after Ross Warhol took ove…

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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 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra now has its new administrative home. Developer John Yurtchuk completed his $2 million purchase of the historic Clement Mansion on Delaware Avenue from the Buffalo chapter of the American Red Cross last week. The BPO will now occupy part of the 17,000-square-foot building for its offices, but will lease back the rest of the space to …

Crews from the Buffalo Department of Public Works late Thursday were set to begin snow removal and other cleanup operations along Delaware Avenue, in preparation for Sunday's St. Patrick's Day Parade, according to a spokesman for Mayor Byron W. Brown. Crews were expected to work through the overnight hours and will likely continue cleanup throughout the day on Friday an…

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Since it opened in 2004, Tempo has been one of the most impressive restaurants in Buffalo. In 2012, Buffalo Bills brass took Mario Williams to the converted Delaware Avenue mansion for a steak while wooing the sought-after free agent. Williams decided he could live in Buffalo. Tempo remains a reliable purveyor of luxe Italian treats, presented with first-class service. Me…

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Few Western New York restaurants offer online videos of how their cocktails are made. Even fewer point out their ice’s origins. Hutch’s Restaurant on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo does both for its list of well-crafted classics. Hutch’s has put a lot of care into its cocktail program, and it shows, not only on the menu but in the execution. The brick-walled bar room is large…

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Buffalo is known as a “drinking town with a sports problem,” so it’s only natural we have sports bars galore. Most of them are complete with memorabilia, gigantic high-definition televisions and typical bar food. When my friends Julia, Jenna and I wanted to try a new sports bar, we soon learned that Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill, 189 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, was a home ru…