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After 14 weeks closed and more than $70,000 in recovery expenses following a summer flooding, Roaming Bison Tavern owner Greg Herzog has announced the bourbon bar-restaurant is ready to reopen at 732 Hertel Ave. Herzog aims to open either Nov. 26 or 27, pending the arrival and installation of beer lines. At the latest, he'll be open Black Friday. A grand-reopening party…

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Iconic Buffalo pizzeria Bocce Club has made waves recently, plotting new locations for downtown Buffalo and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The footprint will now grow even larger. EXPO Market on Hertel announced a licensing agreement with Bocce Club Pizza to open a bar-arcade inside the food hall at 1488 Hertel Ave. Bocce will be EXPO's new anchor tenant, sa…

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For a chain restaurant to survive in a commercial district packed with competitive local businesses, its product had better exceed the standard or the demise will be quick. Just ask Hero Burger, formerly on Elmwood. BurgerIM, a halal burger franchise that held its grand opening Sept. 20 at 1460 Hertel Ave., could stick around. The fast-casual approach suits a young, bus…

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That was fast. Just a few days after Village Beer Merchant announced it would leave North Buffalo to consolidate its efforts on Elmwood Avenue, restaurateur Mike Shatzel revealed that he and Peter Braun will take over 1535 Hertel Ave. to open a second location of Moor Pat. Shatzel hopes to have the craft-beer bar, equipped with 24 taps, open by February. He expects the …

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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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A 21-year-old Springville man who was being sought by the Erie County Sheriff's Office was arrested Wednesday night. Deniro Bly was arrested on several charges for multiple incidents over the past two weeks, the Erie County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday morning. Bly was arrested by detectives shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, without incident, along Hertel Avenue…

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On the first truly pleasant spring day of 2019, I was at the Little Club on Hertel Avenue, trying to become a better restaurant critic. One recurring reader complaint is that I don’t offer much wine insight. It’s a fair cop, as the Brits say. Which was why I was across the street from Ristorante Lombardo, in the family’s new wine-bar-slash-graduate-seminar. General Mana…

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Four people were wounded by gunfire at approximately 9:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of Niagara Street, near Hertel Avenue in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood, according to the Buffalo Police Department. Buffalo Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said the shooting was in connection with a dispute. "We're still investigating it," Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron C…

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Buffalo Pride Week, which cherishes the local LGBTQ+ community's courage and extols acceptance instead of division, annually produces one of the city's happiest days, uniting Buffalonians regardless of their sexual orientation. Both the Elmwood Avenue parade and the Canalside festival are true celebrations, awash in color, noise and camaraderie, a refreshing environment…

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The Erie County Industrial Development Agency is considering whether to issue $13.3 million in tax-exempt bonds to help a New York City-based housing developer that wants to purchase and renovate a 195-unit affordable housing complex in Black Rock. Manhattan-based Related Cos. plans to buy and upgrade the Marina Vista Apartments at 32 Hertel Ave., consisting of two 13-s…

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Five years ago, Adam Goetz brought forth on Hertel Avenue a dining room dedicated to the proposition that Western New York’s vegetables, fruit and meat were the equal of any on earth. At a time when a Buffalo chef can summon the wealth of the planet via a plane, Goetz bet the success of Craving on ingredients delivered by pickup truck. He learned to mesh farmers’ produc…

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Imagine you're curled up in bed with a cup of hot cocoa and then glance over at your fun-sized Christmas tree. Suddenly, the stressful thought that the holiday season is flying by rushes over you. You start to think of all the fun things you could do. Pretty much the whole holiday season is stuffed into four short weeks in December, from music to family parties to chees…