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Local residents — especially in the Elmwood Village area — will have a chance to weigh in on two major projects when the Buffalo Planning Board convenes Monday night. The panel responsible for reviewing and granting applications for major new projects in the city will be taking up the planned $160 million expansion of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery – soon to be called th…

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Four local women-owned retailers are participating in the latest round of the Queen City Pop-Up program in downtown Buffalo, occupying free space on Main Street for two months to test their wares in the market. The summer edition of the popular program – hosted by Sinatra & Company Real Estate at the Shops at Market Arcade at 617 Main – began June 27 and will run th…

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The developer that brought Community Beer Works to the Lower West Side neighborhood near Front Park is now proposing to convert the rest of the historic former Schaefer & Brothers Malt manufacturing facility into 32 apartments. Pitoune Development last spring completed the renovation of the one-story warehouse portion of the facility at 520 Seventh St. into the 14,0…

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Developer Paul Kolkmeyer hopes to start work by year end on converting the former Oracle Charter School building on Delaware Avenue into the Goodyear Inn and Goodyear Apartments. But first he has to get an agreement in place – and submitted to the city – to ensure he has off-site valet parking for hotel guests. That was the verdict of the Buffalo Planning Board Monda…

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Developer Nick Sinatra has sold four Kenmore apartment buildings to two real estate investors for $3.7 million. Scott A. Hunt, through Hunt & Associates WE LLC, bought the buildings at 2726, 2520 and 2271 Elmwood Ave. from Sinatra, who owned them through his Elmwood KT Apartments limited-liability company. The purchase price for the three properties was $3.3 million…

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Developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik are seeking seven variances from the Green Code as part of their proposal to construct a three-story office building on Jefferson Avenue designed for nonprofits. Sinatra & Co. Real Estate and Pawlik's CSS Construction want to erect the steel-frame building with surface parking on a combined 1.49-acre property at 1200 Jefferso…

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Sinatra & Company Real Estate has teamed up with two investment partners to acquire a 740-unit multi-family apartment complex in South Bend, Ind., expanding its Midwestern presence. The Buffalo-based firm owned by Nick Sinatra, in a joint venture with L5 Real Estate Investments and Odyssey Properties Group Inc., paid $56 million to purchase Castle Point, one of the …

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Just one month after opening its doors, the new Northwest Bank branch on Jefferson Avenue has a new owner for the real estate. Developers David Pawlik and Nick Sinatra, through 240 Kensington LLC, sold the freshly opened bank branch at 1228, 1242 and 1256 Jefferson to Carl Emmerling's 8418 Marshalling LLC, for $665,000. The 0.45-acre site features a single-story, 3,0…

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Buffalo officials dragged an affiliate of Sinatra and Co. Real Estate into Housing Court this week over the company's failure to address alleged code violations on a vacant pair of adjacent Elmwood Village houses. The city's Department of Permit and Inspection Services brought the cases against the developer in September, citing 20 code violations for two houses on Hodg…

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Ellicott Development Co. will need to brew a new pot of coffee, after the Buffalo Planning Board Monday sent its plans for a Tim Hortons and apartments on Michigan Avenue back to the drawing board – because it didn't do enough to reflect the neighborhood's rich history. But, it's full steam ahead for Nick Sinatra's planned Atlantic Central Condominiums in the Elmwood Vi…

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With three zoning variances already in hand, developers Nick Sinatra and Essex Homes of WNY are hoping to win city Planning Board approval for their proposed $22.4 million Atlantic Central condominium project in the Elmwood Village. Sinatra and Phil Nanula's Essex are planning to construct a four-story condo building at 169 W. Utica, with 54 for-sale units and indoor pa…

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After decades of neglect, more than $250 million in redevelopment projects are underway on Buffalo's East Side, with more planned or in the works. From a smattering of projects along a big stretch of Jefferson Avenue to a couple of large ventures along Broadway and Fillmore Avenue, developers, businesses and government agencies are investing significant money in neighbo…

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Change is coming to Jefferson Avenue. Nonprofit People Inc. and developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik on Wednesday formally kicked off construction on their $31 million project to create affordable and supportive housing on the East Side, with local, state and federal politicians touting the venture as a significant piece of the area's revitalization. The proposed…

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Sinatra & Co. Real Estate is planning a new $22.4 million condominium project in the Elmwood Village, bringing 54 for-sale residential units to West Utica Street. But first, it has to take the property to the cleaners. The Buffalo-based developer, owned by Nick Sinatra, is proposing a four-story condo building at 169 W. Utica, on the site of the former Cadet Clea…

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Sinatra & Company Real Estate has sold the former home of Cozumel Grill on Elmwood Avenue – now an Asian restaurant – to an Amherst investor. Lakhi Singh, through Gilzian LLC, paid $839,488 to buy the 3,788-square-foot building at 153 Elmwood, at the corner of Allen Street. The two-story building – which Sinatra has owned for years – includes a 3,100-square-foot bar…