John Catsimatidis

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Billionaire John Catsimatidis stood in the snow of the vacant lot located at Kenmore Avenue and Niagara Falls Boulevard Tuesday, saying he still wants to put a gas station and a mini-mart on the site, but Amherst officials want to build a park instead.

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Manhattan billionaire John Catsimatidis said his fight with the Town of Amherst over a former gas station site is just another example of an anti-business atmosphere in New York State.

Brian Rusk

Efforts are underway to beautify five former Buffalo-area gas stations that have been closed for several years.