BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation has announced it is buying a property in Elmwood Village that used to be the site of J.P. Bullfeathers, a bar and restaurant in Buffalo that closed in 2015.

The site of J.P. Bullfeathers is one of 11 the company bought in Buffalo for $7.9 million, according to a news release. The other properties are located along Bidwell Parkway, Elmwood, Potomac and Ashland Avenue.

The real estate corporation says it intends to develop the sites to improve the vibrancy and character of the adjacent neighborhood. The development project should result in new retail, residential and parking opportunities, company officials say.

The recent purchases are related to another earlier mixed-use development project Ciminelli proposed for Elmwood Village.

“We are very excited about our plans to advance another unique and iconic urban project here in Western New York,” said Anne Duggan, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation. “This closing is a positive next step in the development process, as we continue to solicit public feedback in shaping the details and design.”

The company bought its newest Elmwood Village properties from longtime owners Don and Lori Leone. It also says it plans to present the development project in the near future at a community forum after a year-long effort of engaging interested stakeholders and local residents.

“Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation is very much aware that our project really needs to complement the existing neighborhood and reflect the vibrant urban commercial and residential setting where these properties are located,” Duggan said. “It’s with this in mind that the concept was born, and is also exactly the type of approach we, along with HHL Architects, have taken in pursuing it.”

Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is headquartered in Williamsville, N.Y. and offers commercial real estate services including development, property management, asset management and brokerage services.

It is a different company from the LPCiminelli under investigation for involvement in the governor's Billion to Buffalo program.