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Memorial Day in the Southtowns wouldn't be the same without Mickey Rats on the beach. So take heart, Western New York: the popular lakefront bar is coming back. The beach, patio and "a good portion of the existing bar" in Evans will open once again this summer for business and fun-in-the-sun revelry, said William Paladino, CEO of Ellicott Development Co., which purch…

Buffalo

A state Supreme Court justice this week cleared the way for Queen City Landing developer Gerald Buchheit to proceed with his $60 million residential tower on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, after dismissing the last legal challenge currently facing the project. In a four-page decision issued Monday but released Thursday, Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto sided with Buchheit an…

Buffalo

The Buffalo Planning Board Tuesday evening agreed to take the lead in state-mandated environmental reviews for a proposed Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. condominium and townhouse project at 240-260 Lakefront Blvd. and for Ellicott Development Co.'s proposed redevelopment of the facility at 55-59 Chicago St., known as the Cooperage. Ciminelli plans to construct seven townho…

Erie County

The City of Tonawanda Common Council is eyeing a $1 million plan to improve the city's public waterfront docking facilities. Four municipal dock locations would be upgraded if the city obtains the necessary funding. They are located on the Erie Canal, along Young Street, where local vendors provide kayaks and paddleboard rentals, and along the Niagara River in Niawanda …

After conducting an 18-month waterfront revitalization study, the City of Tonawanda will unveil Tuesday a plan to improve its waterfront with more docks, more green space and greater access for residents. Consultants from Clark Patterson Lee will provide the plan to the public and the City Council from 6 to 8 p.m. in City Hall, 200 Niagara St. Some proposals that wil…

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Welcome to dock-and-dine season. Here are some of the restaurants that encourage boaters to pull up, hop off and grab food or drinks before heading back to the water. There are more places that could go on this list, but here's what we could gather in time for your lunchtime cruise. Some places could not be reached by telephone to confirm details. Send additions and upda…

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The updated Buffalo Outer Harbor restaurant that started as Dug’s Dive unveils its new incarnation on Friday. Charlie’s Boat Yard , 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., has added patio space, extensively renovated its interiors, and added more seafood to the menu, said operator Charles Goodspeed. “We changed the color scheme, recovered and resurfaced the bar, put in new tables and chairs…

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The updated Buffalo Outer Harbor restaurant that started as Dug’s Dive unveils its new incarnation on Friday. Charlie’s Boat Yard , 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., has added patio space, extensively renovated its interiors, and added more seafood to the menu, said operator Charles Goodspeed. “We changed the color scheme, recovered and resurfaced the bar, put in new tables and chairs…

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Lucia’s on the Lake is expanding its successful Hamburg site, including building a two-level patio with views of Lake Erie. The patio will include “unobstructed rooftop views of the lake on top, and a covered patio below,” said Angelo Canna Jr., who owns Lucia’s with Jay Pasquarella. [Read review of Lucia's on the Lake here] The construction, which Lucia’s owners hope t…