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A pair of former industrial properties on Tonawanda Street in the city's Black Rock neighborhood are destined to become self-storage facilities, if a pair of developers get approvals from the city's Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board. Wayne Bacon and Jack Ruh want to convert the three-story former Fedders Radiator building at 31 Tonawanda St. into an indoor, cli…

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Daniel Blanchard is still putting the pieces of his puzzle together. The developer of a new self-storage facility on the East Side, in a former paper box and jigsaw puzzle manufacturing facility, is now planning to convert an adjacent city-owned lot at 451 Broadway into a small parking lot and entry for his new business. Blanchard, who bought the former Drescher Pape…

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Bogart and Sinatra would be a blockbuster movie. It’s doing pretty well as a business partnership. Eric Bogart and Michael Sinatra bought the Colvin Storage facility, using a limited liability company they dubbed Bogart-Sinatra Development LLC. The friends paid $1.1 million to the former owner, Paul J. Francoforte Jr.’s Colvin Storage LLC. Bogart said his grand…

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A Tonawanda investor is moving forward with his plan to convert a longtime paper-box and jigsaw puzzle manufacturing facility into self-storage space, after acquiring the East Side property. Daniel Blanchard, through 459 Broadway LLC, paid $797,000 last week to acquire the 46,193-square-foot brick-and-stone building from Drescher Paper Box Inc. The sale includes 459, 46…

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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…