LOCKPORT – After hearing from the owner of SubDelicious Wednesday about her desire to purchase an alley from the city for use as a parking area, the Common Council discussed the matter in executive session and then decided to refer the suggestion to the Traffic Advisory Committee rather than voting on it, Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said.
Kim Milani, the owner of the Locust Street sub shop, renewed her purchase request, but it met with reluctance. Alderman John Lombardi III suggested a lease.
“We have a problem with selling anything, because then we’d have to do it for others,” he said. Milani said she’d prefer to buy to protect herself from changing City Hall administrations.
McCaffrey said she received an email from Kelli Alaimo of E.A. Granchelli Developing, whose Niagara Frontier Mall next door to the SubDelicious building borders on the same alley. The mayor said Granchelli has encountered the same problem with lack of parking since rival developer David L. Ulrich fenced off a parking lot he owns Aug. 8 and refused to allow parking in it. After at first deciding to hear from Milani and Alaimo together next week, the Council changed its mind, withdrew the invitation and referred the matter to the committee, McCaffrey said.