Evening News Briefing

Written by on February 28, 2018

Buffalo based Resurgence Brewing says its expansion in the Queen City will have no impact on its plans for Batavia.
Resurgence plans to build a restaurant and tavern along Ellicott Street as part of Savarino Development’s Ellicott Station project.
San Savarino tells our news partner The Batavian today that financing for the Ellicott Station project should be completed by the end of March and construction could begin with two months after that.
Ellicott Station is expected to include the brewery, some office space and 50 market rate apartments.

The Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, GCASA, is awarded a state grant to build 16 bed detox unit.
The grant amounts to $1.9-million.
GCASA Executive Director John Bennett tells WBTA the need for such a facility is urgent

The detox unit will consist of 16 single units in a new building to be constructed on CGASA’s Main Street campus. Bennet says he hopes to have the unit operating by July of next year.

Batavia firemen quickly knock down a minor fire at Hanson Aggregates on Cedar Street late this morning.
Officials said Hanson employees were doing some work in a silo when materials onto the roof and caught fire.

Genesee County now has an estimate of the cost of a brand new jail.
Consultants tell legislators are looking at $52-million for a new lock-up and maybe more.
The estimate takes into account new state regulations and a projected increase in the county jail population.

A Winter Storm Watch goes into effect tomorrow night through Friday
The Watch extends to Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties and most all of Western New York.
The National Weather Service is forecasting possible snow accumulations of 6 to 11 inches with most falling in higher elevations.

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