Why the Cayuga Nation is selling cigarettes at the Finger Lakes Drive-in

The Finger Lakes Drive-In is usually barren in broad daylight. But it wasn’t Wednesday afternoon, when two men were sitting under a tent at the edge of the Aurelius theater’s Clark Street Road entrance, advertising Seneca cigarettes for sale. The men’s presence at the drive-in appears related to a recent transaction between the theater’s owner, Paul Meyer, and the nation. According to Cayuga County property records, Meyer’s Finger Lakes Drive-In LLC recently sold a 1.19-acre lot behind the drive-in to the nation for $0.

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