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An Irish building materials company that bought billions of dollars worth of assets from LaFargeHolcim S.A. three years ago is now seeking to demolish five of deteriorating buildings along the Outer Harbor in Buffalo. CRH Plc is asking permission from the Buffalo Preservation Board to take down the derelict facilities at 1751 and 1755 Furhmann Blvd., which make up the f…

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Retro Tuesday Nights 9 and 11 p.m. showings at the Transit Drive-In (6655 S. Transit Road, Lockport). Cost is $9 for attendees 12 years and older, $4 for children 5 through 11 years old, and children 4 years and under get in free. Return to high school with a 1980s John Hughes double feature opening Retro Tuesday Nights on Tuesday at the Transit Drive-In. “The Breakfas…

Buffalo

A state Supreme Court justice this week cleared the way for Queen City Landing developer Gerald Buchheit to proceed with his $60 million residential tower on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, after dismissing the last legal challenge currently facing the project. In a four-page decision issued Monday but released Thursday, Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto sided with Buchheit an…

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Construction of the proposed 23-story Queen City Landing residential tower at Buffalo's Outer Harbor may still be in legal limbo pending a court ruling, but an environmental cleanup of the site is poised to get underway. Developer Gerald Buchheit's Queen City Landing LLC is proposing a broad remediation of the cleared 20-acre peninsula site at 975 and 1005 Fuhrmann Blvd…

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Monday voted to buy 14 acres on the Outer Harbor from the New York Power Authority for $1.The land includes the Connecting Terminal grain elevator, which the agency has lighted as a daily attraction; the Queen City Bike Ferry landing; and a marina run by Brand–On First Buffalo Marina, which is under contract with the power authori…

There is a clash of ideas about what to do with the Outer Harbor.Some want to see condos and other development.“I think the entire river, Inner Harbor and Outer Harbor are one massive zone ripe for development,” said Tom Dee, president of the state agency overseeing the waterfront.Others want to leave the land alone.“Humans need to figure out how we fit into the natural wo…

Editorials

Buffalo’s best known preservationist, an expert on urban development, has proposed a development plan for the Outer Harbor that could break the logjam that has hindered progress there for years.Tim Tielman’s plan picks up the model that succeeded at Canalside – lighter, quicker, cheaper – and transfers it to the Outer Harbor. His proposal includes several relatively inexpe…

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Buffalo’s Outer Harbor belongs to the public, not to developers.And, handing it over to developers for future enjoyment by just a few who can afford it – as city planners endorse in some cases – is in neither Buffalo’s nor the environment’s interests, according to a newly formed vocal coalition of local community members, environmental activists and organizers.The coalitio…

Six people were rescued early Friday morning after their boat crashed into the breakwall in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.Five of the six occupants of a 17-foot Yamaha powerboat were transported to Erie County Medical Center with cuts and possible broken bones, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office said.The boat’s operator, Cody Pudlewski, 21, of Angola, was charged with boating while…

Family

The UniverSoul Circus will bring the Big Top to the Outer Harbor (325 Furhmann Blvd.) beginning at 7 p.m. June 1 for a five-day run.   The traveling cast of international performers has delivered more than 10,000 performances to audiences of all ages since premiering 23 years ago under the hands of Atlanta's Cedric Walker. The promoter, who has traveled world-wide…

Music

Dear Gord Downie, Rob Baker, Paul Langlois, Johnny Fay and Gord Sinclair: Like all Tragically Hip fans, your families and your friends, we here in Buffalo are gutted by the news of Gord Downie’s cancer diagnosis. We have nothing but our love and gratitude to send your way, and so we send them, in abundance. We can’t help but rail against the injustice of it all – that a …

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The updated Buffalo Outer Harbor restaurant that started as Dug’s Dive unveils its new incarnation on Friday. Charlie’s Boat Yard , 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., has added patio space, extensively renovated its interiors, and added more seafood to the menu, said operator Charles Goodspeed. “We changed the color scheme, recovered and resurfaced the bar, put in new tables and chairs…

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The updated Buffalo Outer Harbor restaurant that started as Dug’s Dive unveils its new incarnation on Friday. Charlie’s Boat Yard , 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., has added patio space, extensively renovated its interiors, and added more seafood to the menu, said operator Charles Goodspeed. “We changed the color scheme, recovered and resurfaced the bar, put in new tables and chairs…

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It’s hard to enjoy music while in the middle of monsoon-like conditions –no matter who is on stage. It’s tough to dance and sway in a five-dollar poncho, crowd-ride in a pair of mud-caked Wellies, or shout lyrics through buckets of Lake Erie rain being blown in your face.But if Saturday’s messy WEDG-generated Edgefest on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor proved anything, it validated…