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The last of three Elmwood Village properties that Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. had put up for sale several months ago near the site of its proposed residential development project has finally been sold. A Watertown investment group bought the apartment building at 588 Potomac Ave. from Ciminelli for $250,000. The group, M&V Ventures, is registered to Michael Yonkovig…

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A plan by Nick Sinatra and William Paladino to redevelop the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo site in the Elmwood Village took the first step in a monthslong municipal review Monday, as the Buffalo Planning Board agreed to take the lead in the full environmental review of the $100 million project. Developers are planning a multiyear conversion of the si…

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Slow Roll Buffalo starts its fourth season this this week, Food Truck Tuesdays keeps rolling and the Elmwood Village Farmers Market starts its 20th season. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo: All are welcome to Slow Roll's opening ride of the se…

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A Morgan Stanley financial adviser has acquired a three-story limestone mansion in the Elmwood Village that is currently set up as office space, but he and his wife may seek to convert it back into a home for themselves. Emir Culov of East Aurora, a senior vice president and portfolio management director in the Fountain Plaza office of the brokerage firm, paid $585,000 …

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A seven-year-old mixed-use retail and apartment building in the Elmwood Village has been acquired by a family-owned commercial real estate firm in Cheektowaga with a growing portfolio of office, retail, warehouse and residential buildings. Frank J. Campofelice, through his C&L 448 Elmwood Associates, bought the three-story building at 448 Elmwood Ave. from Krog Corp…

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Hayley Sullivan has been a hip hop backup dancer, a restaurant server and a nanny in Manhattan. "One of the things that's a blessing and a curse about me is I'm always into five different things," said Sullivan, an Amherst native who graduated a decade ago with a dance and marketing degree from the University at Buffalo. "At one point I thought, 'I think I want to be a …

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A pair of downstate investors have acquired two of the three Elmwood Village apartment properties that Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. put up for sale in October after the developer concluded they weren't needed for its controversial planned $40 million residential project. Matthew Hornstein and Maximilian Polsky, operating as M2 Acquisitions LLC, paid nearly $1 million for…

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Cleanup and construction work will begin by midsummer on the initial phase of the planned Elmwood Crossing redevelopment of the former Women & Children's Hospital site in Elmwood Village, now that the development team has received final city approval for the first building. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday gave the green light for Sinatra & Company Real Estate …

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Developers Nick Sinatra and William Paladino won approval Wednesday for three zoning variances needed for their first Elmwood Crossing building – a day after the proposed complex at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street got shorter. Sinatra and Paladino revised their planned new mixed-use project, cutting one floor off the building's height to reduce it to five…

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A proposed six-story apartment building at the northeast corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street brought out a host of objections from some critics Monday, as the Buffalo Planning Board reviewed the first project in the planned redevelopment of the former Women & Children's Hospital site. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. – designated…

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The new owner of Pano's is hoping to reopen the landmark restaurant on May 1 -- with essentially the same menu the old restaurant used for decades. Mark Chason, owner of Chason Affinity Cos., bought the restaurant at 1081 Elmwood Ave. from longtime owner Pano Georgiadis. He is seeking a special-use permit from the Buffalo Common Council Tuesday to reopen the restaura…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s effort to make some money off an underused property on Elmwood Avenue was dealt a blow this week when the city's Zoning Board of Appeals rejected its request for a variance to allow a commercial parking lot on the site. Ciminelli had planned to convert the private lot of the former J.P. Bullfeathers restaurant at 1010 Elmwood into an AllPro…

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Maria and Tom Tarapacki, who married in 2014, have been busy restoring their home in the Elmwood Village. Here is how Maria, a graphic designer, described the process. "The house was built in 1896 and has been through many transformations, some not so good. The house was 'modernized' in the 1950s and much of the charm was destroyed. “My husband, Tom, and I have be…

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A proposal by Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. to turn the former J.P. Bullfeathers' parking area on Elmwood Avenue into a commercial lot for Allpro Parking may be yet another indication that the developer's controversial proposed Arbor + Reverie development project isn't going anywhere soon. Ciminelli is seeking a variance from the city's Zoning Board of Appeals to allow us…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday agreed to start environmental reviews for the first proposed project at the former Women & Children's Hospital site – triggering the start of what is expected to be a major transformation of nearly eight acres. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. want to construct a six-story building at 451 Elmwood Ave., …