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Stephen Development’s conversion of 151 E. Eagle is wrapping up. Eight loft apartments are being carved into the 10,900 sq.ft. building that is adjacent to the AC Lofts complex and across the street from a planned three-building project by Norstar USA. Each of the apartments are two-story with seven two-bedroom units and one one-bedroom. On-site parking is planned. The project, at the southern end of the African American Heritage Corridor, is located on the eastern edge of downtown, a short distance to the new Braymiller Market and Main Street light rail. Stephen Development is headed by brothers Paul and Jim…

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One of the most anticipated new developments is moving towards construction. Krog Corp. is soliciting contractor bids for the Niagara Street Studio complex at 1155 Niagara Street. Bids are due March 29. Great Point Capital Management is developing the multi-phased project that was announced in 2020. Phase one includes 51,350 sq.ft. of space including a 20,000 sq.ft. main studio and two 5,000 sq.ft. studios. The balance of the building will be support space. Initial work will focus on a 3.7-acre vacant parcel located at the southeast corner of Niagara and W. Ferry Street. It is planned for the site of…

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The Lafayette could be adding a significant second floor patio if plans by Rocco Termini and Earl Ketry pass muster with the Preservation Board.  The 3,000 square foot patio would be located on the south side of the historic building and would cantilever over an existing surface parking lot. From the project application: The structure will be all steel including the floor and will attach to the existing wall and overhand a parking lot below. There will one exterior stair and horizontal “catch fencing” will surround the patio to prevent any falling objects. All steel (structural, decorative and railings) will…

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On April 2, 2021, Erie County celebrated its bicentennial anniversary, kicking off a year of celebration. This significant milestone is an opportunity for the community to reflect on the history, stories, and legacies of the many men and women who came before us. Author, Thea Hassan, Gobike Buffalo Bicycling is booming in Buffalo these days. In the last decade, the city committed to 300 miles of bicycle facilities and began building the network, including a cycle track on Niagara Street. Slow Roll Buffalo formed to bring community members together every week. Colored Girls Bike Too, East Side Bike Club, and the Buffalo…

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Mayor Byron W. Brown today delivered his 14th “State of the City” Address at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Below is the address, in a consolidated form that was released by his administration: Mayor Brown stated, “Our future is in focus, and our vision is clear, optimistic and unwavering. The City of Buffalo is rapidly developing as a City of Innovation and Inclusion. 2020, the third decade of the 21st century, will be our most important year yet. We will manifest an exciting vision for the future of our city. It must be a shared vision that we all embrace…

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 At the Buffalo Eye Center, they take pride in offering trusted eye care services to Buffalo of all ages in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Their optometrist office provides a wide range of services that enable them to care for your eyes over the course of a lifetime. Buffalo Eye Center is a state-of-the-art optical store with a spacious and vast show room! Conveniently located right in their ophthalmologist office on 3570 Delaware Ave in Kenmore, you will find more than 1,600 designer eyeglass frames, prescription (and non-prescription) sunglasses, contact lenses, and more!  With Brands all over the world,  whether you’re looking for…

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Author: Tracy Diina WNY STEM Hub, a regional nonprofit offering one-of-a-kind STEM learning experiences, will soon be announcing the winners of their 4th mission to space competition for experiment projects designed by local students as a part of the WNY Take Flight Program. Three local schools were announced as finalists this week during the WNY STEM Hub Networking Session on Biomedical Careers at Roswell Park’s Research Studies Center:  International Preparatory Academy in Buffalo, Lockport High School, and Wellsville Secondary School. The teams now move to the final round of judging and one winner will be selected on December 17th. This…

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Creative Structures Services has sold two former churches it had converted to residential use in recent years. Michael Hartke Jr’s Hartke Properties LLC purchased The Lofts at Warwich located at 700 Parkside and KLP Commons at 786 Kenmore Avenue for a combined $3,006,110 on Friday. The Lofts at Warwick features twelve apartments and 5,500 sq.ft. of office space and opened in 2010 (entry image). KLP Commons, the former Buffalo Covenant Church, has twelve apartments and one live-work unit. It opened in 2013 (right).

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On Thursday, March 7, Ignite Buffalo will be hosting the first ever “Jobcade”. The free job share will showcase jobs that are currently available at a variety of local start-ups. On this day, dozens of companies will be recruiting for “a wide range of skilled and unskilled positions”, as well as internships. The job fair is being sponsored by 43North, ACV Auctions, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. “Buffalo’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is seeing more activity than we’ve had in generations,” said 43North President Alex Gress. “That is abundantly evident in the number of jobs that local startups and small businesses will…

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One of the most highly anticipated events at the Museum of Science is DinoFEST. That’s because when it comes to dinosaurs, the the bigger, the badder, and the “higher” they come, the more the kids will go nuts. Not only does DinoFEST feature the bones and the skulls of the prehistoric beasts, it also showcases a ton of interactive activities, from digging for giant fossils (digging in giant foam blocks), to sifting for minerals in giant sluice – everything about the event is giant, including the giant imaginations of the attendees. There are a whole bunch of reasons to attend…

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