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WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo fire crews were called out to downtown Buffalo Wednesday for an early morning fire that investigators say began in the first-floor restaurant.

BRD Construction

Another of downtown Buffalo's classic old brick business buildings is going to be turned into apartments for the neighborhood's new residents.

Campaign for Greater Buffalo

With a state-appointed committee due to decide Thursday where a new city passenger train station should be located, a highly visible preservationist is arguing the new station should be in downtown Buffalo on Washington Street just south of Exchange Street.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

It's almost ready. The $24 million adaptive re-use of an office building into a high-end boutique hotel, with the high-end-sounding, historic name bar: the Chez Ami. Hospitality entrepreneur Mark Croce showed off his soon-to-open Curtiss Hotel during a Preservation Buffalo Niagara tour Thursday evening.

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That towering brown tower at the foot of Main Street in downtown Buffalo may look just as it has for the past few years, but owner Douglas Jemal says change is on the way soon for the troubled landmark


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This weekend the Taste of Buffalo takes over the downtown region.

Brian Meyer/WBFO News

If you think filling a swimming pool is a big task, trying filling the canals at Canalside. A two-day mission is under way that's pumping nearly a half-million gallons of water into canals that in a more frigid season attracted more than 60,000 ice skaters.

Town of Orchard Park

Tailgaters, taxpayers and many southtowns merchants could be the big losers if a new football stadium is built in downtown Buffalo, according to Orchard Park's top elected official.

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Four locations have risen to the top of the list for a new Buffalo Bills stadium, according to a study commissioned by New York State.

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In an earlier era, the building at Washington and  Virginia streets was home to a brewery.

WBFO News by Mike Desmond

Buffalo police are probing a double stabbing  that occurred late Thursday afternoon near the Erie Canal Harbor Metro Rail Station which has sent to two victims to the hospital.

The attack occurred just as crowds were assembling for the first big music concert of the summer on the downtown waterfront in the 100 block on of Main Street around 3:30 p.m. 

Police have detained one individual in connection with the stabbing.   

The victims were a male and female.  Both were taken to ECMC. It appears the injuries to the female are serious.

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A long ignored section of urban Buffalo is set to receive a facelift. Developers are already calling the project “the gateway to downtown.”

After decades of sitting vacant, the 1850's-era American Storage Company building will become 21 apartments and a coffee shop with a garden and patio roof combo and geothermal heating and cooling. Sienna Realty is pledging to spend $4.6 million to accomplish this.