Work is nearing completion on Ricotta & Visco's future home at the corner of Main and Mohawk streets. The law firm is redeveloping the long-vacant historic building for office use at a cost of $1.5 million. The 11,440 sq.ft. building was purchased by Ricotta & Visco last March.
According to project architect Dave Sutton of Dean Sutton Architects, the building interior will have a glass elevator, four story atrium and exposed brick walls. New Windows have been installed and the storefront windows along Main Street are being replaced.
Ricotta & Visco will move from leased space in Main Place Tower when the project is finished later this summer.
At the other end of the block, Kevin Helfer and Paul Lamparelli are starting to gut the interior of the former Rose Nails building at 535 Main. The four-story, circa-1851 building has 6,800 sq.ft. of space and is currently owned by New Jersey-based Seymour Investments. Helfter and Lamparelli have the building under contract.
"We have an early occupancy agreement and will close soon," says Helfer. "The first floor will be ready for build-out within a month or so."
Helfer's plans for the first floor will be tenant-driven. Residential space will occupy the building's upper floors. A second floor apartment would contain over 2,000 sq.ft. of living space. The third and fourth floors would contain two, two-story loft units.
535 Main is adjacent to the former Grever's Florist building. A restaurant is planned for that long-vacant, high profile building. More in a future post.