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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday reapproved Sinatra & Company Real Estate's planned conversion of a former Pierce-Arrow Factory Complex warehouse in North Buffalo into 72 apartments, while also giving its assent to a proposed new warehouse and fleet repair facility on Dingens Street. Nick Sinatra's firm plans to renovate the 100,000-square-foot building at 155 Grea…

Amherst

Nick Sinatra, one of the region's newest and fastest-growing developers, is slimming down around the edges of his portfolio as he seeks to refocus his energy on larger projects. The owner of Sinatra & Co. Real Estate has sold off about 10 properties in and around Buffalo in the past two months, including three in Tonawanda, Amherst and Elma. That's a significant num…

Buffalo

More than 30 months after buying part of the former Pierce-Arrow Factory Complex – and two years after first proposing a project – Nick Sinatra is coming back to the city with his plan to convert the North Buffalo building into 72 new market-rate apartments. Sinatra & Co. Real Estate and partner Barry Fichman are proposing to renovate the turn-of-the-century former …

Buffalo

Local residents — especially in the Elmwood Village area — will have a chance to weigh in on two major projects when the Buffalo Planning Board convenes Monday night. The panel responsible for reviewing and granting applications for major new projects in the city will be taking up the planned $160 million expansion of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery – soon to be called th…

Buffalo

Four local women-owned retailers are participating in the latest round of the Queen City Pop-Up program in downtown Buffalo, occupying free space on Main Street for two months to test their wares in the market. The summer edition of the popular program – hosted by Sinatra & Company Real Estate at the Shops at Market Arcade at 617 Main – began June 27 and will run th…

Buffalo

Washington developer Douglas Jemal can move ahead with his latest facade renovation and addition at One Seneca Tower, after the Buffalo Planning Board approved his proposal Monday night. Jemal's Douglas Development Corp. is adding a one-story building on the southeastern corner of the plaza, creating another 20,144 square feet of commercial office space, while extending…

Buffalo

Applications for the spring – and summer – of the city's Queen City Pop-Up retail initiative are available. The program – sponsored by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown – seeks to bring more retail small businesses to the Shops at Market Arcade on Main Street in downtown Buffalo, in a bid to fill vacant storefronts while also su…

Buffalo

The developer that brought Community Beer Works to the Lower West Side neighborhood near Front Park is now proposing to convert the rest of the historic former Schaefer & Brothers Malt manufacturing facility into 32 apartments. Pitoune Development last spring completed the renovation of the one-story warehouse portion of the facility at 520 Seventh St. into the 14,0…

Buffalo

Developer Paul Kolkmeyer hopes to start work by year end on converting the former Oracle Charter School building on Delaware Avenue into the Goodyear Inn and Goodyear Apartments. But first he has to get an agreement in place – and submitted to the city – to ensure he has off-site valet parking for hotel guests. That was the verdict of the Buffalo Planning Board Monda…

Buffalo

Developer Nick Sinatra has sold four Kenmore apartment buildings to two real estate investors for $3.7 million. Scott A. Hunt, through Hunt & Associates WE LLC, bought the buildings at 2726, 2520 and 2271 Elmwood Ave. from Sinatra, who owned them through his Elmwood KT Apartments limited-liability company. The purchase price for the three properties was $3.3 million…

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Developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik are seeking seven variances from the Green Code as part of their proposal to construct a three-story office building on Jefferson Avenue designed for nonprofits. Sinatra & Co. Real Estate and Pawlik's CSS Construction want to erect the steel-frame building with surface parking on a combined 1.49-acre property at 1200 Jefferso…

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Sinatra & Company Real Estate has teamed up with two investment partners to acquire a 740-unit multi-family apartment complex in South Bend, Ind., expanding its Midwestern presence. The Buffalo-based firm owned by Nick Sinatra, in a joint venture with L5 Real Estate Investments and Odyssey Properties Group Inc., paid $56 million to purchase Castle Point, one of the …

Buffalo

Just one month after opening its doors, the new Northwest Bank branch on Jefferson Avenue has a new owner for the real estate. Developers David Pawlik and Nick Sinatra, through 240 Kensington LLC, sold the freshly opened bank branch at 1228, 1242 and 1256 Jefferson to Carl Emmerling's 8418 Marshalling LLC, for $665,000. The 0.45-acre site features a single-story, 3,0…

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Buffalo officials dragged an affiliate of Sinatra and Co. Real Estate into Housing Court this week over the company's failure to address alleged code violations on a vacant pair of adjacent Elmwood Village houses. The city's Department of Permit and Inspection Services brought the cases against the developer in September, citing 20 code violations for two houses on Hodg…

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Ellicott Development Co. will need to brew a new pot of coffee, after the Buffalo Planning Board Monday sent its plans for a Tim Hortons and apartments on Michigan Avenue back to the drawing board – because it didn't do enough to reflect the neighborhood's rich history. But, it's full steam ahead for Nick Sinatra's planned Atlantic Central Condominiums in the Elmwood Vi…