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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The Buffalo News | As designated developer, Hostel-Buffalo Niagara proposes ‘backpacker lodging and chic accommodations’

Published September 13th, 2020 | Buffalo’s only official hostel for backpackers and other budget travelers has a new role – as developer of its own historic building on Main Street where it hopes to secure its future. Hostel-Buffalo Niagara, the nonprofit organization that runs the inn, has been named by the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency

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Buffalo Rising | Hostel Buffalo-Niagara announces Big Win for Buffalo

Published September 3rd, 2020 | It’s a big day for downtown Buffalo. After years of wondering what the future of Buffalo’s beloved hostel would behold, we have just learned that Hostel Buffalo-Niagara has been named designated developer of 667 Main Street/664 Washington Street by Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA).  Not only does this secure the destiny of

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Buffalo Business First | Cobblestone members partner with Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Published August 21st, 2020 | A shared desire to beautify their surroundings and create a neighborhood feel united members of the fledgling Cobblestone District Business Group. “Public art was definitely one of the catalysts, though there were many,” said Cory Muscato, co-owner of Lockhouse Distillery & Bar. “There were some deteriorating buildings we wanted to see

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