Washington Street Properties announces 20 business tenants in downtown Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY – Washington Street Properties, the area’s premier
provider of commercial space and apartments, announced today that they have secured 20 new commercial tenants for their properties in Downtown Watertown since January of 2018.

The firm continues to see a strong demand from entrepreneurs who want to locate their businesses in Downtown, and especially near Public Square.

Jess Renzi, Director of Commercial Leasing for Washington Street Properties, has worked with numerous companies over the past year to help them identify the best locations. She has observed that organizations are continuing to choose the Downtown area. “People want to be centrally located, and there are more amenities and opportunities for people than ever before in Public Square,” she said.

“Over the next year, as additional investments and improvements are made, we expect even more companies and startups to locate here,” Mrs. Renzi added. “People are starting to believe in Downtown again, and we are so excited to be a part of this revitalization.”

The following are some of the tenants that have either relocated to Downtown or opened new businesses there over the past year:

ABC 50 WWTI (107 Court Street) is owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., one of the largest Television Broadcasters in the county. 1 out of every 5 households in the U.S. receives vital news and community projects from a Nexstar station. WWTI signed on the air in 1988 celebrating 30 years in television broadcasting.

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Northern New York (146L Arsenal St., # 9) provides vision rehabilitation services to residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties who are legally blind, have low vision, or are visually impaired. For more information call 315.782.2451.

C Marketing Inc. (34 Public Sq., Suite 5) is a start-up Marketing firm that expands with young determined entrepreneurs. Our award-winning management training program produces exceedingly capable entrepreneurs that bring companies the consistent results they’ve been looking for.

Cornerstone Café (32 Public Square) is a fast, casual eating concept offering many unique to the area dishes focused on a lighter lunch fare. Eat in with a great view of the historic square or take out available. Daily seasonal features available Monday through Friday 11am-5:30pm.

CreekSide Counseling Services (34 Public Square, Suite 14) believes that problems represent an opportunity for personal growth and that mental health counseling is a positive approach to dealing with life’s challenges and transitions. For more information please call 315-343-3344.

Downtown Julie Brown Marketplace (40 Public Square) is a veteran-owned market opening soon that offers customers the opportunity to shop local vendors in one place. This hip, fun, breath of fresh air store boasts 24 inspiring and talented mini-sized boutique owners including the owner’s own Fancy Fox Boutique.

JRC (146L Arsenal St., Suite 12) The ARC Jefferson-St. Lawrence County provides support to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and part of our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people we support. One way this is accomplished is by providing inclusionary opportunities in the Watertown and surrounding areas. We are happy to be a part of the downtown area and more information can be found on our website www.thejrc.org

Lebaudy Law Firm (215 Washington St., Suite 5) specializes strictly in real estate transactions representing sellers, buyers and lenders. The office has an experienced staff in both Watertown and in Oswego. Attorney Diego Lebaudy has been conducting closings in Jefferson County since 2004. For more information call 315-681-4790.

LIFEPlan CCO NY (215 Washington St., Suite 12) is a provider-led care coordination organization (CCO) founded by Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Utica and the Center for Disability Services in Albany. LIFEPlan CCO will be providing Health Home Care Management to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across a 38-county region including Central and Northern New York. LIFEPlan supports about 650 members through their Watertown team of 25 staff. If you or a family member has a developmental disability and needs help accessing services, please call LIFEPlan at (315) 565-2612.

Movement Mortgage (95 Public Square, Suite 204) is a national mortgage bank that provides mortgage loans to home buyers and those in need of refinance. Our process is one of a kind and our “Movement” is to make a difference in our communities! Our commitment to excellence is our commitment to our clients. We are excited to be downtown! For more information please call 315-727-2154.

Natalie Sparacino (146L Arsenal St., # 11) is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist Specializing in Medical Treatment. She can be reached at 315-286-3660.

Revolt Visual (95 Public Square, Suite 204) is a team of award-winning designers and product developers that create digital products and brand identities for our clients. We work with clients to build comprehensive, thoughtful, and purpose-driven experience!

Simply Sweets (105 Court Street) Simply Sweets, Watertown’s PREMIER ice cream and sweet shoppe, has taken over the space formerly occupied by Waterbury Jewelers in ABC50 plaza. Showcasing a wide variety of Perry’s ice cream, frozen custard, a candy counter, homemade chocolate covered treats, fudge, and so much more, there is something for everyone! We also create custom ice cream cakes and cupcakes, host events, and have an ice cream cart that we can set up at your event.

Speakeasy Hair Studio (22 Public Square) is a 1920’s mobster themed hair salon that specializes in men and women’s hair. We offer specialty color services such as balayage and color melts and we offer smoothing and texturizing services. For more information or to make an appointment call 315-779-0961.

Town Barber (18 Public Square) is a veteran-owned business that offers classic cuts, skin fades, and hot towel shaves in the heart of downtown. Open 9-6, Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays 8-3.

Additional new commercial tenants that have located in Downtown Watertown include the following:

• CollMech Research (34 Public Square, Suite 4)
• Sweet Sally’s (20 Public Square)
• Two Hearts Jewelers (34 Public Square, Suite 17)
• Wonderland Ink Factory (128 Franklin Street)
• Colbert Philippe (34 Public Square, Suite 21)

About Washington Street Properties
Washington Street Properties is a commercial real estate investment and management company. The firm has experienced tremendous growth and success through a value-add approach, focusing on the turnaround of underperforming commercial properties and apartments. Headquartered in Watertown, New York, Washington Street Properties has now been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States for five years in a row.