Auto Sales Jump, SB Charter on the Move

March 19, 2013 Updated Mar 19, 2013 at 7:43 AM EDT

By Elizabeth Carey

March 19, 2013 Updated Mar 19, 2013 at 7:43 AM EDT

The Niagara Frontier Auto Dealers Association (NFADA) reports that February auto sales jumped two percent. 4,300 new cars were sold in WNY. For the first two months of the year, sales are up more than 13 percent. Auto sales typically in spike in February just after the Auto Show, but officials say customer traffic in most area showrooms is busier than usual. GMC truck sales jumped 57%. Buick saw a 38% increase in sales compared to last year. Ford sales are up 25%. Chevy doesn't report its numbers to the NFADA.

South Buffalo Charter School is on the move. Business First says the school has found a location for its new school, after a long search.
Plans calls for a proposed $25 million, 100,000-square-foot school to be built on South Ogden Street near Mineral Springs, at a former brownfield. Right now, South Buffalo Charter is leasing space on South Park Avenue. The school is working with the Erie County Industrial Development Agency on an incentive package for the project, a vote is expected in April.

North Tonawanda is about to get its only locally-owned independent pharmacy. The new Wurlitzer Family Pharmacy is set to open in the beginning of April at 521 Division Street, adjacent to Budweys.

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