AMHERST, N.Y. — Buffalo developer Nick Sinatra, who soon will own the Boulevard Mall, says his long-term strategy for the shopping center focuses on turning it into a “mixed use village.”

Sinatra outlasted several bidders in an online auction for the 902,000-square-foot enclosed mall. His bid was for $24.05 million.

“For us, this is really a housing play,” Sinatra said.  You can read more about Sinatra's plans for the mall property on Buffalo Business First's  website