The Hamister Group, through its Orchard Heights Inc. affiliate, is working with the ECIDA on a proposed $28.6 million expansion. Business First reports a June 27 public hearing at the Orchard Park Town Hall has been set to consider a series of tax breaks for the project. Hamister's plans call for a 132,000 square-foot addition to the Orchard Heights senior living complex. With the expansion, the Hamister Group will add 7 full-time employees and 16 part-time workers.
Mark Hamister also announcing that he will make his new hotel project in Niagara Falls a Hyatt Place Hotel. The $25 million project is taking shape on Rainbow Boulevard and Old Falls Street.
The E.W. Scripps Co. has officially closed on its deal to purchase WKBW-TV and a Detroit TV station. Scripps paid a reported $110 million to Granite Broadcasting Corporation for the pair of stations.