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There's no sugar-coating this: Paula's Donuts will be opening in Larkinville. The Buffalo Planning Board this week gave the green light to plans by Howard and Leslie Zemsky's Larkin Development Group to construct a pair of two-story buildings on Seneca Street – the larger of which will be anchored by the fourth location of the region's most popular doughnut shop. The ne…

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The Zemsky family and their partners are planning more than $19 million in new development projects in Larkinville – including the first Paula's Donuts in Buffalo's core, opening sometime next year. The goal is to fulfill what they see as the Larkin District's potential, recreating the activity and density that the area had more than a century ago when it was a thriving…

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An Allegany County farm that provides "sustainable" and "responsibly cultivated" produce for retail and food-service customers is expanding its operation with five new greenhouses and several specialty crops in exchange for $100,000 in state Excelsior Jobs tax credits for 11 new jobs. Fulmer Valley Farms in Andover will invest $1.19 million in the expansion, which inclu…

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Hydraulic Hearth, the Larkin Square restaurant masterminded by Harry Zemsky, opens Tuesday for dinner. “It’s definitely nervous excitement,” said Zemsky, who has worked in restaurants, but never opened one before. “It’s great to see it finally come together, and we’re really happy with it.” Hours will be 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.…

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There's no shortage of articles praising Buffalo these days, and the novelty of hearing the city as an object of praise -- rather than scorn -- has begun to wear off. Now, instead of blindly sharing everything national that's written about our local, we've become more judicious. With the likes of WalletHub and Movoto cheekily adding various cities to top 10 lists and then…