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Oh, yeah, it's on. The battle between cordless and corded power tools has come to Buffalo, with the launch of a new YouTube video from home improvement retailer Lowe's, featuring the Northland Corridor and two kinds of Bosch drills. The North Carolina company used the construction site of the Workforce Training Center as a backdrop for a production shoot last month, …

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The Albright-Knox Art Museum is coming to the East Side's Northland Corridor area. But first, there's a little matter to attend to, with some fancy footwork. The Buffalo art museum is leasing 15,000 square feet of space at 612 Northland Ave., for community outreach, education and some art exhibits, while the Albright-Knox undertakes a major two-year renovation and expan…

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Coming soon to a new YouTube video from Lowe's: Buffalo's Northland Corridor. The national home improvement retailer selected the Northland Workforce Training Center as a backdrop for a recent production shoot, in coordination with German power tool maker Bosch Group. The training center, located at 683 Northland Ave., does not necessarily use the Bosch tools in its …

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The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. needed subcontractors to work on the Northland Corridor's former Houdaille Manufacturing complex, located at 541 E. Delavan Ave. The agency sought firms to handle concrete piers and foundations; structural steel; framing; roofing; and masonry reconstruction. The contracts — all under budget — would have totaled $1.92 million. But f…

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Work continues on the Northland Corridor project on Buffalo's East Side, as the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. approved contracts to buy more classroom and lab furniture for the electrical lab at the Workforce Training Center and hired Apollo Demolition to begin select demolition and abatement work on another building. BUDC authorized the purchase of $44,730 in added equ…

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The cost of repairing a design flaw in the heating system at the new Northland Workforce Training Center is now approaching $150,000 – and counting. The Buffalo Urban Development Corp., which owns and manages the facility at 683 Northland Ave., approved a second contract on Tuesday to fix the faulty HVAC system, this time to replace the exhaust ductwork that isn't large…

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The Northland Workforce Training Center has plenty of hot air. It's just not in the right places – and that put a definite chill in the East Side facility this winter. The culprit: An apparent mistake in the design of the heating system, and it could cost the city agency overseeing the project nearly $500,000 to fix. Here's the problem: The ceilings in the longtime f…

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Less than two weeks after popular soul-food restaurant Gigi's closed for good at the Northland Corridor, dozens of prospective new restaurant operators are interested in taking up the mantle at the new Workforce Training Center building on Buffalo's East Side. Buffalo Urban Development Corp. President Peter Cammarata said nearly 70 people have expressed interest in rece…

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Darryl Harvin learned a painful lesson in the hardest way possible over the past few weeks: Being a part of a family that has a successful business does not mean you will be successful running the family business. “We were over our head in a lot of different areas," the owner of the now-defunct Gigi's Restaurant said Thursday. "I’m not a restaurateur or a chef, and ther…

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Stephen Tucker has been confronting a challenge. More than two-thirds of the applicants to his Northland Workforce Training Center have failed to qualify for admission to the school because they couldn't pass the literacy test for reading at a 10th-grade level. But Tucker hopes a new remedial reading program the center has launched will help overcome it. Out of ab…

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As work continues on the new home of Buffalo Manufacturing Works next to the Northland Workforce Training Center, officials with the agency that owns that facility are turning their attention to a pair of nearby buildings in the same light-industrial complex. Citing the dearth of manufacturing and warehouse space available in the area, the Buffalo Urban Development Corp…

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The Northland Workforce Training Center has doubled its enrollment to 200 students at its East Side facility, even as construction work continues on the light-industrial hub that the city and state are creating. The educational center — designed to provide technical skills training to residents of the impoverished nearby neighborhoods so they can obtain advanced manufac…

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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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It's been open for less than four months, but the Western New York Workforce Training Center is already expanding. The light-industrial training facility that opened in September on Buffalo's East Side plans to add more space at its current site to accommodate its two-year electrical program, taught by Erie Community College and Alfred State College. It currently has…

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The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. on Tuesday approved the acquisition of another property in the Northland Belt Line Corridor, adding to the growing light-industrial and training campus that it's developing with more than $120 million in state and other funding. The agency's board backed the $425,000 purchase of a 1.81-acre property at 714 Northland, including an 18,9…