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Remembering Kelly Maurer

November 03, 2016
By Amy Kedron
Published by Buffalo First

In October, longtime Buffalo First board member and champion of cooperative, locally owned, and community controlled enterprises, Kelly Maurer, passed away. Along with Kelly's many friends, family, and colleagues, Buffalo First pauses to remember her innumerable contributions to our community. Buffalo First's founding executive director Amy Kedron shares her remembrance below. Read the full article



January 28, 2016
By Buffalo First
Published by Buffalo First

A local developer is talking about redeveloping Elmwood between Bidwell and Bird. Although we don't know what the plans will be, we're giving localists a chance to voice their support for development that won't adversely affect locally owned and independent businesses. Sign the petition today! Read the full article


Big development project planned in Elmwood Village

January 07, 2016
Published by WGRZ

BUFFALO, NY - Envy Us Looks Barber Shop on Elmwood Avenue just opened in May. The owner, Manny Batcho, is concerned about the stability of the location following the announcement that a major developer is looking to transform the block where his business resides. Read the full article


Business owners signing petition to stop Elmwood development

November 29, 2015
Published by WIVB

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Elmwood Village business owners are banding together to try to stop development. Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is in the preliminary planning phase for multiple apartment complexes along Elmwood, starting at Bird and extending to Bidwell – a block where there are many small businesses. Read the full article


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