What you need to know for the week ahead
Quicklee’s store is being proposed in the city of Niagara: The Quicklee’s Convenience Store chain may be coming to Western New York.
Based in Avon, Quicklee’s Inc. is proposing to build a new gas station and convenience store in the city of Niagara, at 6021 Porter Road, between Military Road and the Niagara Falls city limits. It’s just off the Porter and Packard streets exit from the Niagara Thruway, near Aldi and Value Home centers.
This week, the City of Niagara Planning Board will evaluate the plan from PEM LLC and Quicklee’s, including signage and an environmental review.
Dollar General store in Lockport under review: Also this week in Niagara County, the Town of Lockport Planning Board will consider a proposal from The Broadway Group of Huntsville, Ala., for a new 10,640-square-foot Dollar General store at 4919 Sunset Drive, at Upper Mountain Road.
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The panel will also continue its study of a proposed new Tractor Supply Co. store. on 5.6 acres at 1110 S. Transit Road, from Hix Snedeker Co. LLC.
Bills Hour Party at the local golf course: Diamond Hawk Golf Course will host a “Monday Night Football” watch party that will help raise money for the fight against prostate cancer.
The party, which is a collaboration with the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Hawk Bar and Restaurant on the golf course located at 255 Sonwill Drive, Cheektowaga, near the airport.
Several Bills alumni will be in attendance, including Bills Wall of Famer and two-time prostate cancer survivor Booker Edgerson, as well as Marlon Kerner, Ed Rutkowski, Marlo Perry, Ken Jones, Bob Dugan, Will Fowler, Jeff Nixon and Lou Piccone.
All proceeds from the event will go to support the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation’s flagship healthcare initiative, Cure the Blue, a prostate cancer awareness, education and research program.
There will also be a special halftime roundtable discussion where fans can ask Bills alumni questions and get their perspective on the first half of the game.
The Bills Alumni Foundation has awarded more than $2.7 million to local Western New York charities over the past 20 years.
Join startup entrepreneurs in Rochester for a meeting every first Thursday of the month. This month’s event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Roc Brewing, 56 S. Union St., Rochester.
Discover the latest news from the Buffalo Niagara economy:
Across Western New York, health care workers have plenty of stories to tell about how they weathered the storm while on the job.
Legal marijuana sales began in the state on Thursday but not in western New York because of a lawsuit that led to an order to stop sales here.
World Central Kitchen is back help feed Buffalo’s East Side in storm response that shut down the city for almost a week.
Wells Enterprises will eliminate 183 jobs at its Dunkirk plantwhich is fewer than the 319 employees the company had previously planned to lay off.
A three-year agreement reached provides Highmark members will continue to have access to the network to be cared for in Catholic Health facilities.
Athenex is closing its manufacturing plant in Newstead and the layoff of 92 employees since March 17.
Preliminary efforts are underway to prepare for the third phase of the Northland complex redevelopment project in Buffalo.
The state is looking for ideas to rebuild a prison that closed last year in Gowanda.
Federal funding was needed to launch a central technology program is included in a year-end spending bill before Congress.
Cost versus benefits: This is the trade-off at the heart of the state’s proposed climate change plan.
A development agency is hiring a consultant to find ways to improve the infrastructure connecting Canalside and the redesigned Centennial Park.
The Buffalo Niagara region’s sluggish employment is being fueled by a shortage of workersand local officials are beginning to look for ways to alleviate the crisis.
Big changes are coming next in the state energy markets a plan to reduce harmful emissions was approved by an advisory panel.
Five reads from Buffalo Next:
1. Return to Buffalo Niagara’s economyThe value of all goods and services produced in the region, which fell by 3.4% during the pandemic, rebounded last year, with an increase of 5.3%.
2. Receipts make me want to shop: How Buffalo Bills merchandise is among some of the hottest local gifts this holiday season.
3. As you will Western New York institutions of higher learning recover from Covid-19? Enrollments in some local schools are lagging, but others are struggling to attract students.
4. New life for old stones: How a Buffalo company is finding new uses for old bricks and stones in construction projects.
5. Major changes are being proposed for the state’s energy marketsand it could change the way residents heat their homes and cook their food for years to come.
The Buffalo Next team gives you the big picture on the region’s economic revitalization. Email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Buffalo Next editor David Robinson at 716-849-4435.
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