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Bakery Salvage Corp., which received a decidedly hostile reaction when word got out it was thinking of relocating in Lackawanna, has abandoned that plan.

A brief letter to city officials Friday said, "We are no longer interested in pursuing relocation in Lackawanna."

The letter from David A. Olshan, vice president of the firm, gave no reason.

Contacted Friday, Olshan said he had no comment and hung up.

He had indicated to Lackawanna officials that if the firm wasn't wanted there it would look elsewhere.

Its current Chandler Street location in Buffalo has been the source of complaints from neighbors for years due to odors. It recently was shut down by the state Department of Environmental Conservation due to the problems.

Lackawanna Mayor Kathleen M. Staniszewski said that while the city certainly wants to attract business, she would not want to bring in anything "so offensive to residents."

The company, which converts stale bread products into animal feed, had been considering purchasing the former South Buffalo Railroad building at 2600 Hamburg Turnpike (Route 5).

The City Council went on record last Monday as opposed to the move.

The Council session scheduled for this Monday night to listen to the Bakery Salvage proposal has been canceled.

However, the Council will still meet at 6 p.m. for a work session regarding a cut in funding to the Economic Development Zone and state aid.

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