From post office to medical office on Hamilton Mountain

Community Dec 19, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

Pharmacist hoping to transform Upper Gage building this summer

 By Mark Newman, News Staff

The owner of the former Canada Post building on Upper Gage and 7th Avenue is hoping for some good news early in the New Year.

Ayman El-Attar has been negotiating with three family doctors, two from Hamilton and one from Winnipeg, to relocate to the new walk-in medical clinic he is looking to set up in the old post office.

“We’ve had four meetings so far,” said the El-Attar, a city pharmacist and owner of the Daniel Drug Mart group of pharmacies on the Mountain.

El-Attar said once the doctors officially sign on to join the new facility, possibly by February, renovations to turn the building into a medical clinic should begin in May and wrap by the end of August.

“Hopefully by the summer we’ll have something up,” said El-Attar who is also aiming to get city planning approval for his $2 million development early next spring.

He said talks with two other physicians to move to the Mountain location fell through last spring and no work will begin at the site until he has a firm commitment from the doctors.

The new clinic will also include a pharmacy and there are future plans to include a laboratory, x-ray facilities and chiropractic care.

El-Attar purchased the 7,500 square foot post office in 2012.

From post office to medical office on Hamilton Mountain

Community Dec 19, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

Pharmacist hoping to transform Upper Gage building this summer

 By Mark Newman, News Staff

The owner of the former Canada Post building on Upper Gage and 7th Avenue is hoping for some good news early in the New Year.

Ayman El-Attar has been negotiating with three family doctors, two from Hamilton and one from Winnipeg, to relocate to the new walk-in medical clinic he is looking to set up in the old post office.

“We’ve had four meetings so far,” said the El-Attar, a city pharmacist and owner of the Daniel Drug Mart group of pharmacies on the Mountain.

El-Attar said once the doctors officially sign on to join the new facility, possibly by February, renovations to turn the building into a medical clinic should begin in May and wrap by the end of August.

“Hopefully by the summer we’ll have something up,” said El-Attar who is also aiming to get city planning approval for his $2 million development early next spring.

He said talks with two other physicians to move to the Mountain location fell through last spring and no work will begin at the site until he has a firm commitment from the doctors.

The new clinic will also include a pharmacy and there are future plans to include a laboratory, x-ray facilities and chiropractic care.

El-Attar purchased the 7,500 square foot post office in 2012.

From post office to medical office on Hamilton Mountain

Community Dec 19, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

Pharmacist hoping to transform Upper Gage building this summer

 By Mark Newman, News Staff

The owner of the former Canada Post building on Upper Gage and 7th Avenue is hoping for some good news early in the New Year.

Ayman El-Attar has been negotiating with three family doctors, two from Hamilton and one from Winnipeg, to relocate to the new walk-in medical clinic he is looking to set up in the old post office.

“We’ve had four meetings so far,” said the El-Attar, a city pharmacist and owner of the Daniel Drug Mart group of pharmacies on the Mountain.

El-Attar said once the doctors officially sign on to join the new facility, possibly by February, renovations to turn the building into a medical clinic should begin in May and wrap by the end of August.

“Hopefully by the summer we’ll have something up,” said El-Attar who is also aiming to get city planning approval for his $2 million development early next spring.

He said talks with two other physicians to move to the Mountain location fell through last spring and no work will begin at the site until he has a firm commitment from the doctors.

The new clinic will also include a pharmacy and there are future plans to include a laboratory, x-ray facilities and chiropractic care.

El-Attar purchased the 7,500 square foot post office in 2012.