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Canadian distiller wins tax break on Niagara Falls plant

The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency granted a 15-year tax break to a Canadian liquor distiller Wednesday for a bottling and blending plant in Niagara Falls.

Anat Liquor, which received a similar tax break last year for a site in the NCIDA-controlled Vantage International Point industrial park in Wheatfield, plans to buy the former Harpor Paper Co., 2425 Hyde Park Blvd., as a blending and bottling facility.

Anat would use its Wheatfield location to process grain and local fruit for a line of flavored vodkas and other spirits, NCIDA Executive Director Susan C. Langdon said. Anat, however, has not yet closed on the Wheatfield site.

The $1.17 million Hyde Park Boulevard project would create 15 jobs. Anat would save almost $300,000 on property and sales taxes over 15 years, the NCIDA staff estimated.

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