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October 2013


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Lockport Retail Outlook


Lockport, New York is the centerpiece of Transit North; an architecturally-themed, multi-community, historic shopping district.  Our market research demonstrates that Transit North has extensive growth capacity for additional retail business. Visit us at for a comprehensive demographic and market profile of our retail trade area.

Walmart Begins

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Walmart has begun construction of its new 185,209 square foot supercenter on Transit Road at the site of the former Lockport Mall. The Super Walmart will replace the current 128,000 square foot facility located at 5789 South Transit Road. The BonTon store, which had been an anchor store to the former mall, has recently received both an interior and exterior renovation and will remain a fixture at 5735 South Transit Road. Estimated cost of construction for Super Walmart is approximately $8 million; the current Walmart has a workforce of about 200 employees.

Hertz Rental Locates

On Transit Road

Hertz Rent-A-Car will renovate the former Lifetime Muffler facility at 5664 South Transit Road and open a car rental business to service the Lockport market. Hertz operates 18 car rental locations in the Erie-Niagara region.

Planet Fitness Selects

Big Lots Plaza


Planet Fitness, one of the country's leading fitness centers with over 500 locations nationwide, has selected Lockport's Big Lots Plaza at 5897 South Transit Road for one of its Western New York locations. Currently, a Planet Fitness outlet operates in West Seneca. Other tenants in the Plaza include Big Lots, Smarty Pants, Fantastic Sam's, Fastenal, Ladies Nails, Sherl's Laundry, Frontier Dental, EG Tax Services and Dollar General.


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In This Issue
Walmart Begins Supercenter Construction
Hertz Rental Locates On Transit Road
Planet Fitness Selects Big Lots Plaza
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Lockport Reps To Attend New York National Retail Show

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  Lockport Reps To Attend New York National Retail Show

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Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith and Economic Development Coordinator David Kinyon will attend the New York National Conference, December 9-10. Over 3,000 retailers and developers are expected to attend the trade show and convention, sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers. The Town of Lockport representatives will market Transit North and are planning meetings with several nationally prominent retailers about opportunities in the Lockport retail market. Retailers interested in learning more about the Lockport market are welcome to contact David Kinyon at
in advance of the Conference to schedule an appointment. Or stop by to learn more about opportunities in Lockport, NY!





Additional information regarding retail opportunities in the Town of Lockport may be obtained by visiting emailing us at, or by calling (716) 439-9535

David Kinyon                                                                  Marc Smith

Town of Lockport Economic Development            Town of Lockport Supervisor 

(716) 439-9535                                                           (716) 439-9520