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A Tennessee investor has acquired a 27-unit apartment building on Grant Street that is located within walking distance of Buffalo State College. Eric J. Winstanley of Nashville, through 1067 Grant Street LLC, paid $1.35 million to buy the three-story tan-brick building, with red trim and window frames, that sits on the corner of Grant and Military Road, across from Aust…

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An investment group led by a Hamburg radiologist has acquired a brightly colored Grant Street mixed-use building for $850,000 – twice the price it last sold for five years ago. Alberto C. Benedicto, who works at Southtowns Radiology, bought the three-story building at 242 Grant through BVA Realty Holdings, according to documents filed with the Erie County Clerk's office…

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Tucked next to the caffeinated community hub Sweet_ness 7 Cafe at Grant and Lafayette, The Tabernacle is a former religious house revived as a one-of-a-kind neighborhood bar.  The place greets visitors with a bright blue front door and black and white stripes on the stately columns outside. Inside, it sports a new Technicolor coat thanks to owner Prish Moran’s former co…

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At Sweet_ness 7 Café, you’ll be greeted by smiling faces before you walk through the doors. A beautiful portrait of a woman in black and white is on the side of the building. Just below that are brown, gold, and white swirling patterns and faces along the side of the restaurant. Coffee mugs are hanging outside off the bright blue awning and nearby tree. Inside, color…

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Before photojournalist Law Eh Soe fled Burma in 2008, he captured some of the most iconic moments of the Saffron Revolution. Like many journalists who put themselves in harm's way, Law was driven by a sense of duty to his fellow citizens, to the cause of freedom in his native country and the desire to preserve an important moment in Burmese history. Now, almost 10 ye…

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A child riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening at Grant and West Ferry streets, according to Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge. The incident occurred just after 8 p.m., he said. The child was treated at the scene for minor injuries, DeGeorge said. No charges had been filed against the driver of the vehicle late Tuesday.

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A former student was leaving town, and it was put up or shut up time on promises we’d get a drink together one day. He invited me to his local haunt after work, timed for a break in his packing schedule. Before the second beer I did the adult thing, and arranged for some solids to arrive, to soak up the ethanol. When the plates showed up, and we dug in, I started to recons…

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Dollar for dollar, the West Side Bazaar is the most interesting dining room in Buffalo. The building, at 25 Grant St., is officially a small business incubator run by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative. One side is small retail booths offering handcrafts, clothing and more. The other side is where I spend most of my time. Immigrant cooks offer dishes from Bu…

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Sweet_ness 7 chef Tina Zunner is pitching her Buffalo-style English muffin sandwich - with hot-sauce-spiked mayonnaise and blue cheese - in a national contest. Zunner, chef at the cafe's 301 Parkside Ave. location, is one of 135 entrants competing for a $25,000 grand prize. You can check out her recipe here, register to vote here, and vote every day until the contest's i…

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Today's the day that the Buffalo Infringement Festival really starts heating up. The schedule features more than 50 separate shows, many with multiple performers. If you can't find something to like in today's absurdly diverse schedule, online at Infringebuffalo.org, it's probably time to check that pulse. Here's my list of enticing picks for today: 1) Open Busking, 12 to…

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Walk into Rust Belt Books, the picturesquely disheveled shop on Allen Street that has been dispensing musty volumes of prose and poetry to neighborhood denizens since 2000, and you might not even notice it. At the end of a narrow alley between towering mountains of books, just past the spirituality section, lies the bookstore’s tiny back room. Peek your head inside, and i…

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Public Espresso, a local coffee roasting company that started selling its beans a year ago, is opening its own shop on Grant Street. Public Espresso will aim at being an everyday hangout spot that happens to sell a world-class cup of coffee. The 40-seat room at 368 Grant St., near Potomac Avenue, aims to open before New Year’s. They’ll be serving coffee at “Peace, Love an…

Ready for mini “pop-up” parks in Buffalo, where selected parking spots are turned into temporary public parks by artists, designers and other citizens? PARK(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event that began in San Francisco, will be held Friday at eight locations around the city: • Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – “Dana’s Pop-Up Preservation and Urba…

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The folks who run Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine, a food outlet at the West Side Bazaar, are hosting a celebration of Ethiopian New Year on Saturday. The event, from noon to 6 p.m. at the bazaar, 25 Grant St., will feature traditional Ethiopian music and dance. An Ethiopian buffet, including vegetarian and meat dishes, traditional Ethiopian honey drink and coffee, and soft d…