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The signature clock tower atop the Family Church in the Village of Fredonia had, for more than a century, helped to define the streetscape along Barker Common. It will be coming down permanently Monday. The 130-year-old tower was destroyed May 4 in a two-alarm blaze that left the historic church building badly scorched and water-soaked. Until the building can be c…

Buffalo

Steak a la Pierce Arrow, anyone? The Buffalo Planning Board has approved a new proposal for the redevelopment of the Pierce-Arrow Administration Building in North Buffalo, complete with a new local owner and a planned 100-seat restaurant. Dr. Greg Daniel's Nidus Development, together with the building's former owner, Joseph Hecht, want to convert the 123,099-square-f…

Buffalo

Competition from nearby new and renovated hotels has prompted the owners of a 53-year-old Delaware Avenue hotel to invest more than $1.8 million in their own upgrades. Brothers Dennis and Frank Tripi are redoing all the guest rooms and bathrooms in the Best Western Inn on the Avenue, as part of a top-to-bottom renovation of the 63-room hotel at 510 Delaware. The goal…

Work is wrapping up on several state-funded downtown renovation and rehabilitation projects along Main Street, as Buffalo Place officials look ahead to the spring, when activity may pick up again. Board member Steven Carmina, a downtown architect and property owner on the street, told the rest of the Buffalo Place Board of Directors Wednesday that eight of 10 projects t…