When Rite Aid Pharmacy moved into the Towne Garden Plaza on William Street a decade ago, many hailed it as another sign of Buffalo's urban renewal.
But fast forward to 1996 and the 6,000-square-foot pharmacy is out-of-date.
And, while Rite Aid wants to build a new store across the street from the plaza, the chain is running into interference from the board that governs the plaza.
Rite Aid wants to upgrade the store. Others see the company's actions as a blow to the 61,365-square-foot plaza. The debate, which is more than 18 months old, is coming back to the forefront as city officials are expected to soon take a second look at the Rite Aid plan.