In This Issue


SHOE DEPT. Stepping into Lockport Market


SHOE DEPT. will soon open an 8,575 square foot retail shoe store in the TJ Maxx Plaza. SHOE DEPT., a division of SHOE SHOW, Inc., is an American footwear retailer based in Kannapolis, North Carolina since 1960. SHOE DEPT. also operates stores throughout the United States under the brands SHOE SHOW and Burlington Shoes. SHOE SHOW, Inc. has more than 1,141 stores in 41 states. 

Good Signs


Lockport's service clubs have recently upgraded the "Welcome to Lockport" sign on the east side of South Transit Road, north of Robinson Road near The Outdoor Store and Carpet Collection.

Maurices Moves to 

TJ Maxx Plaza

Maurices, which specializes in apparel for women sized 1-24, will open a new 5,996 SF store in the TJ Maxx Plaza. Maurices will move from its previous location at 5752 South Transit Road, in the Panera Restaurant Plaza. Maurices joins Rue 21, The SHOE DEPT., Payless Shoes and TJ Maxx in the complex alongside Tops Markets. Maurices has 921 stores in 45 states and 3 Canadian Provinces.

West Herr Adds 

Nissan Dealership

Niagara Nissan

West Herr Automotive Group has acquired the former Cappellino Nissan, located at 6069 South Transit Road. West Herr also owns Hest Herr Honda at 6120 South Transit Road in Pendelton. West Herr has 21 dealerships in the Western New York area and represents 20 brands.


Transit North News         Spring 2015

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. 

Welcome to Transit North

The Town of Lockport will install gateway signage at the northwest and northeast corners of the Transit Road and Robinson Road (NY 78 & NY 93) intersection. The attractive back-lit signs will welcome motorists to the Transit Road business corridor. Last summer, the Town planted 36 trees on the west side of Transit Road between Robinson Road and Hamm Road; future plans call for the planting of roadside floral beds.  

NY Beer Project


Transit Road, in the vicinity of Millersport Highway, will continue its transformation into a prestige retail center this spring with the construction of the New York Beer Project Microbrewery. The 16,400 square foot brewery and gastropub, which is expected to be completed by October, will be located at the intersection of South Transit Road and Tonawanda Creek Road.  

Major Water Line

Replacement Project 

Road Work Ahead Sign


The Town of Lockport will replace the existing water line on South Transit Road from the intersection with Tonawanda Creek Road to the vicinity of Big Lots Plaza. The project will involve the abandonment of the current line, which is located under the roadbed of South Transit Road, and the construction of a new 10" waterline along an alignment off the shoulder of the east side of the roadway. Construction is expected to begin later this spring.


Surgery Center Grand Opening

Pictured above (from left to right)  Ophthalmologist Dr. Charles Fetterman, Dr. Frank Schlehr, Chairman of the Board George Muscato, Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith and Gastroenterologist Dr. Sam Chubineh.


Officials of Eastern Niagara Hospital invited the community to an Open House on March 2nd to celebrate the grand opening of the Niagara Regional Surgery Center at 5875 South Transit Road. The complex provides emergency room and out-patient surgical services.


New Openings in Lockport


Additional retailers opening locations in the Town of Lockport include: 

  • LP Nails & Spa at 5835 South Transit Road by Aspen Dental
  • Armed Forces Recruiters at 5760 South Transit Road
Additional information regarding the Town of Lockport may be obtained by visiting,, emailing us at, or by calling (716) 439-9535.

Thank you for reading this edition of Transit North News!



David Kinyon                Marc Smith

Town of Lockport                            Town of Lockport 

Economic Development                   Supervisor