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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 …

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Albert Moore likes the novelty of having “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” action scenes filmed in his neighborhood, but doesn’t appreciate the loss of parking by his home on Humboldt Parkway.Mike Andrzejewski, a restaurateur and chef, thinks the filming of a major motion picture is good for the city, too. But he isn’t happy about the loss of business at his restaurants tha…

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Hot dogs have been a lunch staple in downtown Buffalo since forever, but I don't think the Queen City has seen a hot dog stand quite like Dog e Style. Two shipping containers stacked at 128 Genesee St., near Oak Street, provide the space. There's a small bar immediately inside the door. I might keep my coat on if I watched the Sabres game there. Stairs lead to a second-fl…

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Downtown hot dog emporium Dog é Style opens its doors at 5 to 7 p.m. to offer samples from its custom hog dog menu, and a cash bar. It's a test run for the hot-dog-centric restaurant at 128 Genesee St. The full menu will be available starting tomorrow for lunch, at 11 a.m., said Tom Cowan. Eight custom blend hot dogs, made by Wardynski’s, will eventually be available, in…

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If the name Dog é Style doesn’t exactly scream classy, would a foie gras and duck tubular meat experience anointed with truffle aioli change your mind? That $12 offering headlines the menu at the hot-dog-centric restaurant at 128 Genesee St., which has set a tasting party for Oct. 15. Eight custom blend hot dogs, made by Wardynski’s, will eventually be available, in addi…

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If the name Dog é Style doesn’t exactly scream classy, would a foie gras and duck tubular meat experience anointed with truffle aioli change your mind? That $12 offering headlines the menu at the hot-dog-centric restaurant at 128 Genesee St., which has set an tasting party for Oct. 15, starting at 5 p.m. Eight custom blend hot dogs, made by Wardynski’s, will eventually b…

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In an epic year of Buffalo restaurant openings, the announcement that James Roberts is opening a restaurant is the cherry on the sundae. Toutant will be on Ellicott Street, next to SeaBar, in the former Golden Swan building, 437 Ellicott St. Roberts will be chef-owner, with Rocco Termini of Signature Development as his landlord. With construction under way, expect it in e…

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The hot dog stand that developer Rocco Termini is putting into a shipping container-based building at 128 Genesee St. – that is equally known for the risque name – should be open at the beginning of August.“It’s under construction now,” he said of Dog é Style. “It’ll be gourmet hot dogs and more, with a full bar,”…