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Month: July 2020

Jul 2020

Opportunity Knocks: 44 17th Street

Rarely does a place like this come onto the market. At the same time, it takes the right person to fully realize the potential of this dynamic 16,520 square foot space, which formerly housed the studio of one of the city’s most esteemed photographers. This place has it all – interior garage, studio, loft living, …

Jul 2020

National Fuel wins right to take land for pipeline

The state Court of Appeals has ruled that National Fuel has the power to take land for a planned natural gas pipeline despite the state’s refusal to approve the project. The attorney for an affected landowner who has fought the utility in court said Tuesday that he hopes to appeal the case to the U.S. …

Jul 2020

It’s closing time for the Pub by Wegmans

The coronavirus pandemic was the last call for the Pub by Wegmans. Wegmans stopped service at the Pubs months ago in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, but has now confirmed the bar restaurants will not reopen. Wegmans had 12 Pub locations, including one at 8270 Transit Road in Amherst. …

Jul 2020

Gold Wynn buys Main Street apartments from Kolkmeyer

The three Canadian brothers who have been snapping up Buffalo apartment buildings and other properties have struck again, buying up a 27-unit Main Street apartment building from banker-turned-developer Paul Kolkmeyer. Gold Wynn Residential – owned by Jeff, Leslie and Paul Wynn of Toronto – paid $1.9 million through Gold Wynn Mercer Commons to purchase a four-story brick …

Jul 2020

Lackawanna passes $26.7 million budget

A $26.7 million spending plan was approved by the Lackawanna City Council by a 3-1 vote. The budget represents a $795,000 decrease from the previous fiscal year and marks the first budget that will unify the city’s tax rate, combining the homestead and non-homestead tax structure in effect since the closing of Bethlehem Steel almost …

Jul 2020

LANCASTER BREAKS GROUND ON $8.5 MILLION WEST MAIN STREET PROJECT

LANCASTER, N.Y. — The Village of Lancaster has now broken ground on its West Main Street project. The $8.5 million project will transform the village and extend West Main over to Aurora Street, ending with a new mini-roundabout. There will also be a few other new roundabouts and new opportunities for mixed-use development. Local business …

Jul 2020

‘Master’ no longer used to describe bathrooms and bedrooms by Houston real estate group

These bedrooms and bathrooms are nobody’s master. Earlier this month, the Houston Association of Realtors dropped the word “master” for specification, opting for “primary” as a more inclusive descriptor. “The Multiple Listing Service advisory group regularly reviews the terms and fields used in the MLS to make sure they are consistent with the current market …

Jul 2020

$50 million film, TV production facility coming to Buffalo’s West Side

Expect the traditional film cue of “lights, camera, action” to be heard a lot more around Buffalo with the announcement Tuesday that a $50 million-plus film and television production complex will be built on the West Side. Great Point Capital Management, a media investment fund, purchased the land at Niagara Street and West Ferry from …

Jul 2020

Tonawanda’s Huntley plant sale falls through: ‘Not a good day for the town’

The deal to sell the shuttered Huntley Generating Station in the Town of Tonawanda is off. NRG Energy and WB Huntley Redevelopment announced Tuesday that the sale of the plant site and landfill has been “suspended.” “It’s not a good day for the town,” Supervisor Joseph Emminger said. Emminger said NRG told him Tuesday afternoon …

Jul 2020

Update: Buffalo FilmWorks acquires 1167 Clinton Street

Through major grant funding, Buffalo FilmWorks has acquired 1167 Clinton Street, which means that this property is no longer for sale. Buffalo FilmWorks is currently located next door to this property (in the white warehouse – learn more). This acquisition means that the film studio will be significantly expanding its operational footprint. Stay tuned. Not far from …

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