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Tenant of prime East Amherst corner remains under wraps, but it's not Chick-fil-A

Something is coming to the corner of Transit and Maple roads, but it won't be a Chick-fil-A.

Benderson Development Co. has filed plans with the Town of Amherst for a 7,200-square-foot restaurant or retail shop, with a drive-thru, at 8100 Transit Road.

The Buffalo News previously reported Chick-fil-A was eyeing the high-traffic East Amherst location for one of its restaurants.

Benderson officials are tight-lipped about the tenant, but they've told the town it won't be the Atlanta-based purveyor of chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, said Ellen Kost, Amherst's assistant planning director.

A Chick-fil-A opened late last year at Walden Avenue and Anderson Road in Cheektowaga. The company plans a second location at Transit and Losson roads, also in Cheektowaga.

Benderson bought the former Sunoco gas station at 8100 Transit in September 2017. The Amherst Town Board last month voted to rezone the property from motor services to general business. The town Planning Board will review Benderson's site plan at its June 20 meeting.

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