AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - A spokesperson from Trader Joe's has confirmed to News 4 that they will be opening a store in western New York.
Officials from the California-based grocery chain say they are planning to open at least one location in western New York, in Amherst. The 12,000-square foot store will be located in the Boulevard Consumer Square at 1565 Niagara Falls Boulevard, current home of Target, Lowe's and more.
The specialty store opened a location in Rochester in October 2012 and has hinted about opening a store closer to Buffalo, but until now did not confirm their plans. A spokesperson tells News 4 the lease has been signed and the store will open later this year.
Trader Joe's operates over 350 stores in 30 states and Washington, D.C., with most locations in California. The chain is known for its cedar covered walls and Hawaiian motifs, with each employee dressed in brightly-colored Hawaiian-themed shirts.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Firefighters had to withdraw from a smoky fire in Blasdell at a multi-dwelling home on South Park Avenue Friday night because the flames were so intense.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.