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Chautauqua Institution faces tough decision

CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua Institution must choose between programming and preservation in deciding the future of its 122-year-old amphitheater, a panel of preservationists concluded, adding that a decision to demolish the venue “cannot be reversed, only regretted.” Plans to raze ...

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Celebration for Thurston Village project

The completion of the neighborhood-driven Thurston Village Revitalization Project was celebrated Friday by Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren, City Council President Loretta Scott, Vice President Dana Miller, Councilmembers Adam McFadden and Carolee Conklin and state Sen. Joe Robach. They joined ...

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MS Consultants opens Virginia office

Western New York-based MS Consultants LLC, a company specializing in cost segregation studies and tax-saving ideas for real estate owners and developers, has opened an office in Virginia Beach. The new office is in response to MS Consultants’ rapid growth ...

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Hamburg man elected appraisal group VP

James L. Murrett, of Hamburg, is the 2016 vice president of Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. He was elected Thursday by its board of directors in Dallas. Murrett’s one-year term will begin Jan. 1, ...

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Apartment project near Eastman House may proceed

There was nothing illegal in the approval process for a special permit to allow apartment building construction in a Planned Development District near the George Eastman House, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, ruled Friday. The unanimous ruling, which affirmed dismissal ...

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Rent hikes force small businesses to move, revamp

  NEW YORK — Rising commercial rents in newly trendy areas are forcing some small companies to change not only where they do business, but how they do it. When Turchin Jewelry’s owners decided to leave Miami’s Design District rather ...

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Gates could see more senior housing

A plan to provide senior housing near the Italian American Community Center in Gates is being revived, although the project under consideration has been scaled back somewhat.

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New city business is culmination of a dream


The dream of opening her own real estate and rental business has always been present for Carmelie Diamond. Although friends and family have stood beside her through several starts and stops, the support for Diamond’s plan hasn’t always been there, ...

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Conifer Realty plans move

The employees at Conifer Realty LLC expect to keep doing what they have been doing, just more of it. And after Nov. 1, they will be doing so from a new location. The company has outgrown the space it occupies ...

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Board backs plan for grocery on West Main


A vacant church building that pit many who live in the West Main Street neighborhood against preservationists who want to save the structure may be demolished — provided a grocery store is the only business that will go in its ...

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