A new restaurant in a new building, a new office and light manufacturing space in a long-closed plaza area. Mike Desmond reports Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski says both are a sign of continuing confidence in her town for the future.
A movement is underway to open a community-owned coffee shop in Buffalo's Parkside neighborhood. Those behind the project say it would not only bring a business to the street but generate money for other neighborhood investments.
The Erie County Comptroller is blasting a proposal to hire a consultant that would analyze and determine feasibility of an expanded or new convention center. But his rejection of the idea is generating its own criticism.
A large chunk of land in the City of Lackawanna where the former Bethlehem Steel plant once stood is now the property of Erie County. After infrastructure updates, the county will pursue companies to help convert the space into a business park that will include renewable energy-powered advanced manufacturing.
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.
The transformation that TM Montante Development is planning for a prime piece of real estate in downtown Niagara Falls includes a partnership with Niagara University. Most of the commercial space will be dedicated incubator space for NU's Niagara Global Tourism Institute.
Common Council members say they back inclusionary zoning, which requires new housing to set aside a certain percentage of units as affordable housing. While most agree upon the goal, finding common ground on the specifics is proving to be more difficult.
In the world of high-tech and venture capitalism, there are three requirements: entrepreneurs, investors and customers. UB's Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo on Wednesday looked to bring those parties together.
As the NFTA prepares environmental impact studies on a possible Metro Rail extension, planners are also looking at specific station sites and what development might take place around the locations. The issues were examined during a Wednesday public meeting at UB's Hayes Hall.
Three small businesses will spend the summer selling their wares from a downtown Buffalo storefront, rent-free, with the city's hope they'll eventually open a permanent shop along Main Street. The Queen City Pop-Up is underway with its sixth edition of an initiative that leaders say is resulting in new businesses opening downtown.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership delivered its annual report to members Thursday morning, announcing an initiative to fine-tune job skill development in Western New York and a recently-formed alliance that aims to open doors on both sides of the US-Canada border.
The Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport has been awarded a $423,000 state grant to help with ongoing renovations. But the Palace is more than a theater—it also plays an important role in the city's economy.