Elmwood Avenue

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The Pierce-Arrow complex in North Buffalo is a familiar site to area residents, a symbol of a luxury car company that went away in the Great Depression. Now, remnants of the plant are being re-purposed by developers for housing and the Elmwood Avenue landmark is getting what may be the area's largest geothermal energy system.

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The long-discussed expansion of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery shifted from a bunch of architects around a computer screen to a project Monday, as the $155 million project went before the Buffalo Planning Board.

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With a real shortage of residential space in Buffalo, two aging and worn buildings on West Delavan Avenue are going to be replaced and added to the mix.

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Anyone who has dealt with the building approval system in Buffalo City Hall knows it is complicated, tangled and somewhat circular. That could show at Tuesday afternoon's Common Council Legislation Committee, as NOCO asks for a zoning change for a house and double lot it recently bought on Elmwood Avenue.

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An Elmwood staple is back in business. After several months of renovations, Pano’s has reopened under the new ownership of Mark Chason. Meanwhile, construction continues next door for what will be a 40-unit condominium project on the corner of Elmwood and Forrest. 

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Some time this summer, the parking lot at Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street will start looking like a giant hole in the ground, as environmental cleanup and construction work starts on a major mixed-use building. It is the first sign of re-purposing Buffalo's old Women and Children's Hospital site.

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Construction on 105 apartments in the former Pierce Arrow office complex along Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo could start within a month, with final approval Monday from the city Planning Board.

It's called the "Death Cafe" -- a venue where interested people can talk openly about death. A Buffalo "Death Cafe" was scheduled Saturday (2pm) at the Sewing Souls Studios on South Elmwood Avenue.

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A popular Elmwood Avenue restaurant is now under new ownership. Pano's Restaurant has been sold to local developer Chason Affinity Companies, which plans to keep the iconic eatery open under its familiar name.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is clearing the way for another old and dirty building being turned into modern commercial space in a North Buffalo area so filled with projects of one developer it could be called Termini Town.

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Labor Day and the first day of school are in sight, but the Elmwood Festival of the Arts celebrated the last big summer fest of the year with a big crowd.

Chason Affinity

After 30 years of plans and altered plans and new plans, the way may finally be clear for a major construction project at Elmwood and Forest avenues, replacing buildings past their prime. However, there is almost certain to be a lawsuit against the Chason Affinity project.

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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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There is yet another craft brewery on the way, in a planned neighborhood for millennial entrepreneurs in North Buffalo.

The announced expansion plans for the Albright-Knox is not only good news for the cultural scene, it will also add to the economic vitality of Elmwood Avenue. According to Jim Fink of Business First, the museum's investment is the latest development for a stretch of the city that is generating major economic activity.

Ciminelli Real Estate

It wasn't a comfortable room for developers of a planned project for the corner of Elmwood and Potomac Thursday night. Ciminelli Real Estate presented the latest version of its Reverie project to Elmwood Village residents steadfast in their opposition to the development.

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The decades of fighting over development in the Elmwood Village haveoften  involved a group objecting to the plan of a developer for a particular piece of property. A new strategy, led by New York State Assemblymember Sean Ryan, proposes an alternative to Chason Affinity's plan for Elmwood and Forest avenues.

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Another development fight is evolving, this time over a proposed site at Elmwood and Forest. Supporters and opponents packed a public meeting Monday night at Buffalo Seminary.

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One of Elmwood Avenue's popular eateries has closed its doors.

Remembering Richard Horwitz, a beautiful mind

Apr 29, 2015

The federal government reports nearly one in five adults suffers from mental illness in any given year. Many of those under treatment live extraordinary lives. WBFO contributor Rich Kellman reports on one such man, a brilliant scholar who will be deeply missed in his West Side neighborhood.

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The State Department of Transportation took opening bids for the re-construction of the Elmwood Avenue Bridge over the Scajaquada Expressway, on February 5.

Hourly parking standardizing to $1 in Buffalo

Jan 30, 2015
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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.

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The hours are running down and the plastic is warming up as last-minute shoppers head into the final hours before Christmas.

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The recent national stories about police brutality spurred a series of protests on Friday night.

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Over recent years, there have been a series of fights about development along Elmwood Avenue in the Elmwood Village. Some of the standard issues surfaced again last night as details of a major project at Elmwood and Delavan were explained at a public meeting at the Buffalo History Museum sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

Spring clean-up effort beginning on Elmwood Avenue

Apr 21, 2014

The Elmwood Village Association will hold its annual spring cleaning event this week. Spring Clean-up Week aims to beautify the neighborhood for anticipated visitors this summer.

Elmwood apartment building fire forces out residents

Jun 25, 2013
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A fire at an Elmwood Avenue apartment building displaced several residents late Tuesday morning.


There is more money on the way for renovations and repairs along Elmwood Avenue, cash from a state program and tax credits as part of the Elmwood Historic District.

Arrest made in Elmwood bomb scare

Apr 9, 2013
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Buffalo Police have charged a Kenmore man for allegedly placing a fake bomb along Elmwood Avenue in the midst of the Monday morning rush hour.

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Food dominated yesterday's Common Council Legislation Committee.

For all kinds of legal reasons, food and restaurants wind up before the Council.
That can include licenses or variances or many of the other myriad aspects of city government.

A major local developer wants to push a video store out of one Elmwood building and replace it with a Panera's; another store worries that a Panera's across the street will hurt business.