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Professional soccer may be coming back to Buffalo. But only if the powers behind the idea can build a home for a team. A Connecticut developer and his Buffalo real estate partner want to bring a professional outdoor soccer team to the Queen City, as an expansion of the United Soccer League. The professional soccer organization has conditionally agreed to award a club…

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One man was in custody and another man was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, after a midday stabbing Wednesday in the heart of downtown Buffalo, Buffalo Police reported. Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said the two men knew one another and a dispute between them led to the stabbing, which occurred just after 12:15 p.m.…

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Leaders of Buffalo Place are thinking about expanding the downtown business improvement district to cover a wider area of Buffalo's core, as the city makes new investments in streetscape and other infrastructure that could be at risk of deterioration if not regularly maintained. At the request of city officials, the nonprofit organization that runs the district has begu…

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As crews continue work on bringing car traffic back to the foot of Main Street, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced a new lobbying effort to secure a $25 million federal grant to help pay for the next phase of the project between Exchange and Church streets — including the roadway underneath Seneca One tower. Standing in the shadow of Buffalo's tallest building, New …

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CannonDesign, one of the region's leading architectural firms, is moving to downtown Buffalo after nearly half a century on Grand Island. The nationally known design firm plans to occupy just under 35,000 square feet of space at 40-50 Fountain Plaza, taking up the entire mezzanine level of the two-building complex, according to an industry source familiar with the move.…

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A developer who specializes in suburban housing and apartments has acquired Theater Place, a prominent and historic downtown commercial building next to Shea's Performing Arts Center that houses the Tralf Music Hall. Frank Chinnici's Legacy Development paid $3.25 million through Main Theater Place to acquire the two-building facility at 622 Main from an affiliate of Wil…

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Allpro Parking, one of the region's biggest operators of surface parking lots and other facilities, was chosen to operate the Niagara Center Parking Garage at 130 Elmwood Ave., adding to its growing portfolio. Buffalo-based Allpro will begin managing the 575-space parking facility near downtown Buffalo, which serves the Niagara Center Class A office building, on Friday.…

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What keeps you from downtown Buffalo: the parking or the crime? So asked a local news station last month in a post hate-shared across many a Facebook timeline. Downtowners raged against suburban stodge. Suburbanites railed against car break-ins. The warring comments suggest a startling number of Western New Yorkers believe downtown to be a crime-ridden, car-packed waste…

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Buffalo Place, the nonprofit downtown business improvement district, has released the results of a two year "access and infrastructure" study of downtown Buffalo, designed to analyze how people currently get to the city's core, where they go, and what would help to make downtown easier to reach. A committee of downtown stakeholders, transportation advocates and public o…

Business

To borrow from Monty Python, "it's not dead yet." Just when it seemed like a proposed new Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop in downtown Buffalo had been killed by a Zoning Board of Appeals vote, the developer behind the project managed to extract a victory after all. But it took a lawsuit to get there. The zoning board last week reversed course and granted a needed va…

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Several buildings and landmarks in the region will be illuminated in purple Thursday night to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Big Ditch Brewery, Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo Place (Main Place Mall), M&T Bank and One Canalside will be bathed in purple to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer, as well as encourage support for those with the disease, as …

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Uniland Development Co. has acquired the Ellicott Station post office on Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, rounding out a campus that already includes three large adjacent properties on nearby Ellicott Street. The Amherst-based developer bought the block-wide property at 701 Washington from the federal government, which had put it up for sale through CBRE Buffalo i…

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Verizon Communications is dialing up its investment in downtown Buffalo, planning a nearly $7 million exterior restoration and repair to its primary office building at the corner of Church and Franklin streets. The New York City-based telecommunications giant wants to undertake a thorough renovation of the facades of the complex, which includes a 16-story tower construc…

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Worries about inadequate parking in parts of downtown Buffalo are rising to the surface again this week, with concerns rising about an anticipated mismatch of supply and demand could yield a gap of more than 1,100 spaces just as demand for parking is expected to rise. As the surge in construction and development activity continues in downtown Buffalo, landlords and busi…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has modified its proposal for redeveloping a downtown parking lot on Ellicott Street, shifting its concept from a higher-end retail and residential complex with underground parking to affordable housing with a less formal fresh food market. That marks a major shift in the style of the multi-story project, although it still includes apartments…