This fall for the first time in about a decade, a new organization or business will be in the current location of Infinity Visual and Performing Arts.
Infinity is located at 115 E. Third St., but will be moving across the street to the ground floor of the Lynn Building at 301 E. Second St. The musical organization is moving for more space to fit its increasing membership.
With the group's planned move, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, said city officials are seeking parties interested in moving into the 8,695-square-foot space. When Infinity started its lease with the city-owned complex, there was space for two businesses or organizations.
"When the other tenant left, Infinity leased the other space in the building too," he said. "It has been fully renovated during the past several years with a new utility system, district heating and a new air-conditioning system."
Teresi said the city is mainly interested in finding one tenant to rent the entire space. However, if two quality tenants are interested the area could be renovated back to its former look with a central entrance, a shared common area and two separate office spaces.
"We will negotiate with any tenant who wants do their own improvements or wants us to do them," he said. "We have several parties who have shown interest in the space. One in particular is showing a lot of interest in the space."
Teresi said city officials are gearing their search toward an organization or business that will complement the downtown arts and entertainment scene.
"That is our hope and priority, but at the end of the day, it is a financial situation so we want a tenant in the building," he said. "Twenty-five thousand (dollars) is generated a year (by the location) to benefit city taxpayers."
Teresi said Infinity leaving the space is bittersweet because they city doesn't want to lose the organization as a quality tenant, but city officials understand it is great the musical group needs more space.
"We understand the growth of Infinity as an organization is a positive thing with them having outgrown the space in the parking ramp and we are happy for them that they found a good fit in downtown Jamestown that positions them well as an organization to continue to grow in the future," he said.
Anyone interested in leasing the location can call Vince DeJoy, Jamestown development director, at 483-7541 or Jim Olson, city clerk and financial services director, at 483-7581.