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Two parking lots and a delayed affordable housing project won approval by the city Planning Board Monday night – even after a neighbor objected to one of the lots because a cement block wall would be too close to her property. Rocco Termini's Signature Development Buffalo received the green light to pave the property at 125 Chandler St. – where he previously demolished …

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Last weekend was a feeling-out period for Chandler Street, a burgeoning food-and-drink district thanks to the foresight and finances of developer Rocco Termini. Curious about the openings of Tappo Pizza and the second location of Thin Man Brewery at 166 Chandler St., Buffalonians navigated the previously quiet industrial street that veers east from Military Road, findin…

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Have you been to Chandlerville yet? You will be, if Rocco Termini has his way. The developer who led Ellicott Street’s restaurant resurgence with Tappo and the buildings that became Toutant and Seabar has been working on laying the groundwork for a new Buffalo drinking and dining destination district. In Black Rock, two blocks north of Amherst Street, Chandler Str…

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Rocco Termini is eager to see his new incubator projects on Chandler Street swimming in happy tenants. But first, he just wants to see his happy tenants swimming – at least by Memorial Day of next year. Termini, owner of Signature Development Buffalo, is working with architect Benjamin Siegel on a plan to create a pool club in the midst of the industrial and commerci…

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Developer Rocco Termini wants to demolish an old concrete-block warehouse on Chandler Street in the city's Black Rock neighborhood as he continues his redevelopment of the longtime industrial zone into a new business incubator hub. Termini, through his Signature Development Buffalo, is seeking Buffalo Preservation Board approval to tear down the 4,500-square-foot struct…

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Developer Rocco Termini is pushing forward with his planned conversion of a pair of old industrial buildings at 27 and 37 Chandler St. into yet another business incubator, as he seeks to have the properties accepted into the state Brownfield Cleanup Program. Termini, through a pair of limited-liability companies, has submitted a "draft work plan" and "interim remedial m…

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Developers have completed environmental cleanups at five local project sites under the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program, positioning the properties for reuse with state tax credits, according to announcements from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The projects include Chason Affinity Cos.' new four-story, 40-unit condominium project at 1111 Elmwood A…

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Rocco Termini is very worried. For the past 10 years, the Buffalo developer has made a name for himself by successfully transforming vacant commercial and industrial buildings into lively residential, hotel and office projects. From his Hotel @ The Lafayette and Warehouse Lofts downtown to his cluster of apartment buildings and business incubators in North Buffalo, T…

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Developer Rocco Termini is pursuing a third business incubator on Chandler Street in North Buffalo, this time targeting a group of food-related businesses, even as he's still finishing up work on his first two projects on the street. Termini, who is known for his adaptive reuses of old commercial and industrial buildings in Buffalo, wants to convert a pair of warehouses…

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Developer Rocco Termini and state officials are preparing to move forward with an "expedited cleanup of contamination" at one of his Chandler Street properties, prior to starting work on his plan to convert the building into another business incubator. The Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public comment through April 7 on an "interim remedial measure"…

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Developer Rocco Termini, who has been working to transform an area of North Buffalo into a new commercial and residential zone, has acquired two more Black Rock properties on Chandler Street to add to his growing portfolio, after a previous plan for renovation fell through. Termini, through a pair of aptly named limited-liability companies, acquired 27 and 37 Chandler f…

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Rocco Termini's newest redevelopment project in North Buffalo got the city Planning Board's blessing Monday, enabling him to proceed with a second business incubator project on Chandler Street. Termini's Signature Development Buffalo LLC plans to renovate the four-story brick building at 166 Chandler, while constructing a one-story, 9,000-square-foot metal addition alon…

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Looks like the downtown dog wars are at an end: Dog é Style, the hot-dog-centric restaurant at 128 Genesee St., has closed. The announcement was made on the restaurant's Facebook page Sunday morning: "We have decided to close Dog é Style to focus on other endeavors. A new concept will be taking over the location in the new year. Thank you all for your support and patrona…

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Mike Shatzel and Rocco Termini are bringing a brewery and restaurant to Elmwood Avenue. Termini has bought the buildings that housed Faherty’s and Toro, said Shatzel. They will be developing a brewery in the Faherty’s space, 490 Elmwood Ave., and an associated restaurant where Toro was, next door at 492 Elmwood. The deal means Termini, one of Buffalo’s leading developers…

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If you thought famous restaurants like Ted’s and Chef’s launching food trucks meant controversy over Buffalo’s trucks was history, you haven't heard about Wienergate. One weekday lunch hour last month, Buffalo developer and restaurant owner Rocco Termini crossed Oak Street carrying a loaded tray of hot dogs. He was headed for the line at the Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs truck …