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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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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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J.P. Bullfeathers has closed and told state liquor regulators it is being sold. In a letter dated July 7, Bullfeathers put the license “in safekeeping” with the authority, “indicating that they were in the process of selling the business,” said New York State Liquor Authority spokesman William Crowley. The restaurant had been open at 1010 Elmwood Ave. since the 1970s. Pa…

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The first rule of Paint Nite is not to be intimidated by Paint Nite. The second rule of Paint Nite is not to dip your paintbrush into your Pinot Grigio. And that’s about it for rules. The hugely popular group painting and drinking franchise, which launched in Buffalo last April and runs almost every night in bars and restaurants throughout Erie and Niagara counties, is …