Amherst Lawsuit Leaves Bad Taste With Grover’s Bar & Grill

Nov. 6, 2018
The Town of Amherst plans to sue Grover's Bar & Grill, 9160 Transit Road in East Amherst, for encroaching onto town-owned property. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)
The Town of Amherst plans to sue Grover’s Bar & Grill, 9160 Transit Road in East Amherst, for encroaching onto town-owned property.

After Grover’s Bar & Grill did some work on the town-owned property for customer parking and garbage storage,  the Town of Amherst sent letters accusing the burger joint of violating state law and the town code for doing so without a permit.

Grover’s ignored the letters for months, according to the town, so now the town has filed a lawsuit against the East Amherst restaurant. The town seeks $1,000 a day, or as much as $1 million, in damages.

“I don’t even want to see all that applied,” Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa said of the potential damages. “What I actually want them to do is just figure out a way that we can come into compliance.”

Georgina Hartman said she has used the town’s property for the 30 years she’s owned the restaurant.

She said she doesn’t understand why town officials are cracking down now.
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One Response to “Amherst Lawsuit Leaves Bad Taste With Grover’s Bar & Grill”

  1. walt says:

    From what I have been told, several years ago, the owner’s attorney had requested permission to obtain a permit for the awning and was told that the building was already nonconforming do to being built many years ago and improvements and taking of land by the NYSDOT placed the front of the building within the NYSDOT right of way (Transit Rd). So they may have installed the awning anyway.

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