The Coalition for Responsible Economic Development for Grand Island claims the project would be "far too large" and "does not fit with the general character" of the community.
The facility is not intended for Amazon, Acquest CEO's said. But that doesn't mean he is closing the door on the online retailer.
The Erie County Industrial Development Agency has approved a sales tax break totaling $65,625 for Acquest Development Co.’s expansion project for a Black Rock maker of plastic chocolate molds. Tomric Systems, which also makes food packaging and distributes chocolate handling equipment throughout the United States and Canada, currently occupies 30,149 square feet in the former Buffalo Free Trade Zone
Crisis Services, the nonprofit operator of the region’s 24-hour emergency suicide-prevention hotline, has moved its offices to the Black Rock neighborhood, while selling its old building on Main Street to its new landlord. The agency, as of last month, is now ensconced in its new offices at 100 River Rock Drive, in a 51,000-square-foot building owned by Acquest Holdings.