Amherst Laser & Skin Care Center plans move to former Silverscape building
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An Amherst doctor specializing in skin care and other aesthetic medicine will relocate his practice to the former Silverscape Designs building at 264 North Pleasant St. early next year.
Dr. Robert Weitzman said he recently purchased the large yellow Victorian building, adjacent to Kendrick Park, with the intent of better serving his growing number of patients.
Weitzman’s practice, which he began in 2003, has been located inside the professional building at 196 North Pleasant St. The Silverscape building will more than triple the space to see patients, from 850 square feet to 2,600 square feet.
“We’ve outgrown our space. This will gain us a lot in efficiency,” Weitzman said.
The center offers a variety of services, including facials, botox and chemical peels, laser body sculpting, laser tattoo removal and other services.
Weitzman said he would like to be in the new space by Feb. 1, depending on the town’s permitting process. He said there will be plenty of on-site parking for customers.
Silverscape jewelry store had been at the location since the mid-1970s until it closed May 26. The business continues to operate a store in Northampton.
Weiztman said it is important to maintain the striking yellow building’s presence downtown. “I want to be the good Amherst citizen and bring good energy to that end of North Pleasant Street,” Weitzman said.
Tony Maroulis, executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, said Silverscape will continue to be missed, but that Amherst Laser & Skin Care Center will be a good fit.
“Any business that brings people to downtown is a net positive for the town,” Maroulis said.
Weitzman’s Winter Lights Properties LLC purchased the building for $717,500 from D.P. Holdings Inc.