Cayuga Indian Tribe Buys Seneca County Convenience Store

Less expensive gas and cigarettes will be available in Seneca County Monday morning. The Cayuga Indian Nation of New York on Friday purchased the Mobil gas station and convenience store on Route 89 in Seneca Falls adjacent to Cayuga Lake State Park. The tribe bought the store for $220,000. In April, the Cayuga’s opened their first gas station and store in the Cayuga County town of Union Springs. Cayuga spokesman, Clinton Halftown, says the store will be called “Lakeside Trading” and will open Monday selling low-priced gasoline and cigarettes. A new state law takes effect on December 1st calling for the collection of taxes on goods and services sold to non-indians at tribal run businesses. The Cayuga’s have said in the past they will resist the states tax enforcement efforts. – Greg Cotterill for FingerLakes1.com


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