It's been about three years since Walmart moved into its new Super Center on Transit Road in Lockport.  Since then the former Walmart building has sat vacant, but that will soon change.

Runnings Home, Farm and Outdoor Store will open their first Buffalo area location next year.  Runnings is a Marshall, Minnesota company that's been expanding over the past few years.  They expect to open their Lockport location early in 2019.

Runnings features sporting goods, clothing and footwear including Carhartt and Wrangler Brands, Stihl and Honda power equipment, even a seasonal greenhouse.  The new Lockport Runnings store could employ as many as 75 workers.

Runnings has a few other locations in New York State including Brockport and Canandaigua.