New life for old building

B y Jaime Thomas

The owner of the building that houses the former Edwards Market on East Main Street in Granville recently confirmed future plans for the spot.

On Friday, Joe Thomas, the owner and president of Positive Energy NY LLC, said he is working very slowly on fixing up the building, which is slated to become a market.

“We will eventually be opening up a meat market, deli and grocer, but it’ll be heavy on the meat market,” Thomas said.

He said once the space is renovated, he will lease it to the entrepreneurs who are going to be running it. These include Thomas’s wife Jennifer Kelley and a second partner.

Work is visibly being done on the building and has been for several months. Because Thomas’s company is in the midst of other projects, though, they are only able to work on the Main Street site sporadically.

“We’re working very slowly. It’s a long-term, ongoing project; we’re working on it as we can get to it,” Thomas said. He did say he expects the building to be complete within the next year.

As far as restorations, Thomas said his workers are doing a little of everything. Months ago Thomas’s crew rebuilt the roof, and they’re now getting ready to put new caps on top of the brick walls.They had to jack up the building during the winter, in order to make the floors level again, and did other work as well.

He originally purchased the building in the fall of 2011 for $45,000; the previous market closed roughly six years ago. This past fall, after he renovated a large section of the building, part of the space reopened as Edwards Liquor Warehouse, owned by Shena Carty.

“That was an integral part of the former Edwards Market. We sectioned it off and redid it,” Thomas said. The liquor store measures about 2,500 square feet, while the future meat market area will take up about 3,500 square feet.

He said there’s still much work to be done, but since he’ll be working between other projects he can’t give a finish date.

 

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