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Developer Jake Schneider is hoping to make some sweet music with his newest apartment venture. Three months after buying the Community Music School in the Elmwood Village, Schneider is fine-tuning plans to convert the three-story building into the Musical Suites. The developer wants to renovate the 14,000-square-foot structure at 415 Elmwood Ave., while constructing …

Buffalo

A brightly lit replica marquee above the main entrance to the historic and recently renovated Shea’s Seneca building was officially dedicated Monday at 2178 Seneca St. in South Buffalo. Adorned with flashing white lights, the restored iconic marquee resembles one from the 1920s that advertised movies for decades when the building was used as a movie theater. Both were m…

Gusto

Public Espresso opens its second store next week, in the Shea's Seneca building in South Buffalo, it'll be a homecoming of sorts. Both company founders, Sam Scarcello and James Rayburg, grew up in South Buffalo. Both business partners' parents still live about a mile from the building at 2178 Seneca St., at the corner of Cazenovia. Reinvigorated by Schneider Developm…

Buffalo

A performance coaching consulting firm has leased the only commercial space in the new Cathedral Commons residential apartment building in downtown Buffalo, capping the conversion of the former St. Paul's Cathedral parish house into a mixed-use facility. Phoenix Innovation Group, founded and owned by certified "life coach" Najja A. Bouldin, will occupy the 735-square-fo…

Buffalo

With all five commercial spaces leased and construction work proceeding on schedule, executives at Schneider Development are now hoping to get their new Shea's Seneca mixed-use complex opened and filled by September, even as they seek a tenant for the new Liberty Seneca across the street. Jake Schneider's company, which bought the historic former Shea's Seneca Theatre c…

Business

Architect and developer Jake Schneider's real estate business is getting bigger. The owner of Schneider Development, Schneider Construction and Schneider Design Architects is launching a full-service real estate brokerage to leverage the services already offered by the affiliate companies. The new firm, called Schneider Real Estate Services, will offer third-party real …