Senecas to Open $2 Million Allegany Store

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 3:25 PM EDT

By James Fink (Business First of Buffalo)

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 3:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/BUSINESS FIRST OF BUFFALO) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians will officially open its fourth convenience store on Friday.

The 5,000-square-foot store, located on W. Shore Road in Cuba Lake, includes 12 gas pumps and a fast food restaurant that has limited seating. The new store, Seneca Nation Oil Spring One Stop shop replaces an older facility on the same property, said Odie Porter, Seneca Nation Capital Improvements Authority executive director.

"It was time," she said.

Construction on the $2 million project began last October. The store opened last week, but an official ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Friday afternoon.

Porter said the store will employ 30 people on a full and part time basis.

Store hours are 6 a.m. to midnight daily.

Besides the Cuba Lake location, the Seneca Nation operates two convenience stores/gas stations in Salamanca and one along Route 20 in Irving.