Hertel Avenue

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A major uproar in a Buffalo school spilled in front of the public Wednesday night, when a delegation of teachers appeared before the School Board to protest the management of their principal.

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More change is coming to Hertel Avenue. A decaying gas station at the intersection with Parkside Avenue will be removed to make way for a five-story, mixed-use development.

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A storied North Buffalo Catholic church wants to install a sign near a major intersection so people can find the church - and not the adjoining fast food restaurant commonly used as a guide.


Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate an overnight shooting on Buffalo's West Side.

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Shoshone Park in North Buffalo is getting some major dollar attention from City Hall and attention from the surrounding neighborhoods tied together by its grass, trees and pool.

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Demolition for the new Dash's Market on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo may start Friday, after the city Preservation Board let it move forward.

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Buffalo's Planning Board cleared its desk before breaking for its August vacation by approving the controversial Dash's Market expansion on Hertel Avenue.

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The Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals began its day Wednesday in a meeting room high up in City Hall and finished late in the evening in a sweltering Common Council Chamber, dark from some light bulbs that were not working. In the end, the board approved a controversial grocery store on Hertel Avenue and a major residential development at Elmwood and Forest.

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A North Buffalo landmark is getting a new life, as the North Park Library is to be the new home of the Italian Cultural Center of Buffalo.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has formally introduced the latest entry in its Public Art Initiative. It's visible to neighbors who travel along a busy street in North Buffalo.

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A big food fight on Hertel Avenue is looming, with the Lexington Co-op's new store a month away from opening and Dash's Market a football field away and in the late stages of getting permission for a new store complex.

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A section of North Buffalo will be very different if a massive new apartment complex is built. The property at the corner of Main  Street and Hertel Avenue is working through the city's regulatory process.

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A crowd interested in a new Hertel Avenue supermarket proposal filled North Park Lutheran Church to hear what is planned. Dash's Market will be tearing down its old building in North Buffalo to erect a brand new store.

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A popular North Buffalo restaurant is marking a milestone. It was 40 years ago that Kostas Family Restaurant opened on Hertel Avenue. On Wednesday, the City of Buffalo proclaimed "Kostas Day."

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On Tuesday, organizers of the Galbani Italian Heritage Festival confirmed they are moving the annual summer event to Buffalo's Outer Harbor this summer. Business owners on Hertel Avenue near Colvin Avenue reflected on no longer being the neighborhood where the festival was home for nearly three decades.

Italian Festival leaving Hertel Avenue for Outer Harbor

Feb 7, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

For nearly three decades, Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo was home to the city's annual Italian Heritage Festival. That will end this summer, when the event takes place on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.


A popular Buffalo taco company that started as a food truck six years ago has announced plans to open its second brick-and-mortar restaurant on Hertel Avenue. But the latest project from Lloyd Products isn't another taco shop—it's an ice cream store.

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The latest plans to ease parking problems along booming Hertel Avenue aren't going over well.

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The long-running debate over turning a former Quick Lube station on Hertel Avenue into a taco restaurant and bar is one step closer to being over. Deep South Taco received a go-ahead from the Buffalo Planning Board last night, but not without some very vocal public concern.

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The city's Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday cleared away another hurdle to Deep South Taco starting a restaurant at Hertel and Starin.

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Monday night’s meeting of the Planning Board offered an opportunity for presentation and public comment on developments that could influence new hotspots for living in the City of Buffalo, as well as parking that will be much needed in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. As far as the latest development on the Canterbury Woods senior citizens residence project goes, a public update is still in the works.

A century of cannoli creations

Jul 20, 2015
Dave DeLuca

How many cannolis can you make over the span of 100 years? That’s a question only the Muscarella family could answer.

Dave DeLuca

Cannolis, meatballs, sausage and other Italian food will be hot commodities on Hertel Avenue through Sunday.

Lexington Co-op nears campaign goal for new market

Jun 25, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A community-owned grocery store found in the heart of Buffalo's Elmwood Village is hoping to open a second location in North Buffalo next spring, provided it can reach its capital campaign goal of $2 million.

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The North Buffalo Organization is hosting a Community Conversation Wednesday night on reinventing the historic Hertel Avenue district.

Lloyd Taco clears hurdle for brick-and-mortar eatery

Apr 7, 2015
Photo by Michael Mroziak

Buffalo has become the home to numerous popular food truck companies. One of them, however, is about to join the ranks of the brick-and-mortar establishments.

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Feeding the meters will cost more money in some Buffalo business districts this spring. The city is increasing 50 cent-an-hour parking to $1 an hour at about 1,100 meters on roads including Hertel Avenue, Elmwood Avenue and Main Street.

Hertel coffee shop owners bullish on city's rebirth

Jan 26, 2015
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Buffalo has been called the City of No Illusions, but maybe it can become the City of Opportunity. That’s the hope of a local couple who see signs of that happening all around them. WBFO contributor Rich Kellman has their story.

Police say Hertel business owner was likely targeted

Oct 9, 2014
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Buffalo Police have identified the victim of Wednesday's fatal shooting on Hertel Avenue. 


A decrepit parking lot on Hertel Avenue may soon be replaced by two large apartment buildings, reflecting the shift to rental housing in that neighborhood.