Wilson Farms has acquired three properties in Buffalo, N.Y., Buffalo Business First reported.
The properties span from 2080 Niagara St. to 2094 Niagara St., and were acquired from separate property owners, including Thomas and Salvatore Trigilio, Enrico Dabate and 10796 Group LLC, an affiliate of Carl Paladino’s Ellicott Development Co. The latter had considered the property for a possible gas station and convenience store and the Buffalo Planning Board already approved a proposal for the station several months ago.
Wilson Farms reportedly paid a combined $449,000, for the locations, according to documents filed in the Erie County Clerk’s office, Buffalo Business First reported.
Several existing buildings on the properties were razed, in preparation for development, but it might be a while before a new build is underway as the company weighs its options.
Paul Nanula, Wilson Farms president, told Buffalo Business First the property will serve as a companion to an existing Wilson Farms that sits almost across Niagara Street, and tentative plans call for a gas station and a small accompanying retail kiosk. That plan would not impact the existing Wilson Farms store, which would remain open, Nanula said.
If the chain decides to go in that direction, the new build won’t begin until sometime next year.
“There are a lot of factors we have to consider,” Nanula added.