Budweys in North Tonawanda, Newfane won’t be sold


NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The owner of Budweys Supermarkets has changed his mind and won’t be selling his two remaining stores in North Tonawanda and Newfane.

Last year, Frank Budwey announced plans to sell all three of his stores to Olean Wholesale. But so far, only the Kenmore location has been converted into a Dash’s Market.

On Thursday, Budwey said the deal “is something in good conscience I could not permit.” When the deal was initially announced, Budwey said it was part of his succession plan and that “I have a couple grandchildren I’d like to spend a little more time with.”

But now he says he’s not ready to retire. He says the sale of the store in Kenmore will allow him to devote more time and effort to his remaining locations in Newfane and North Tonawanda.

His grandmother opened the first store in 1922 in North Tonawanda, and Budwey took over in 1971.

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