Two downtown properties have now been sold to local interests. One is the Lincoln Building to businessman Brian Murray and the other is the Crystal Restaurant building sold to local landlord Ricky Frazier.
Let's hope the local ownership results in improvements to the aging buildings and in particular let's hope the Dephtereos family's stewardship of the Crystal continues unabated.
Downtown has made many strides in recent years and owners committed to incremental improvement of their property is key to addressing the buildings in need of work but not likely to be part of a major public sector initiative.
Watertown Daily Times | Crystal Restaurant building sold to local landlord