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August 22, 2013

Work on Transit and Robinson nearing end

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — • Town Board members voted to send a request for $22,000 in Niagara River Greenway funding for the purchase of two sets of bleachers. The bleachers would be installed at the soccer fields at Day Road Park. Smith said it is possible the bleachers would not be that expensive, so the full amount may not be needed.

• Smith informed board members Wednesday the expectation is Walmart will begin construction sometime in the fall, possibly October. Smith added that construction bids are due this week from contractors seeking to build the planned Walmart supercenter.

The supercenter – which has been delayed by almost everything from lawsuits to seagulls — would be a 185,000-square-foot store, combining a full-service supermarket with a typical Walmart. The new store would replace a Walmart located about one-quarter mile south of the supercenter site on South Transit Road.

The new store is to be built on the site of the former Lockport Mall, most of which was demolished in 2011. The only remnant of the mall is the Bon-Ton department store, which remains open with a new facade that would match the planned supercenter.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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