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Snow was falling at a brisk pace on Buffalo's East Side Tuesday, but that didn't stop a couple hundred eager construction contractors and individuals from coming out to look for deals amid the tools, vehicles and equipment being auctioned from LPCiminelli's inventory. The sale marked an ignominious end to what many people considered the largest locally based general con…

The City of Tonawanda Common Council has approved a plan to streamline economic development and planning for new subdivisions by allowing final site plan approvals at the Planning Board level. Subdivisions and projects larger than half an acre currently must go to the Council for site plan approval, to make sure a project has proper zoning and meets state and federal st…

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A Clarence couple is seeking a conditional permit to operate dog boarding kennel in a residential neighborhood on Salt Road in the Town of Clarence. The Clarence Town Board will discuss at its meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, the request from Gregory and Katherine Schimenti for the temporary conditional permit to operate the kennel at their home at 5540 Salt Road.…

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Kelly Schultz, who once sold an antique Chinese vase for $1.5 million, plans to open a new shop in Clarence to sell high-end antiques and art to well-heeled customers. In a converted auto showroom, he'll display Tiffany lamps that cost $50,000, paintings by artists that may sell for $5,000 to $50,000, bronze and marble statues, and other costly items that he now keeps i…

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Developer Michael Hacikyan, who accused City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis of cursing him and tossing him out of his office several months ago, is now threatening to sue over an April Fools' Day comment that Davis posted about Hacikyan on Facebook. Davis falsely wrote on a Tonawanda community group page on Facebook a post that Hacikyan had decided to give the former…

Developers are invited to tour development sites in the Town of Tonawanda at a forum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Niawanda Park Pavilion, 600 Niagara St. In addition to the tour, there will also be information about development ready sites in the Brownfield Opportunity Area, advantages of locating in the Town of Tonawanda, case studies of successful development …

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Grand Island Supervisor Nathan D. McMurray wants the town to put a moratorium on the development of any new apartment complexes until it has a master plan in place. He said he has asked the town attorney to draft a moratorium for the Town Board to consider at a future meeting. McMurray said he would like it to be a one-year moratorium. Developments that are already in p…

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The City of Tonawanda has agreed to sell a 14-acre vacant, wooded lot along Little League Drive for $160,000 to David Home Builders so the developer can build 95 townhouse-style condominiums. The proposed project, which is subject to planning and zoning board approvals, would include 95 single-story, attached homes, with two-car garages, two-plus bedrooms, two-full bath…

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Developers and building owners added or announced hundreds of additional apartments in the city’s core last year. They’ve turned aging warehouses, industrial complexes and office buildings into upscale loft apartments with high-end marble or granite finishes and stainless steel appliances alongside historic brick, wood floors and exposed ductwork. [PHOTO GALLERY: Hig…