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The onetime Automobile Club of Buffalo Building on Delaware Avenue is on its way to being sold by the church that's owned it for two decades. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved a request by the Hellenic Eastern Orthodox Church – also known as Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church – to break up the adjacent former AAA property at 976 Delaware into two pieces. The…

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A Greek Orthodox church on Delaware Avenue is asking the city to subdivide a large commercial property next door so it can sell most of the land and a two-story building to an unnamed buyer. The Hellenic Eastern Orthodox Church – also known as Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church – owns two properties at the corner of Delaware and West Utica Street. The church itself is l…

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Two weeks after resistance by a vocal minority of neighbors delayed its plans, Nardin Academy Monday won city approval for a new gym and health building on its Elmwood Village campus. By a 4-2 vote, the Buffalo Planning Board gave assent to a proposal by the school to construct a two-story rear addition at 135 Cleveland Ave., with a wellness facility on the first floor …

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It all comes down to parking. Nardin Academy's president on Monday tried to impress upon the city's Planning Board the importance of the Buffalo private school and the value that a proposed new gymnasium would bring for students. Marsha Joy Sullivan also stressed the 160-year-old school's history and roots in the Elmwood Village since 1905, its growth and its reputation…

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An upstate distributor of breads and other baked goods is adding 10 new loading bays to its Seneca-Babcock area warehouse after it landed a pair of major contracts to supply more than two-dozen Walmart stores in Western and Central New York. Midstate Bakery Distributors Inc. has been retained to deliver more than nine categories of bread products for the Arkansas-based …

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The developer planning a five-story building on Hertel Avenue has modified its design, mostly with adjustments to the ground-floor retail space, the corner appearance and the number of windows. John Daly, a managing principal and architect at Trautman Associates and principal of O'Dalaigh Real Estate LLC, will ask the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday to approve the modi…

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Noco Energy Corp. wants to put in six new parking spaces and an access aisle on a single-family lot next door to its gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Elmwood and Forest avenues, to give customers more access to the business. Noco, through Elmwood Village LLC, is seeking a zoning map amendment from the Common Council to permit the new use for the …

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Construction is underway on the conversion of a former industrial complex on Main Street into a mixed-use student housing project, but the developer is modifying several elements of the plan. David Freeman's DF Fusion of Provo, Utah, is spending $30 million to redevelop part of the properties at 2929-2939 Main into 321 residential units for upper class and graduate stud…

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Transportation firm Roar Logistics would be the main tenant for a proposed new two-story office building on the edge of Larkinville – if the developers win city approvals and the company gets enough tax breaks from Erie County to move forward with its plan to create 14 new jobs. Christopher Jacobs of Avalon Development and Alan Dewart of Seneca Development & Managem…

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Developers Nick Sinatra and William Paladino won approval Wednesday for three zoning variances needed for their first Elmwood Crossing building – a day after the proposed complex at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street got shorter. Sinatra and Paladino revised their planned new mixed-use project, cutting one floor off the building's height to reduce it to five…

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A longtime paper box and jigsaw puzzle manufacturing facility may soon be storing personal belongings, furniture, old records and other items for safekeeping. Daniel Blanchard of Tonawanda wants to spend about $1 million to convert the Drescher Paper Box facility at 459 Broadway into a new independent self-storage facility, with more than 200 climate-controlled interior…

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Burke Homes and LPCiminelli are modifying the front facades of their planned new town houses at the Highland Park redevelopment project, giving them more options to offer potential buyers once they're complete. The home builder received approval Monday from the City Planning Board to switch from a standard three-story plan for its first six-unit building to one that wil…

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The redevelopment of Jefferson Avenue is heating up, as a proposed new bank branch is moving forward just north of a planned new residential housing complex, while the developers behind both projects now have a new office building on the drawing board. Northwest Bancorp on Monday received an endorsement from the Buffalo Planning Board for its new East Side bank branch o…

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Schneider Development is lining up tenants for the remake of the Shea's Seneca Theatre in South Buffalo – bringing a coffeehouse, bar, florist and taco restaurant to the historic building that will soon house 23 apartments. Public Expresso Coffee, run by Sam Scarcello, and Bottle Rocket, led by Billy Lewis and Nate Manna, will occupy two of the four remaining retail spa…

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The new owner of Pano's is hoping to reopen the landmark restaurant on May 1 -- with essentially the same menu the old restaurant used for decades. Mark Chason, owner of Chason Affinity Cos., bought the restaurant at 1081 Elmwood Ave. from longtime owner Pano Georgiadis. He is seeking a special-use permit from the Buffalo Common Council Tuesday to reopen the restaura…