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An East Side construction contractor that has long owned a warehouse on Jefferson Avenue is seeking to convert part of his property to more permanent office space for his business and other subcontractors. Michael R. Brundige, owner of MRBS Inc., has been using a warehouse at 1559 Jefferson Ave. for storage and other purposes, but now plans to renovate it and a rear cot…

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The owner of the Silo City complex along the Buffalo River is partnering with a Florida developer to turn the peninsula of old grain silos and warehouses into a residential and artistic community. Miami-based Generation Development Group – led by managing principals Marvin Wilmoth and Anthony Ceroy – is working with Rigidized Metals Corp. CEO Rick Smith on a plan to con…

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Nearly four years after it received approval the first time for a new industrial warehouse that never got built, Ellicott Development Co. is bringing back its Dingens Street proposal for the city's consideration – with a few changes. The Buffalo-based developer wants to put up a 90,207-square-foot, single-story warehouse at 246 Dingens, at the corner of James E. Casey D…

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Duff's Famous Wings may be on its way to Elmwood Avenue. The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday night urged the Common Council to grant a special-use permit to enable Sinatra & Company Real Estate to renovate the former Casa-Di-Pizza at 471 Elmwood so that the Amherst wings restaurant can set up shop. No changes are planned to the building's exterior, but plans do …

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday will hold public hearings on proposals to convert existing former manufacturing facilities on the East Side and in the Old First Ward into apartments and commercial space, alongside a handful of other development projects up for review. Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are seeking to renovate the 175,000-square-foot former Barc…

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The new owner of a longtime South Buffalo bowling alley, restaurant and sports bar is seeking city permission to reopen the business as an indoor amusement facility. Alfred Castricone is applying for a special-use permit from the Common Council to operate Five Star Lanes at the former Recckio's Bowling Center, located at 2422 South Park Ave. The business would include l…

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For those times when you need a little wine after yoga class, Megan Leith might have the solution. Leith, of the Town of Tonawanda, has opened up a barre yoga studio in Allentown, called Barretend, where she hopes to do special events or special classes, with wine available afterward. She is seeking a special-use permit from the Common Council for a tavern license at…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday backed a request by Bethesda Community Development Corp. and Bethesda World Harvest International Church to create a new parking lot on vacant land nearby. The Board recommended that the Common Council approve a special-use permit allowing Bethesda to convert 0.08 acres of green space at 1356 Main St., next to Monro Muffler Brake, into …

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A plan to reopen a neighborhood food store at the corner of Kensington Avenue and Suffolk Street suffered rejection by the Buffalo Planning Board Monday, after the Common Council member for the district voiced strong concerns and reservations about the project. Siomara Cheveres wants to restart the market at 1199 Kensington, where a business operated years ago. The p…

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The city Planning Board Monday night approved a 20,000-square-foot warehouse addition on the East Side to house two companies relocating from Niagara Street, as a Buffalo businessman seeks to bring three of his companies under one roof. William Breeser plans to construct a 100-foot-by-200-foot addition to the current facility at 680 New Babcock St., just south of Willia…

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Visiting medical students from Italy will soon be able to call a former North Buffalo synagogue-turned-church as their "home away from home" for a few weeks during the summer, if a consortium of college professors achieves their goal. Chartered Professors, an educational company led by seven local college professors, wants to convert a Tacoma Avenue building into a host…

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A self-described "serial entrepreneur" who already owns a print shop and an asbestos-abatement company now wants to get into the entertainment field. Pharaoh Paige and business partner Carlanda Meadors want to reopen the former Arcadia Roller Rink at 30 E. Amherst St. as a "family fun center" called Zone One Entertainment Complex, offering bumper cars, laser tag and chi…

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The historic former location of Scharf's Schiller Park Restaurant is about to get a whole new Vue. A mother-father-daughter trio is reopening the Lovejoy-area eatery at 34 S. Crossman St. as the Park Vue Restaurant, offering three meals a day except Mondays and Tuesdays – when it will be reserved for special events. The family is targeting a professional clientele, a…

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A 12-year-old theater group wants to make its new home on Elmwood Avenue more permanent, after outgrowing its old home on Amherst Street. The American Repertory Theater of Western New York, led by executive director Matthew LaChiusa, already operates at the TheaterLoft space at 545 Elmwood – former home of the Ujima Theatre Co. – with permission from city officials. But…

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Almost two months after neighborhood resistance prompted it to pull back on its plan for a new day care and medical clinic on Riley Street, the Community Action Organization is back with the same proposal – but in a different location. This time, the nonprofit wants to put it exactly where local residents told them to. https://buffalonews.com/2018/07/30/community-act…