Northtown Auto’s Purchase of Amherst Synagogue to Ease Dent’s Parking Crunch

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From: The Buffalo News

“Northtown Automotive Cos. plans to convert a synagogue on Getzville Road in Amherst into administrative offices and an employee training center and to lease 300 parking spaces at the site to the nearby Dent Neurologic Institute.

The auto dealership revealed new details about its initial redevelopment plans for the property as the Amherst Town Board on Monday voted 4-1 to approve the rezoning that’s required before the congregation at Temple Beth Tzedek can sell its longtime home.

The temple and the dealership have been in talks for months over a sale of the 9-acre property at 621 Getzville Road, off Sheridan Drive, next to the Youngmann Expressway. Temple Beth Tzedek is seeking to sell the property because it has merged with another congregation, B’nai Shalom, which has a synagogue on North Forest Road, south of West Klein Road.”

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