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Delaware North Companies is the intended anchor tenant of Uniland Development Co.’s proposed 12-story building at 250 Delaware Ave., at Chippewa Street in Buffalo, taking up about half of the office space in the proposed 515,000-square-foot project, according to a public hearing notice from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency.

The Buffalo-based hospitality company has long been rumored to be the primary reason for Uniland’s project to replace the two-story Delaware Court Building with a new office and hotel tower, but neither the developer nor Delaware North have confirmed it until now.

According to the notice, posted on the ECIDA website, Delaware North submitted an application to the IDA for tax breaks and assistance to construct and equip 109,345 square feet of Class A office space. That’s more than half of the 190,894 square feet of office space in the building.

The building will also include a four-story, 120-room hotel and four retail boutique shops. The $80 million project has already been approved by the Buffalo Planning Board and Historic Preservation Board, and tax incentives from the ECIDA are being sought for the project’s viability.

The hearing will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 in the ECIDA’s new offices at 95 Perry St.