Lock 96 was purchased by Clifford Fuel on Thursday, January 26th. Lock 96 is a convenience store and CITGO gas station located at 3205 State Route 12 in Port Leyden.
With the addition of Lock 96, Clifford Fuel owns and operates 18 convenience stores and three full-serve gas stations. 17 of the stores are branded as Nice N Easy.
Lock 96 got its name from the Black River Canal system that ran from Rome to Lyons Falls. Lock 96 will offer the Clifford Fuel specific food program and will see some interior renovations. Port Leyden is a year round destination for snowmobilers and campers. The purchase of Lock 96 promotes the local, family friendly mission of Clifford Fuel.
Clifford Fuel has been serving Central New York for more than 50 years with convenient stores throughout the region. Lock 96 is open 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.