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Crosby's convenience store coming to Amherst

Crosby's, a group of 45 convenience stores in the Southern Tier and Pennsylvania, is opening a store in Amherst, at the corner of Wehrle Drive and Union Road.

The stores are owned by The Reid Group Inc. of Lockport.

The new store, which will have a gas station, will celebrate its grand opening on May 11.

Here is the company's press release:


REID Stores Inc. OPENS NEW Crosby’s store IN AMHERST, NY

FEATURES: food & FuEL convenience, CORNER café & more

Reid Stores Inc. will be celebrating its new Crosby’s convenience store in Amherst, New York. The formal Grand Opening, with ribbon cutting and press event, will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012.

Located at 771 Wehrle Drive, Amherst, at the Union Road intersection, Crosby’s will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crosby’s brings convenience shopping, fuel and much more to the Amherst area.

The convenience store is a complete new build. The new store, which includes a pizzeria and Tim Hortons Cafe, will employ over 30 associates.

“Crosby’s strives to become part of the fabric of each community we call home,” said Doug Galli, Vice President and General Manager of Reid Stores. “Crosby’s is happy to provide the people of the Amherst area with exceptional customer service, a wide variety of snacks and convenience items. And, of course, we provide quality fuel for their travels, all in one place.”

Crosby’s features an expansive take-out menu as part of the Corner Café Pizzeria. The pizzeria offers fresh-baked pizza, made with Crosby’s own 100% whole milk mozzarella, served by the slice or whole.

 The Sub Shoppe offers patrons made-to-order hot or cold subs, made of the finest ingredients, all on Crosby’s own signature rolls.

 An exciting offering at the Amherst store is a f’real milkshake and smoothie machine. Customers can treat themselves with a tasty milkshake or watch the calories with a cool and equally tasty smoothie.

 The store will carry a wide selection of cold beverages, dairy and frozen food, competitively priced grocery items, as well as tobacco products and other amenities including an ATM, .49 cent money orders, prepaid wireless phone cards, gift cards and a full variety of NY lottery games.

 Tim Hortons will offer its popular 20 minute always fresh coffee and operate 24 hours a day.

 Crosby’s branded fuel, including diesel, will be available with convenient pay-at-the-pump option.

 As part of the Crosby’s grand opening celebration, JACK-FM will broadcast live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be special contests and giveaways, including a family four pack of tickets to Martin’s Fantasy Island.

 Fans of Crosby’s can find them on Facebook

 Reid Stores Inc., a division of The Reid Group, is headquartered in Brockport, New York. The company operates Crosby’s convenience stores throughout Northwest Pennsylvania and Upstate New York.

 The Reid Group, founded in 1922, is a full service independent motor fuel marketer, providing a comprehensive range of products and services for retail motor fuel outlets and convenience stores. The Lockport, New York-based company serves retail and commercial customers.


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