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Buffalo Business Report - Friday, November 28th 2014

Tops Friendly Markets will spend $16 million in the coming years to convert its 55 tractors to compressed natural gas and build a fueling station in Lancaster.  Business First reports Tops has entered into a $14 million, six-and-a-half year lease with commercial fleet management company Ryder.  

The former Adam Meldrum & Anderson Co. flagship building in downtown Buffalo has

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, November 26th 2014

The owners of Brick Oven Bistro and Deli on Abbott Road are planning a third enterprise - this time in downtown Buffalo.  They haven't decided on a name, but the new proposed restaurant would be on Genesee Street in what was once a Texas Red Hots outlet.  The trio are poised to open the Mess Hall on Ridge Road in Lackawanna.  The recent snows delayed that grand opening for a

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Univera Healthcare and Catholic Health have signed a three-year contract renewal.  That ensures Univera members will have access to physicians and services within the Catholic Medical Partners networks.

At the same time, HealthNow NY, the parent of BlueCross BlueShield, has filed a federal lawsuit against Catholic Health System Inc. claiming trademark infringement.  


Buffalo Business Report - Monday, November 24th 2014

The latest from the AAA shows that among the lower 48 states, Buffalo has the highest average gas price in the country at $3.31 for a gallon of unleaded.  The national average is $2.81 per gallon.  

Among other items you may have missed last week: EnergyMark, headquartered at Main Street in Williamsville announced an agreement with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. to

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, November 17th 2014

Some good news for local gas prices; the AAA reports that the Buffalo average has dropped six cents in the past week to $3.32 for a gallon of unleaded.  However, the Rochester average for a gallon of unleaded is $3.24 - the same as the statewide average.

The Walden Galleria has poached an anchor tenant from the Eastern Hills Mall.  Dave & Buster's will occupy a two-story,

Buffalo Business Report - Friday, November 14th 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County hosts its Annual Magical Moments Winter Gala at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center tomorrow.  Corporate and individual awards will be presented to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation  and Allen Korman of Columbus McKinnon.

Catholic Health will receive a $25,000 grant from TechFoundation, located in Cambridge, MA, to

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, November 13th 2014

Niagara County's Industrial Development Agency has approved $700,000 in incentives to the Canadian developer planning a makeover for the former Summit Park Mall site.  The tentative proposal is for a mix of retail, offices and tourist-based attractions to be developed inside the mall.

The Buffalo City Mission plans to build a $27.5 million addition to its facility at 100

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, November 12th 2014

According to Business First, Kaleida Health is preparing a more aggressive advertising and marketing push.  Kaleida and The Martin Group are working on new branding.  Staff at all levels of the company were asked for input in the new campaign.

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY and Target stores in WNY are combining forces this holiday season.  The health insurer will have kiosks at

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, November 11th 2014

The Buffalo Planning Board will eyeball a $26.5 million project proposal for the former A&P warehouse on Swan Street.  Business First reports Miller-Valentine Group of Cincinnati want to renovate the building into a 120-unit apartment complex.  The building dates back to 1910 and sits on the edge of Buffalo's Larkin District.

Also coming up for review by the Planning Board -

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, November 10th 2014

It'll cost you $3.38 per gallon, on average, for unleaded gas in the region.  That's the latest from the AAA.  The last time local prices were this low was in the spring of 2011.

AT&T has announced intentions to purchase a Mexican wireless company for $2.5 billion.  The deal would create the first ever North American wireless carrier.

The West Herr Automotive

Buffalo Business Report - Friday, November 7th 2014

In this week's Business of the Bills: Sunday's game against the Chiefs has sold out and Team President Russ Brandon told WGR SportsRadio 5-50 this week it's looking like a black-out free season.  Limited seats are left for home games against the Jets, Browns and Packers.  Business of the Bills - brought to you by Hire Empire-Dot-Com.  Find Talent you can't find on

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, October 6th 2014

Ellicott Development Co. has gained the approval of the Buffalo Planning Board for its latest mixed-use project in Buffalo.  Business First reports the proposed L-shaped, four-story building will go up on the corner of Elmwood and West Delavan avenues. Construction will likely start early next year.  The building will include a restaurant, 21 market-rate apartments and additional

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Univera Healthcare members who take maintenance drugs to treat chronic conditions, now can get free home delivery of those prescriptions from Wegmans Pharmacy.  This new option offers convenience, reduced co-payments, and encourages medication adherence.

McGuire Development Company has acquired an 18% ownership stake in Northwoods Medical Center, located at 3950 East Robinson Road in

Buffalo Business Report November 4, 2014

M AND T Bank is getting in on Apple Pay, an out of town developer is eyeing Larkinville, and law firm Phillips Lytle has some national honors.