With theater, retail, office and apartment space available, the Willow Bay Commerce Center offers a variety of services.
Built in 1921, the four-story, downtown Jamestown building has undergone renovations and has a new vision under the direction of its ownership group.
"I'd love to see (the building) full of Jamestown businesses and Jamestown people, entrepreneurs, so it's being an asset to the downtown area," said Jordan Spencer, who owns the center along with his wife, Kira, as well as Gary, Dawn, Jason and Billie Lynn.
The Willow Bay Commerce Center pictured above now features office and retail space as well as a ballroom for banquets.
The building has 2,500-square feet of retail space and 4,500-square feet of office space available. The owners, who purchased the center in June 2011, have worked with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation on a rental-incentive program for new entrepreneurs.
"That's something else that's an added incentive for anyone who's looking to come into downtown Jamestown," Spencer said. "With the retail space, we're willing to work with whoever comes to stay. It would be great for a retail store or business. It would be a great space for a restaurant. However, it would take more work to accommodate for that kind of a business."
The center has temporarily leased out space to Leslie Danks Burke, New York 23rd Congressional District candidate, for her campaign headquarters. The building houses a banquet facility used for receptions, seminars, meetings and more; and a lounge area.
On the center's third floor, eight to nine efficiency apartments will be made available.
Topped off by the 500-seat Crown Theatre, the building will host more entertainers after bringing in Jimmy Needham, Icon for Hire and other acts earlier this spring.
"The theater allows for so many other vast opportunities. The people who were here enjoyed the show a lot," Spencer said following the Needham concert. "They really left with a good taste in their mouths. There are a handful of other concerts in the works for the summer and into the fall."
For more information on the Willow Bay Commerce Center, visit willowbaycenter.com.