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A small family-owned development group that agreed in March to buy five Elmwood Avenue buildings – including the former home of J.P. Bullfeathers restaurant – has now closed on that purchase, clearing the way for a four-story apartment project. Whitesand Family LP, through Whitesand Elmwood LLC, paid $2 million to buy 1006-1028 Elmwood from Elmwood Bidwell Redevelopment…

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Uniland Development Co. is still working on its plan to convert a former warehouse at Hertel and Elmwood avenues into a medical office building, but now its previously unknown tenant has become the owner instead. People Inc. on Tuesday purchased the property at 800 Hertel Ave. from Uniland, paying $5.528 million for the 2.49 acres of land and the one-story building that…

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Uniland Development Co. won a green light from the Buffalo Planning Board for its planned new medical office building at the corner of Elmwood and Hertel avenues, but it may still face a legal battle over a 60-year-old easement and a 31-year-old court ruling. The Amherst-based developer is planning to renovate an aging 29,870-square-foot warehouse, put on a small additi…

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The owner of a Buffalo construction company – who planned four years ago to build a large warehouse on Dingens Street but never followed through – is now proposing a much smaller project at the same site near the Cheektowaga line. James Panepinto's Pinto Construction Services is proposing to construct a multi-bay garage structure at the rear of the 13.2-acre property at…

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A year after completing its purchase of 20 acres of prime land at the intersection of Elmwood and Hertel avenues, Uniland Development Co. is now coming forward with its first proposed new building in the North Buffalo commercial district. The Amherst-based developer, led by the Montante family, wants to convert an abandoned warehouse on the northwest corner of the inter…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is under legal fire over a major abandoned project in the Elmwood Village, as former property owner Donald J. and Lori Leone are suing to force the developer to finish paying off a property purchase. The Leones, who live in Florida, are accusing Ciminelli of fraud and breach of trust, claiming the firm refuses to complete the payments that ar…

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Duff's Famous Wings may be on its way to Elmwood Avenue. The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday night urged the Common Council to grant a special-use permit to enable Sinatra & Company Real Estate to renovate the former Casa-Di-Pizza at 471 Elmwood so that the Amherst wings restaurant can set up shop. No changes are planned to the building's exterior, but plans do …

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Attention, Elmwood Avenue: Expect even more Gator sightings in the near future. Nardin Academy is working with Mod-Pac Corp. to construct new outdoor athletic fields in North Buffalo for the Catholic school's soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and softball teams. According to an application to the city Planning Board, the plan would use 8.1 acres of vacant land that Mod-…

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Discount grocer Aldi Inc. needs more space for its North Buffalo store. The German-owned grocery chain is seeking to expand its existing 15,562-square-foot store at 2090 Elmwood Ave., by adding a 2,861-square-foot addition within its existing parking lot on 3.73 acres. The company is asking for a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals for window transparency becau…

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The family partnership that is buying five Elmwood Avenue buildings from Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is now proposing to demolish three of them and erect a four-story apartment building. Whitesand Family LP — led by partners Don White and his stepson, Tom Sand — filed an application with the city to combine the lots at 1020, 1024 and 1028 Elmwood into a single 0.34-acre…

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Developer Nick Sinatra has sold four Kenmore apartment buildings to two real estate investors for $3.7 million. Scott A. Hunt, through Hunt & Associates WE LLC, bought the buildings at 2726, 2520 and 2271 Elmwood Ave. from Sinatra, who owned them through his Elmwood KT Apartments limited-liability company. The purchase price for the three properties was $3.3 million…

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A proposed urgent-care clinic at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Amherst Street in north Buffalo may be on life support after the city's Zoning Board of Appeals this week rejected three variance requests because the project would harm the neighborhood. Caliber Brokerage and WellNow Urgent Care want to build a 3,500-square-foot medical clinic at 1597 Elmwood Ave. and 70…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s big apartment project proposal on Elmwood Avenue was a major source of controversy in the surrounding neighborhoods. But in the end, it may have been, well, just a reverie. More than than 30 months after acquiring 11 properties on Elmwood and unveiling a major redevelopment plan, the Buffalo-based firm has agreed to sell five of them – incl…

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A new urgent-care clinic is coming to a prime North Buffalo intersection after the developer knocks down two houses and two commercial buildings, including an old bookstore. Caliber Brokerage and WellNow Urgent Care want to construct a new 3,500-square-foot medical clinic with a paved surface parking lot at 1597 Elmwood Ave. and 709-711 Amherst St. The single-story b…

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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.…