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Conservation protest, apartment deal, Texas plans and La-Z-Boy-to-CVS...

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ProtestProtesters hit the streets Wednesday to tell National Fuel it didn't like the way it was using their money. Ratepayers said the company uses too much of its $10.04 million Conservation Incentive Program funds to buy advertising. If the company were really concerned about conservation, protesters said, it should put more of that money toward weatherizing houses that are "like Swiss cheese." National Fuel said putting money toward weatherization of inefficient houses would take money away from other things, like energy efficient appliance rabates and advertising for the program.

Apartments Niagara purchased its third Buffalo complex--the Manhattan Square Apartments--for $2.03 million near Central Park Plaza from Boston Financial Investment Management, which specializes in low-income housing projects built with federal tax credits. The low-income development has nine buildings and 24,472 square feet. It was built in 1994 and has 72 units. The two-bedroom apartments rent for $657 per month.


 North Forest Office Space, is planning its entry into the Texas market with property near Austin. The Clarence company specializes in small office suites in New York State and Denver, Colorado. The company purchased 3 1/2 acres of land in the city of Pflugerville with plans to develop a 34,000-square-foot office park for professional, medical and dental office space. 


Demolition is underway at the former La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery on Orchard Park Road in Orchard Park. Benderson Development Co. paid $1.5 million to buy the space Friday from the owners of the area's La-Z-Boy franchise. It has plans to build a CVS Pharmacy store on the site.



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