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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.…

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Name: Stephen Seerey, 61. Who he is: Assistant branch manager, M&T Bank, Elmwood Plaza Branch, 709 Elmwood Ave. He has been with M&T for 13 years; eight years at this branch location. What he's wearing: Suit from the 1905 Collection at Jos. A. Bank; no iron Supima cotton pinpoint dress shirt from Lands' End; bow tie from J. Savage Goods of Buffalo, a gift pur…

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The issue at the crux of the current partial government shutdown apparently played a part in an incident in which a Buffalo man was charged with harassment early Saturday morning. Scott M. Faith was charged with harassment for punching a man after allegedly yelling "Build that wall!" repeatedly at passersby at the intersection of Allen Street and Elmwood Avenue, accordi…

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It took four guys from Morris Masonry all day to demolish the concrete and stone base before the contractors could finally get a giant copper memorial plaque off the facade of the Pierce-Arrow Administration Building on Elmwood Avenue. That's when George Kron of Morris found a piece of history attached to the back: a time capsule from the early 1900s. The plaque, whi…

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Sinatra & Company Real Estate has sold the former home of Cozumel Grill on Elmwood Avenue – now an Asian restaurant – to an Amherst investor. Lakhi Singh, through Gilzian LLC, paid $839,488 to buy the 3,788-square-foot building at 153 Elmwood, at the corner of Allen Street. The two-story building – which Sinatra has owned for years – includes a 3,100-square-foot bar…

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A three-story mixed-use building at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Anderson Place that is home to the Sole Man cobbler has been sold. A Kenmore-based entity called 100 Sylvan LLC paid $910,000 to buy the building at 565 Elmwood from Patricia A. and Giuliano L. DeGanis of Buffalo, according to Erie County clerk's records. The buyer is controlled by John Phillips and Wa…

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The developers behind the reuse of the former Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo complex in the Elmwood Village are planning to include some sky-high condos — with sky-high prices. Under detailed plans laid out to a real estate group by Nick Sinatra and William Paladino on Thursday, the top three floors of the main Variety, Tanner and Alfieri buildings will featur…