Buffalo Business First | AM&A’s project anchored by 49 apartments is cleared to proceed

Published October 20, 2020 | One word, uttered at a public hearing that focused on the redevelopment of the long vacant Adam, Meldrum & Anderson Co. Inc. department store, summarized the forward movement of the project. “Hallelujah,” said Cynthia Schwartz, Buffalo Planning Board vice chair. “I haven’t felt this way about a proposal for this building

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WKBW | Buffalo Planning Board approves mixed-use project for AM&A’s building

Published October 19, 2020 | BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — New life is coming to the AM&A’s building in Downtown Buffalo. On Monday afternoon, the Buffalo Planning Board approved plans to transform the building to the J.N. Adam Building at 377 Main Street. Developer Sam Savarino said it is a projected $60 million mixed-use project. Retail space will take over the

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The Buffalo News | Revised AM&A’s plan with more apartments approved by Planning Board

Published October 19, 2020 | The new owners of the AM&A’s department store building in downtown Buffalo have adjusted their redevelopment plans for the 10-story complex, adding 16 more apartments to the mix while eliminating a floor of office space. The ownership group, Elena Fu Yiyao’s 377 Main Realty, is converting the 350,000-square-foot building into a

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Buffalo Rising | Big Reveal: J.N. Adam Building

Published October 15, 2020 | The latest plan for reuse of the former AM&As Department Store is heading to the Planning Board on Monday for review. Owner 377 Main Street LLC is working with Savarino Cos. on repurposing the building for retail, office and residential use. Plans for a 340-room Wyndham Hotel were dropped earlier this

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The Buffalo News | Start of repairs to AM&A’s vault means Washington Street could reopen soon

Published October 1st, 2020 | Work is finally underway on repairs to the utility vault underneath Washington Street in front of the former AM&A’s department store, potentially signaling an end to the long closure of half of the thoroughfare in downtown Buffalo. The million-dollar project to fill in the unneeded space underground and shore up

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The Buffalo News | BestSelf, Savarino plan major housing, addiction services project in LaSalle

Published September 20th, 2020 | Plans for a pair of four-story residential buildings are taking shape behind Robert Rich Sr. All-High Stadium near McCarthy Park, as BestSelf Behavioral Health teams up with a local developer on an affordable housing project and women’s care facility for those getting treatment for addiction. The nonprofit and Savarino Companies

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Buffalo Business First | $24 million Central Park project would house pregnant women, single mothers

Published September 18th, 2020 | Plans by BestSelf Behavioral Health Inc. and Savarino Cos. could a see a vacant Central Park area parcel developed into a pair of apartment buildings intended for single mothers and women expecting babies. The two buildings — Manhattan Village and the Lighthouse Building — collectively will have 82 apartments, plus

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The Daily News | Developer: Ellicott Station construction may start late this year or early 2021, finish in 2022

Published September 18th, 2020 | BATAVIA — The Ellicott Station retail and housing project is quiet now, but work may move forward late this year or early next year, the developer said Thursday. “Nothing will be going on until we close. There might be some preliminary work, some testing and things like that, but no

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Buffalo Rising | Big Reveal: Manhattan Village

Published September 17th, 2020 | BestSelf Behavioral Health and Savarino Companies are teaming up on a two-building project in North Buffalo. The development is comprised of two four-story buildings on a 2.9-acre site located at 389 Manhattan Avenue. The property is located between All High Stadium and McCarthy Park, behind the Bethune Lofts apartment building.

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