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Just weeks after Artone's Pizza & Subs reopened for business in South Buffalo, its Seneca Street building has been acquired by the fast-growing Hook & Ladder Development. The trio of firefighters-turned-developers paid $150,000 this week to buy the two-story building at 1880 Seneca from Ellicott Development Co.'s 3871 Group LLC. The 3,751-square-foot building si…

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Sister Virginia Marie Grasso welcomed back Dennis Gleason with a hug, beneath an oak tree near the front door of the old St. Teresa's school. That tree was there, Gleason said, when she was the principal in the 1960s and he was a little boy, running home for lunch between morning and afternoon classes in South Buffalo. It was still growing when Sister Virginia Marie …

Buffalo

More than 110 years after it first opened — and on the same day school started for many Western New York students — the former St. Teresa's School is now officially one of the newest apartment buildings in South Buffalo. Developer Karl Frizlen has completed his $5 million conversion of the former Catholic church school into a mixed-use project dubbed School Lofts at Sen…

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For anyone who's frequented Seneca Street in South Buffalo, hoagie shop Artones will be a familiar name. The takeout-focused business, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, changed hands in early August from Scott Dargavel to Joe Kurnik, who's lived up the street his entire life and managed the restaurant 20 years ago. Back then, Artones was owned by Ed …

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Medaille College on Monday officially confirmed that it will be the anchor tenant of the planned new $4 million athletic complex that is now being developed by developer Jon M. Williams at the former Buffalo Color site on Elk and Lee streets in Buffalo. The new facility, dubbed the Medaille Sports Complex at Buffalo Color Park, will become the school's home field for pr…

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A spokesman for Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown said late Friday afternoon that the city is opposed to a plan by civic advocate Kevin Gaughan to remove a golf course from South Park and replace it with a new one on a vacant swath of brownfield. Gaughan, known for championing mergers among municipalities, is leading an effort to build a signature golf course in South Buffal…

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A well-known environmental and land-use attorney and two South Buffalo residents are suing the Western New York Maritime Charter School and the city's Common Council, seeking to overturn the approvals for the new high school building and stop its construction. The lawsuit filed by Arthur Giacalone, a frequent critic of development projects, accuses the city Planning Boa…

An incident involving a customer inside a South Buffalo bar early Saturday may have sparked an act of vandalism outside of the tavern. Buffalo police said an employee of the Schupper House, 2115 Seneca St., had an interaction with a customer at about 1 a.m. that resulted in the customer's being asked to leave. The employee later discovered the front windshield of his…

Food and Drink

Live at Larkin's South Buffalo Night 5 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.). Free to attend. When done right, community celebrations can be lively gatherings bursting with pride. Through its six previous seasons, Live at Larkin's South Buffalo Night has been among the most popular of each summer, with congressman Brian Higgins and his Exchange Street B…

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Seneca Street is finally seeing better days. After decades of neglect, the heart of the South Buffalo commercial district is getting new attention and investment. Investors, developers and residents are purchasing and renovating old buildings, particularly the two-story structures that line the street, as well as some old churches. They're sprucing up building fac…

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With the Irish tricolor as prevalent in South Buffalo as the stars and stripes that adorn the lightposts and houses, it is clear the neighborhood firmly identifies with its historical heritage. It is some surprise, then, that some of Buffalo's best pizza is found densely packed into this region of the city. Among these is Brick Oven Bistro, located on Abbott Road and su…

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One of the best things about South Buffalo is the hidden gems you find in its storied neighborhoods. Such is the case with the newly opened Can You Digg It, located on Hopkins Road near Tifft Street in the bones of what used to be the Hop Inn. Some friends met me out for one of Buffalo’s best traditions: drinks and wings, and some time on the patio. The original room wh…

Crime

A West Seneca man was arrested Saturday morning for drunk driving in South Buffalo after he struck two cars on Potters Road and refused a chemical test, Buffalo Police reported. Officers said Brendan Dunning was driving southeast on Potters alongside Cazenovia Park at about 11 a.m. when he struck one car in front of a home near Peconic Street and another one in a drivew…

Business

Each day, 40 to 45 milk tanker trucks rumble through Lactalis American Group's gate to make deliveries. That's how much milk it takes to replenish the company's supply of raw material for making cheese. The milk keeps coming, and the South Buffalo plant keeps churning out mozzarella, ricotta, shredded cheese and industrial powders. The plant for years was known as So…

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The Mexican restaurant that is the last major tenant to occupy space in the former Shea's Seneca Theatre building in South Buffalo got a boost from the Buffalo Planning Board, which recommended approval of a use permit by the Common Council. Matthew Krupp, owner of Cantina 62, plans to move his Mexican taco restaurant from its current location – at 2723 South Park Ave. …