Posted on May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019– North Tonawanda, NY – Building owner and Developer Ralph Dailey (Managing Partner of WebsterNT LLC) unveils plans to renovate a 130 year old historic building located at 54 Webster Street, in the City’s commerce and entertainment district. Dailey has chosen Concept Construction Corp. as Construction Manager to oversee the project and is working closely with his design team at Fontanese Folts Aubrecht Ernst Architects. Together with input and direction from the building owner, the redesigned structure is the perfect mixed used facility.
Built in 1888, the building is directly across the street from the historic Riviera Theatre. In 1928 it was purchased by the G.C. Murphy Co. five and dime department store. Most recently home to the former North Tonawanda History Museum, the building is being reborn. Consistent with the City’s revitalization efforts, the structure will be completely reconstructed, with upgrades and renovations to both the interior and exterior. Anchored by a brand-new SPoT COFFEE on the ground level, the spacious 2,500 sq. ft. cafe will feature views of the original interior brick walls not seen in over 100 years. Exposed heavy timber construction, original wooden rafters and steel frame ceiling joists will complement the open décor, adding to the comfort experience along with the newly installed room centric fireplace.
Future tenants may include a mix of medical and professional office, retail, restaurant and residential spaces. The plans call for a unique blend of exposing and highlighting traditional old-world construction methods with new modern building materials and technologies. The 2-story, 41,000 square foot, multi-million-dollar renovation project hopes to become a cornerstone property in support of the redevelopment efforts of North Tonawanda’s MomeNTum initiative.
For more information on “DestinatioNT” or to find out more about Concept Construction and its services please contact Vince Ricotta or visit our website at www.conceptconstruction.com