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Eight years after buying the abandoned Statler Towers out of foreclosure, owner Mark Croce is now planning to spend $3 million on a series of exterior repairs and renovations as part of a comprehensive restoration of the building's first two floors. Plans filed with the Buffalo Preservation Board show that Croce's Statler City LLC wants to remove elements of the buildin…

Buffalo

Pay2Park, the parking lot operator owned by developer Mark Croce, is taking over the management of the Main Place Tower parking garage, gaining more than 1,000 spaces in an expansion of the 12-year-old brand. Pay2Park will take over the operation as of July 1, when the ownership of the parking facility reverts from the city to the building's owner, Main Place Liberty Gr…

Food and Drink

Today, Buffalo Chophouse will officially raise the curtain on a “top-to-bottom overhaul” aimed at freshening up the city’s veteran steakhouse. Outside, there are new signs and blacktop. Inside, new carpet, drapes, furniture workstations and more. The place has gone through a “top-to-bottom” overhaul, said owner Mark Croce. “Since we opened the Chophouse in 2002, it’s bee…

On Wednesday, Buffalo Chophouse will raise the curtain on a “top-to-bottom overhaul” aimed at freshening up the city’s veteran steakhouse. Outside, there’s new signs and blacktop. Inside, new carpet, drapes, furniture workstations, and more. The place has gone through a “top-to-bottom” overhaul, said owner Mark Croce. “Since we opened the Chophouse in 2002, it’s been a m…