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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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In many American cities, an industrial building two miles from City Hall transformed into office space would be unremarkable. But this is Buffalo. The Larkin at Exchange building, and the Larkinville District it anchors, has brought the city more than Class A square footage. Larkinville is a testbed for the notion that a community can be reborn in blocks gone dark a genera…

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Mini golf is so 1995. Get your fine motor skills in shape for Larkin Links, Buffalo's first "nano golf" course, a lighthearted fusion of public art and recreation dreamed up by Buffalo entrepreneur Harry Zemsky and slated to open June 17. The course, which will be free and open to the public, features 11 holes designed by local artists and designers. These range from a c…

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From the streets of Buffalo to a Hollywood ending, the story of Lloyd Taco Truck has the stuff to satisfy hearts as well as bellies.When they started dishing up tacos at Main and Mohawk four years ago, Peter Cimino and Chris Dorsaneo were trying to sell more than burritos – they were trying to sell the idea that Buffalo would be a better place with food trucks in it…

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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.…