NOCO Express celebrates grand opening of newest City of Buffalo store | Business
Today, NOCO Express officially celebrated the grand opening of its newest City of Buffalo location at 2058 Delaware Avenue, at the corner of Amherst Street. The family-owned and locally-operated gasoline convenience chain purchased the former Sunoco location in 2016 and recently completed an extensive three month interior and exterior remodel. The store, which was closed during the renovations, debuts a complete redesign and new fuel assets in addition to enhanced fresh and convenient food offerings.
“As a company founded and based right here in Western New York, we are excited to open our third Express location within the City of Buffalo,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “NOCO continues to grow and enhance our convenience store model to provide our guests with more on-the-go amenities to meet their changing fuel and fresh food needs.”
“I’m pleased to see the transformation of this site into a NOCO Express, which is owned by a local company. NOCO’s investment in this highly-visible location is good for Delaware Avenue and this neighborhood,” said Mayor Byron W. Brown.
The renovation included the addition of 500 square feet of retail space, bringing the store’s total footprint to 2,400 square feet. The Delaware and Amherst store features a variety of meal options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tim Hortons, open 24 hours daily, carries a limited menu offering and features a selection of coffees, specialty beverages, and baked goods available for take-out and at the new drive-thru.
NOCO’s signature Nickel City Foods are available throughout the day offering customers a variety of freshly prepared and pre-packaged sandwiches, salads, wraps and snack packs. Customers will also find an expanded variety of beverages including full selections of energy and coffee drinks, flavored waters and a full craft beer selection, featuring a variety from local breweries.
“This store focuses on fresh food, not just salty and high sugar items, to meet our customers’ increased demand for healthier items,” continued DeFilippis. “We are especially proud to offer a ‘better for you’ section which will continue to evolve as new healthy products are introduced.”
Outside the store’s exterior has also been completely updated. A brand new gas canopy with state-of-the-art fuel dispensers and lighting was also installed. Customers now have the option to select from E-85, 87 and 93 octanes along with diesel when filling up their vehicles.
Open 24 hours daily, the Delaware and Amherst NOCO Express employs eight people.