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The redevelopment group that is buying the former Record Theatre complex has signed four retailers as the first tenants for space in the new $6 million mixed-use project. GObike Buffalo and Reddy Bikeshare, Gutter Pop Comics, a new record shop and Fry Baby Donut Co. will occupy more than half of the available commercial space, helping to reactivate the 33,000-square-foo…

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Century-old mechanical contractor Mollenberg-Betz Inc. is expanding its downtown Buffalo campus on Scott Street, with plans to expand its warehouse so it can shift some of its storage space inside. The company received approval Monday night from the Buffalo Planning Board to add 15,000 square feet of warehouse space to its complex at 300 Scott, on the north side of its …

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You won't find Ottawa Street on any Buffalo road map, but the paper roadway could derail plans to turn the old barcalounger factory on Louisiana Street into offices and apartments. Developers Karl Frizlen and partner Jason Yots of Common Bond Real Estate want to renovate the 175,000-square-foot former Barcalo Manufacturing Co. building at 175-245 Louisiana St. into 119 …

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday will hold public hearings on proposals to convert existing former manufacturing facilities on the East Side and in the Old First Ward into apartments and commercial space, alongside a handful of other development projects up for review. Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are seeking to renovate the 175,000-square-foot former Barc…

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The developers behind a former freight house conversion in Black Rock are now turning their attention to the Old First Ward, unveiling a $25 million rehabilitation of a former production facility into market-rate apartments and specialty commercial space. Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are planning to transform the Barcalo Manufacturing Complex at Louisiana and Republic st…

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Contractors for developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are preparing to start work this month on their conversion of the former New York Central Railroad freight house building into a mixed-use project, but the significant deterioration in the building is making the project much more complicated than originally envisioned. Frizlen said Wednesday that BRD Construction, w…

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Higher construction costs and rising interest rates are prompting developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots to seek tax breaks for their Black Rock Freight House conversion project, as the increased expenses threaten the effort's feasibility. Frizlen and Yots, through their Buffalo Freight House LLC, are pursuing an adaptive reuse of the 29,640-square-foot former New York …

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Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots have completed their conversion of a former Hamlin Park bedding manufacturing facility into The Mattress Factory mixed-use loft apartment project. The Frizlen Group and Yots' Common Bond Real Estate will formally open the new 34-unit historic rehabilitation project at 170 Florida St. later this week, after more than a year of const…

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Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are poised to start work on converting the former New York Central Freight House into a mixed-use residential and retail building, now that they've purchased the property from E.B. Atlas Steel Corp. Frizlen and Yots, through Buffalo Freight House LLC, paid $750,000 last Friday to acquire the 37,000-square-foot, single-story brick b…