Businesses in the targeted "bulldozer zone" included the following 40+ firms! Plus, according to a news story Will New Hospital Force Utica Police To Move? Since the whole downtown hospital story is on a "slow roll", we're surly learn they believe it makes sense to bulldoze the City Courts too!
"My business and buildings aren't going anywhere! My son Josh is currently working to open his pizza shop out front. My plans are developing as well; adding onto my office equipment sales & service, and expanding into history-based tours and canal-era tourism.
Here's the list! So many more than described in this 2016 new article, "Building A New Hospital In Downtown Utica Would Likely Require Several Existing Businesses To Move" The media used the words, "
1. Park Outdoor Advertising Just installed (2017) a $500,000 digital billboard on this property.
2. Compassion Coalition Inc Continually expanded and has well over $200,000 of improvements.
4. Maugeri's Auto Body Active auto body repair shop.
5. ABC ChemDry
13. Labor Ready
Labor Ready was renting from Angela Elefante who owns the land and building, which was the former Greyhound Bus terminal. A new business, Enterprise Car rental, has just (April 2018) invested $300,000 and will open soon.
19. Kelly's closet
20. Plaza Deli
22. John Bosco House
30. Teasers II
36. The Columbia Bar is closed, (hey, consider opening it up, and help the Brewery District grow further!), however the upper floors have apartments that look occupied.
37. The Utica Police Department Newly expanded police campus, millions spent as part of the Gateway Project, but the hospital might take it all and bulldoze it...
38. Utica City Courts Hospital might also take this building...
39. Metzler Print Inc Multi-generational printer is solid, Erie canal-era, brick building, boarding alleyway that connects Columbia and Lafayette Streets.
40. Empire Bath & Kitchen Inc Not within current footprint, but then again reports or disclosure as to exact footprint have never been fully documented amid changing headlines and stories.
41. Italian restaurant has plans to open at 424 Lafayette Street, however the dark hospital clouds have slowed their buildout.
42. A State Street "Repro Car Sales" business is operating out of a city-owned building, at the corner of Oriskany Boulevard; formally the city's sign shop.
43. Numerous city-owned building and parcels, see details of each property tax number at List of City Owned Parcels. These representing Police and Courts facilities and parking, as well as other buildings, More Details, See A Map .
More on these businesses and other buildings to follow. Including news, views, and stories of people who live in this area. People, families, who are working to restore historic homes and properties. In the meantime, please connect with #NoHosapitalDowntown on Facebook.
February 5, 2016 - Adding to development now- new businesses are not waiting for - nor require - a new downtown hospital! This, as a new Dapper Dan dry cleaner location is to open in downtown Utica. Their new location is just 1/4 mile from where misguided leaders wish to bulldoze 34-acres #NHD applauds Dapper Dan for not only investing in downtown, but doing so in an old brick building!
We encourage others to head down to the Columbia and Lafayette Street district; make a purchase or perhaps look to develop a business and or building.