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Original tower was jewel of national wonder

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For decades, the Clock of the Nations, Christmas monorail and other attractions drew throngs of shoppers and visitors to Midtown Plaza. Demolition of the plaza—excluding the tower and Seneca Building—began after its closing in July 2008. In 1962, when local ...

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A new crown at Midtown

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(Photo courtesy of Buckingham Properties) After Buckingham Properties LLC and Morgan Management LLC acquired Midtown Tower, they launched a nearly $60 million project to transform the building—renamed Tower280—into a premium mixed-use space.   Ask any Rochesterian of a certain age ...

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Glazer, Morgan reflect on $59 million project

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Developers Ken Glazer, left, and Robert Morgan overcame a number of challenges—including the death of Glazer’s father, Laurence, who as Buckingham Properties CEO and managing partner launched the project with Morgan in 2014. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson)   One cannot ...

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New tower attracts residents and businesses

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Bergmann Associates is the commercial anchor tenant at Tower280, where the engineering and architecture firm occupies the entire second floor. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson) Those leasing space in Tower280 are a mix of commercial, retail and residential tenants. The building’s ...

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Broadtree Residential acquires Atlanta area portfolio for $8.5M

Broadtree Residential, a private real estate investment trust managed by Broadstone Real Estate LLC, has acquired a portfolio of 120 single-family residential homes in suburban Atlanta for roughly $8.5 million.

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American Packaging to expand, build new facility in Chili

American Packaging Corp. is expanding its local operations, building a 350,000-square-foot facility in Chili that will retain 170 employees and create 104 construction jobs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced Wednesday.

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Brighton Securities expands headquarters

Brighton Securities has expanded its offices, adding three new conference rooms, a larger reception and waiting area, eight new offices and a dedicated wing for tax services.

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McQuaid to break ground on $16M facility

Groundbreaking is set for Thursday at the campus of McQuaid Jesuit High School in Brighton for construction of a $16 million facility for science, technology, engineering and math.

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Commercial Builders

Information was provided by individual commercial builders that responded to an email survey. The survey contacted commercial builders with offices in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. Ranked by total dollar volume of non-residential projects. 2016 Rank Company 1  ...

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LaBella to add company

One of the largest architectural and engineering firms in the area is acquiring another local business. LaBella Associates DPC said this week it is acquiring Gardner Plus Architects PLLC, effective Oct. 31. Financial terms were not disclosed. Leaders at LaBella ...

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Home sales drop 8% in third quarter

Area home sales decreased 8.1 percent in the third quarter compared with a year ago, the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. reported Thursday.

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Landmark Society identifies sites for revitalization

The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. has released its 2016 Five to Revive, a list of historic sites it has identified as opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization.

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COMIDA approves Dome Arena project for tax breaks

The developers of the Dome Arena in Henrietta received tax incentives totaling nearly $974,000 from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday for a $12 million renovation and addition to the 100,000-square-foot building.

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Making living spaces comfortable and safe

Though you might not know what universal design is, you see it almost everywhere you go. It’s the metal bars on a bathroom wall. The low sink with leg room underneath. The elevator in a two-story building. The ramp leading ...

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