long-vacant building as its new headquarters. A one time Wendy's restaurant is getting a 1,500 sq.ft second floor addition, a new façade and a balcony overlooking Main Street.
The revamped Main Street building, designed by Carmina Wood Morris, P.C., will feature a stone base, metal panels, a sun shade system and clear glass windows. There will be a two-story light well/atrium which will allow sunlight to penetrate the interior and rear of the space. Lamparelli Construction is the contractor.
The Martin Group
, a full-service marketing communications firm, purchased the building in January 2008. A ceremonial ground-breaking was held later that year but work never started.
Rather than building out its new home, the company moved from Court Street to the New Era headquarters on Delaware Avenue in May 2009. New Era's expanding downtown workforce necessitated The Martin Group's to recently take temporary residency at 487 Main Street. That building, two doors down from 477 Main, is owned by Carmina Wood Morris. The interior design, architecture, engineering and planning firm renovated the former McDonald's for its own offices in 2005.
The Martin Group expects to settle into its new home this fall.