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Retail and apartments approved for site of video business in East Amherst

A developer has received approval to construct a mixed-used building of retail and apartments in East Amherst at a site that now hosts a small video business.

Paul Bliss of Bliss Construction plans to tear down the ranch-style house now on the 2-acre property at 6790 Main St., at Tennyson Terrace near Transit Road, and to construct a 29,665-square-foot building in its place. The building would include 11,900 square feet of retail space on the first floor and 12 high-end apartments on the second floor and a partial third floor.

Retail and apartments eyed for site of video business in East Amherst

Bliss Construction would move into the building and take half of the first floor.

The Amherst Planning Board approved the project last week.

Bliss attorney Sean Hopkins noted at the meeting that the developer had scaled back his proposal from an earlier version and had incorporated neighbors' input into the final design.

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