Dunn Tire has filed plans with the Town of Amherst for its proposed 10,500-square-foot store on Sheridan Drive.
The new store at 3424 Sheridan Drive is 50 percent larger than the company's existing store at 3045 Sheridan Drive in the Northtown Plaza. The new building, which currently houses Color-Tech Photo Lab, is just east of Sweet Home Road. The Town Board already has rezoned the property, and the town Zoning Board of Appeals has granted the required variances.
Dunn Tire proposes renovating the existing, single-story building and building an addition on the store's east side, at a cost of $1.5 million. The company would add 10 bays for vehicles, and the new property of slightly less than 1 acre allows for better parking and improved customer access.
The town Planning Board must vote on Dunn Tire's site plan for the project. Dunn Tire plans to close on the purchase by September and to start construction right away. The new store would open by spring 2018.