In This Issue
Roots to Bloom
Steak Stone and Sushi Bar and Grill
TJ Maxx to Open Lockport Location
Look What's New!
Super Walmart Progress
Basil Volkswagen
Town of Lockport Presents Comprehensive Plan

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Roots to Bloom Hydroponics has opened a store at 5714 South Transit Road in the South Transit Plaza. Roots to Bloom specializes in supplying the gardening and greenhouse community with the tools and knowledge required to successfully grow healthy plants of all varieties indoors and out. Other businesses in the plaza include A&S Sew & Vac, Fast Cash Bottle Redemption and Nail Trix. 

Steak Stone & Sushi 

Bar and Grill

Steak Stone & Sushi
Steak Stone & Sushi Bar and Grill, is opening an eatery at 5772 South Transit Road in the Office Max Plaza. The restaurant will be located between Save-A-Lot and Dollar Tree. In addition to the Lockport outlet, the operators also own Tokyo II at 2236 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
Transit North News
Spring 2014

Transit North News is published by the Town of Lockport Economic Development Department in order to keep businesses located on Lockport's Transit Road Corridor informed about business developments and public improvements which may impact their operations. Transit North encompasses the section of NY 78 within Niagara County, from Millersport Highway to the Erie Canal. 

TJ Maxx to Open Lockport Location

TJ Maxx, a national retailer specializing in off-price apparel and home furnishings has selected the Tops Plaza in Lockport for its fifth Western New York location. Work has begun on the 23,300 square foot store at 5847 South Transit Road, which was previously occupied by Sears Hardware. Other stores in the plaza include Tops Supermarket, Nationwide Insurance, Olympia Sports, Supercuts, Solar Nails and Spa and Payless Shoes. The Tops Plaza is owned by Developers Diversified Realty (DDR) of Beachwood, Ohio. TJ Maxx currently operates over 1,000 stores nationwide, and is part of the TJX Companies, which also own HomeGoods and Marshalls. An August, 2014 opening of Lockport's TJ Maxx is expected.

Look What's New!


Additional retailers opening locations on Transit Road include:

  • White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt- To be located between GameStop and Visionworks. White Rabbit currently operates three other locations in the Erie-Niagara Region.
  • Aquacates Mexican Restaurant- Located in the former Masterpiece Pizza location at 5674 South Transit Road, between KFC and Bower Insurance.
  • Growing Painz- Brand name children's consignment located at 5843 South Transit Road in the TJ Maxx Plaza.
  • Too Cute For You- Located in the South Transit Square, near Quest Diagnostics, Verizon Wireless and Mattress Firm. 
Super Walmart Progress
 Work continues on construction of Lockport's 185,000 square foot Walmart Supercenter at 5735 South Transit Road. The above photo depicts the BonTon Department Store to the left (North) of the ongoing construction. Project completion is scheduled for late August, 2014.
DR Chamberlain Construction has begun the renovation of the former Basil Toyota showroom at 6179 South Transit Road. The new showroom will be home to the Basil Volkswagen dealership. Upon completion, the Volkswagen dealership will be adjacent to the recently constructed Basil Toyota. 

Town of Lockport 
Presents Comprehensive Plan
The Town of Lockport will be hosting the first public information meeting on Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8 PM at Town Hall on Dysinger Road. A short presentation will be given at 7 PM. A second informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 19 at 6 PM. CLICK HERE for more information!    
Additional information regarding the Town of Lockport may be obtained by visiting,, emailing us at, or by calling (716) 439-9535.

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David Kinyon                Marc Smith

Town of Lockport                            Town of Lockport 

Economic Development                   Supervisor