Subway adds 3rd downtown outlet

November 16, 2011 Updated Nov 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM EDT

By WKBW News

November 16, 2011 Updated Nov 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM EDT

Business First by James Fink, Buffalo Business First Reporter

A Sunoco gas station and convenience store located in the shadow of Buffalo City Hall is about to welcome a new neighbor - a Subway outlet.

The Buffalo Planning Board, when it meets on Nov. 22, will consider a proposal from local architect Lawrence Senear, who has designed a 3,000-square-foot addition to the store, located at 211 Niagara St. The expanded area will house some additional beverage coolers, new retail space and a Subway franchise. It is Subway's third downtown Buffalo location to open in the past few years.

"It definitely fills a need in the neighborhood," Senear said. "There's been a lot of new projects around the station and the Subway will add to what's already being offered here."

The project has already been approved by the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals and with the expected planning board approval, construction could start within the next six weeks, Senear said.

"The owner is anxious to get this going as quickly as possible," he said.

The addition and Subway should be open by mid-winter.

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