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Numbers are up. Would-be Wal-Mart lot for sale

   It's Annual Meeting Season.

- Mod-Pac focusing on areas promising growth, officials say - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News Modpac
   The company has recorded three consecutive quarterly profits, including a $20,000 profit in the first quarter of the current fiscal year.
   That’s a significant turnaround for a company that has lost money for four straight years, but executives would not predict Wednesday whether the company would end that losing streak this year.

- Astronics says profits up 143% in 1st quarter - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News
   Astronics Corp.’s first-quarter profits more than doubled, despite a drop in sales for the East Aurora aircraft lighting and electronics maker.

- Amid signs of improving demand, Sovran reports 1% rise in profits - David Robinson/The Buffalo News
   Sovran Self Storage’s first-quarter profits inched up by 1 percent, topping analysts’ forecasts, the Amherst-based real estate investment trust said Wednesday.

   Meanwhile, that drive-in theater that got itself torn down to make way for a Walmart? It's on the maket again.
- Buyer sought for drive-in site, adjacent shopping center in Evans - Jonathan D. Epstein/The Buffalo News
   The owner of the former Grandview Drive-In Theater in Evans has put the 17.7-acre property and an adjoining shopping center up for sale after community protests forced retailer Walmart to abandon plans for a supercenter on the vacant site.
   Miss the Grandview Drive-In? There's still one in Iowa.

-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News

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