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Doctor's practice eyes former Alternative Brews site in Amherst

A physician has won approval from the Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals for his plans to move his family-medicine practice into the former Alternative Brews building on Sheridan Drive.

The area's first bar devoted to craft beer was closed by owner Paul Madsen on Dec. 2 after 22 years in operation at 3488 Sheridan Drive.

Alternative Brews, area's first craft beer bar, announces closing

Dr. Tajinder Pal Singh now has locations in Cheektowaga and Amherst. The building is under contract, according to a real-estate listing.

Singh needed an area variance because he plans to build out the rear corners of the one-story brick building, and a portion of that work extends several inches too close to a neighboring residential property.

Residents from the neighborhood behind the property who spoke at the Dec. 19 Zoning Board meeting tentatively welcomed Singh's practice.

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