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LOCKPORT – An aesthetician, an acupuncturist and a massage therapist are expected to set up shop by May 1 in former office space in a Lockport machine shop.

The city Planning Board unanimously approved its recommendation for the businesses Monday and sent the matter to the Common Council, which is expected to hold a public hearing and a vote on a special-use permit March 20.

Gary Sauls, owner of the 40,000-square-foot building at 193 Grand St. that houses E&R Machine, said 1,600 square feet will be used by the “alternative healing services.” Sauls said the aesthetician is his daughter-in-law, who will be moving her office from Newfane.

Also March 20, the Council will hold a public hearing and vote on the permit sought by Imagine Community Garden to open 25 plots of vegetables, flowers and herbs in three vacant lots on Washburn Street. That not-for-profit project won the Planning Board’s approval Monday.