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A proposal by developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik to construct a new healthcare facility on Buffalo's East Side has given way to the partners' new plan for a nonprofit office "hub" at the Jefferson Avenue site instead, after the original concept grew too big for the land. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Pawlik's Creative Structures Services had teamed up in e…

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A premature demolition of part of the former Schoellkopf Aniline & Chemical Co. property on Elk Street disqualified a proposed redevelopment project from receiving historic tax credits, leading the developer to change plans and take down more of the building instead of reusing it. Jon Williams and his Ontario Specialty Contracting are now seeking city permission to …

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Plans are advancing for a project to convert a longtime former synagogue in North Buffalo that later became a church into apartments, as the developer behind the venture seeks city approval to demolish portions of the building that aren't needed. Rocco J. DelGrosso, who owns the now-closed Faith of the Good Shepherd Chapel at 1235-1237 Hertel Ave., wants to turn the 63-…

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Chalk up another endorsement for New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's re-election bid, as the state's senior U.S. senator added his name and political heft to the growing list. In backing Cuomo for another term, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, also the Senate Minority Leader, cited the governor's "deep record of meaningful, progressive accomplishment – something he will only contin…

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More demolition and redevelopment is planned for the former American Axle & Manufacturing plant on Buffalo's East Side, as the current owner of the sprawling site wants to take down another small structure that's in its way. Jon Williams' Ontario Specialty Contracting is seeking Preservation Board approval to tear down a former one-story warehouse addition to the on…

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A Swedish industrial conglomerate that sells technical components and solutions has acquired a Town of Evans manufacturer of radio-frequency parts. Stockholm-based Indutrade, which has a history of buying other companies to expand its portfolio, did not say how much it had paid to buy all the assets of TX RX Systems Inc. from Solon, Ohio-based Bird Technologies Group, w…

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Clarence real estate investor Ray Bova Jr., normally a buyer of multifamily apartment buildings, has acquired a CVS Pharmacy in Hamburg from several investors for more than $1.7 million. Bova, through M&R Bova LLC, acquired the stand-alone pharmacy store at 358 Buffalo St. from Leigh G. Anderson, Robin R. Fischer, Heidi A. Fischer and Bennett Leader. The largest com…

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Four years ago, Buffalo investment adviser Walter F. Grenda Jr. faced a federal fraud investigation related to misleading sales of a hedge fund to clients. So he sold his business and existing client base to Grenda Group LLC, led by his son, Gregory Grenda. And a year later, the Securities and Exchange Commission barred him from the industry. But that apparently didn…

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The Webb family of Mayville is about to have an even higher profile on Chautauqua Lake. The Webbs, owners of Webb's Captain's Table and Webb's Cottage Collection, announced plans Wednesday to construct a luxury condominium resort hotel along the lake shore. The Lodge at Chautauqua Lake would combine the features and amenities of a high-end hotel with the ownership assoc…

The Arc of Erie County – a nonprofit social services agency formally known as Heritage Centers – will pay a $200,000 fine to the state, review its policies and analyze its potential electronic security risks after a breach of client information on its website exposed names, Social Security numbers and other confidential data to public viewing over a period of 31 months. …

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It's on to Phase Two of the state's sprawling Northland Corridor project. With work nearly complete on the new Northland Workforce Training Center, the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. has approved a new $33.46 million construction contract to prepare the rest of the complex for housing Buffalo Manufacturing Works' expanded operation. The quasi-city agency backed the …

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Businessman Nick Sinatra is once again in the firing line of left-leaning advocacy groups, as the prominent developer was late for the second time this year on several hundred thousand dollars in city taxes for a host of his Buffalo properties. On Monday, the city's online property tax records database showed Sinatra, one of the city's largest and fastest-growing proper…

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Property owners on a stretch of Seneca Street can now apply for state-funded matching grants to help give their buildings a makeover. The grants can be used to cover the cost of rehabbing and enhancing building facades, as part of the newest effort to strengthen the heart of the South Buffalo commercial corridor. The facade improvement program is designed to revitali…

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Medaille College on Monday officially confirmed that it will be the anchor tenant of the planned new $4 million athletic complex that is now being developed by developer Jon M. Williams at the former Buffalo Color site on Elk and Lee streets in Buffalo. The new facility, dubbed the Medaille Sports Complex at Buffalo Color Park, will become the school's home field for pr…

Business

David Hart is getting excited. In just a few days, the owner and head of Hart Hotels will open the Buffalo-based hospitality firm's newest destination resort, just outside Jamestown on Chautauqua Lake. Located in the village of Celoron, on the eastern tip of the lake, the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel features 135 rooms, many with outdoor balconies and views of the lake. …