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Buffalo

Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York finally found its new home. More than a month after the nonprofit agency sold its longtime Main Street headquarters near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to a health care organization, Belmont has acquired the former offices of construction contractor LPCiminelli near the Tri-Main Center. Belmont paid $5.445 million fo…

Buffalo

One man was in custody and another man was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, after a midday stabbing Wednesday in the heart of downtown Buffalo, Buffalo Police reported. Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said the two men knew one another and a dispute between them led to the stabbing, which occurred just after 12:15 p.m.…

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A fast-growing West Side-based healthcare organization and insurance provider has acquired the former Main Street headquarters of Belmont Housing Resources of Western New York, paying $2.5 million for a building just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. G-Health Enterprises, the parent of the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN) and rel…

Amherst

The exits to eastbound Main Street (Route 5) in Amherst off the I-290 will be closed this weekend due to utility work being done on a portion of Route 5, the New York State Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The ramps to Exit 7B (Route 5/Main Street eastbound), from both the eastbound and westbound I-290, will be closed. There will be posted detours which…

Buffalo

Work continues on the effort to restore traffic to Lower Main Street, with construction crews concentrating their efforts on the southeastern section of Canalside between Exchange and Scott streets. Buffalo Place Manager of Planning Debra Chernoff said the nonprofit downtown organization is "doing our best" to keep building owners and tenants apprised of what to expect.…

Buffalo

Businessman Roger Trettel, who has made a successful side career out of redeveloping small downtown buildings on Main Street and adjacent streets, is now seeking to sell a portfolio of four prominent buildings as he builds a fund to take on a new project. Trettel, through Hunt Commercial Real Estate, is seeking to sell 515-517, 521 and 523 Main and 500 Washington, locat…

Buffalo

A developer who specializes in suburban housing and apartments has acquired Theater Place, a prominent and historic downtown commercial building next to Shea's Performing Arts Center that houses the Tralf Music Hall. Frank Chinnici's Legacy Development paid $3.25 million through Main Theater Place to acquire the two-building facility at 622 Main from an affiliate of Wil…

Art

1) Christmas in the Country, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center (5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg). Tickets are $10 at the door; children 12 years and younger get in for free. Commentary: Apparently, there exists a publication - Sunshine Artist - that ranks art-and-crafts markets across the cou…

Buffalo

The $70 million conversion of the former AM&A's department store building downtown into the Wyndham Buffalo Hotel is shifting from the cleanup phase into construction. The project had been delayed by a long, complex and costly environmental remediation and some demolition, but has now moved into the construction phase, including the installation of a new roof, said …

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Scott Street between Main and Washington streets in downtown Buffalo will be closed for as many as six days from Nov. 4-9, as construction crews connect a new storm sewer as part of work to relocate various utilities in preparation for a pair of major projects. The city and its contractors are moving sewer, water and other lines to get them out of harm's way before cons…

Buffalo

The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved a $25 million project by surgeon-turned-developer Dr. Fadi Dagher to construct a five-story mixed-use building on a former motel site just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The proposal by Dagher's Cedarland Development, in conjunction with Utah-based student-housing developer Blackfish Investments, would feature 215…

Buffalo

Another 50 units of "workforce housing" will soon be available for rent in Buffalo, as developer Nick Sinatra seeks to wrap up his new MidCity Apartments project. Most of the work at 1665 Main St. is now completed, even though it may not look like it from the outside, Sinatra said. Crews are now primarily focusing on the first-floor commercial space, in particular waiti…

Buffalo

Not content with just redoing Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Main Street and adding a medical office building next door, developer William Paladino now wants to add a new eight-story hotel and parking ramp to his growing St. Paul Mall project. Paladino said his firm is planning to put up a new four-story parking ramp with a 107-room hotel on top of it, to be located at 1…

Buffalo

A new sign of progress is coming to downtown Buffalo – literally. Road Less Traveled Productions seeks to install a giant new marquee sign on the front of its new home, in the former Baker Shoes Building, located at 456 Main St. The local theater company says it needs the increased visibility offered by the large banner because the facade of the building is otherwise…

Buffalo

Former surgeon-turned-developer Dr. Fadi Dagher is ready to mix his old and new lives, with his latest redevelopment just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Dagher's Cedarland Development is proposing to construct a new five-story mixed-use project on the vacant Main Street lot, where the dilapidated former Buffalo Tourist Lodge used to stand. Plans by Mich…