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Skateland deal involved more than $128,000 in back taxes

LOCKPORT – The owners of the Rainbow Roller Rink in North Tonawanda paid $141,000 for Skateland in Lockport, and also paid $128,459 in delinquent taxes and water, sewer and refuse fees, according to public documents disclosed Monday.

The sale closed late Friday, with the owners of the North Tonawanda rink, Maurice and Barbara Cooper, forming a new company called Mobarb to buy the closed Lockport roller rink from the Ferraro family of Batavia.

The purchase price for the facility and an adjoining lot was $141,000, but taxes from as far back as 2010 also had to be paid. The City Treasurer’s Office said it was presented a check for $91,454.95, while Niagara County received $37,004.41.

The Lincoln Avenue rink was assessed at $585,000, while the exttra lot was valued by the city at $48,800.

The Coopers have pledged to spruce up Skateland, which closed May 18, and reopen it this fall.

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