December 20, 2007

Grocery Store Coming To The City?

Sources have told Niagara Times that City of Lockport Mayor Mike Tucker is in serious negotiations to bring a grocery store back to the city. From what we have learned, the business is a well-established company with strong local ties.

Nearly 10 years ago, Jubilee pulled out of the city, leaving Lockport without a grocery store. Although the current potential grocer had expressed an interest in the former Jubilee building, sources have told us that the $800,000 asking price Benderson Development is seeking is much more than the prospective owners are willing to pay.

The lack of a grocery store downtown has created a hardship for many in the community that are unable to drive or simply cannot get to Tops or Quality. Let's hope Tucker can close the deal on a grocery store for the people of the area.


Larry S said...

This would be huge for the area. A Super Wal-Mart is good if you like monstrous stores. I'd rather have something in between Tops and Kenyons-not too big, not too small.

Benderson needs to get off the crack pipe if they think they're going to get $800k for that building.

Anonymous said...

This would be a heck of an accomplishment for Tucker if he can get a store downtown. With all of the other good things going on, this would be the icing on the cake for downtown.

dennis s said...

Actually I believe the store closed in the year 2000, making it only 7 years ago not 10. While I agree with your post, please get your facts straight. Happy Holidays.

Mr. Pink said...

A supermarket in downtown Lockport is absolutely needed. I remember shopping there pretty regularly in 2000 when I worked in Lockport. It was a nice clean store and certainly more convenient than the other supermarkets.

Anonymous said...

Dennis, the post says "nearly 10 years ago." Seven is pretty close to ten, generally speaking. So have a little generosity during this holiday season. Maybe Santa will bring you some reading glasses?