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.