Jonathan D. Epstein: Bogey and Ol' Blue Eyes? Same names, different guys

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--Bogart and Sinatra would be a blockbuster movie.

It's doing pretty well as a business partnership.

Eric Bogart and Michael Sinatra bought the Colvin Storage facility, using a limited liability company they dubbed Bogart-Sinatra Development LLC.

The friends paid $1.1 million to the former owner, Paul J. Francoforte Jr.'s Colvin Storage LLC.

Bogart said his grandmother and Sinatra's mother are very close. The duo are well-aware of their more-famous Hollywood namesakes, and the humor in their friendship, although it wasn't on their minds when naming their company.

"We know about the names, but we really didn't think much of it when we formed it," Bogart said.

Bogart, 28, owns Bogart Landscape Contracting and a concrete business, in Getzville. Sinatra, 32, also owns a landscape company in Tonawanda. He is a cousin of developer Nick Sinatra.

The duo plans to change the name of their business to Two Friends Development.

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