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Growing enrollment and a full waiting list at two campuses are prompting the Elmwood Village Charter School to expand its main site on Days Park just west of downtown Buffalo. The 700-student charter school is proposing a two-story addition to its building at 40 Days Park, with the upper level cantilevering out over the front parking lot. That will add three administrat…

Buffalo

The prominent former downtown Buffalo headquarters for UNYTS has been acquired by Carl and William Paladino's Ellicott Development Co. for $3 million, giving the developer a major new footprint in the city's core. UNYTS - formerly Upstate New York Transplant Services - sold the one-acre property at 110 Broadway to an affiliate of Ellicott. The nonprofit agency moved las…

Bills

Buffalo real estate developer Carl Paladino wants Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula to locate a new football stadium in downtown Buffalo's Cobblestone District, not in a second option near the Perry Projects further east or in Orchard Park. Paladino, whose Ellicott Development Co. already owns a significant portion of land in the neighborhood, on Wednesday calle…

Buffalo

As Carl and William Paladino tackle their latest redevelopment project in downtown Buffalo, they're looking for help from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. The father-and-son owners of Ellicott Development Co., together with investor Nancy S. Krieger, are seeking sales and mortgage recording tax breaks for their historic renovation of the former Buffalo Env…

Buffalo

Ellicott Development Co., which is currently renovating the former Our Lady of Lourdes Church and erecting a six-story medical office building next to it, has  completed its purchase of a pair of dead-end streets from the city as part of the multi-phase project. The Buffalo-based developer owned by Carl and William Paladino paid $960,000 this week to acquire St. Paul Ma…

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The city Planning Board Monday night approved a 20,000-square-foot warehouse addition on the East Side to house two companies relocating from Niagara Street, as a Buffalo businessman seeks to bring three of his companies under one roof. William Breeser plans to construct a 100-foot-by-200-foot addition to the current facility at 680 New Babcock St., just south of Willia…

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…

Buffalo

The newest hotel in Amherst will open this week, adding another 100 rooms to the inventory near University at Buffalo's North Camus. Ellicott Development Co. formally unveiled its new Fairfield Inn and Suites Buffalo Amherst/University on Wednesday, complementing the company's nearby existing extended-stay hotel, Staybridge Suites Amherst. Located at 3880 Rensch Road, t…

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Elmwood Village residents got another chance Thursday night to review the progress on the planned Elmwood Crossing project, as developers Nick Sinatra and William Paladino showed off the latest versions of their proposals to transform the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo campus. The developers — selected a year ago by Kaleida Health for the redevelopmen…

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Fresh off another successful summer on the city's waterfront, the owners of Buffalo RiverWorks are expanding their property on both sides of the popular entertainment venue, buying up a pair of grain elevators on Ganson Street to add to their holdings. The partners, led by Earl Ketry and Doug Swift, paid $2.15 million in two separate transactions this week to purchase t…

Buffalo

Ellicott Development Co.'s planned new hotel and event space on Pearl Street should be open by January, the company's top executive said, offering a new option for large-scale meetings, parties and weddings in downtown Buffalo. Although it's opening several months later than previously predicted, the 110-room Aloft by Marriott hotel will be the first completed component…

Buffalo

Not content with just redoing Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Main Street and adding a medical office building next door, developer William Paladino now wants to add a new eight-story hotel and parking ramp to his growing St. Paul Mall project. Paladino said his firm is planning to put up a new four-story parking ramp with a 107-room hotel on top of it, to be located at 1…

Buffalo

Ellicott Development Co.'s plans for a new Tim Hortons to anchor a mixed-use building at the edge of Buffalo's business district have ground to a halt, after the city's Zoning Board of Appeals this week rejected a drive-thru for the site. Ellicott CEO William Paladino said Thursday that the proposed two-story building at the corner of Michigan Avenue and William Street …

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Two Elmwood Avenue restaurant buildings at nearly opposite ends of the city are facing demolition requests this week as part of a pair of unrelated redevelopment projects by William Paladino, Nick Sinatra and Uniland Development Co. Paladino's Ellicott Development Co. and Sinatra & Co. Real Estate are seeking permission from the Buffalo Preservation Board to tear do…

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A new sign of progress is coming to downtown Buffalo – literally. Road Less Traveled Productions seeks to install a giant new marquee sign on the front of its new home, in the former Baker Shoes Building, located at 456 Main St. The local theater company says it needs the increased visibility offered by the large banner because the facade of the building is otherwise…