Saturday, November 28, 2015

WDT: Paddock Arcade entrepreneurs get new customers on Small Business Saturday

       Looks like the shop local effort in downtown went well today and Councilman-elect Cody Horbacz is so far showing involvement in the doings of the community. We need Council Members doing this and not just the Mayor. Years ago Council Members did all of this.
       We all hope January brings enthusiasm to the conduct of public affairs at 245.
Watertown Daily Times | Paddock Arcade entrepreneurs get new customers on Small Business Saturday

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jeff, what's with the numbers lately when you're posting about a location? The 245, 250, 175? Need a GPS to figure out what building you're talking about.

Anonymous said...

Walked through the Arcade about 4:30 Saturday afternoon. I was the only customer except for a few drinkers at Paddock Club. I was amazed at several things:
1. The musty smell.
2. The empty stores.
3. Remaining stores closed.
4. The balcony---a walk down memory lane. More empty spaces. Doors & windows straight from the 1930s or earlier.
5. This is the "new downtown?" Looks like an old, moldy, smelly remnant from the past.
6. Even the professional offices--insurance and a lawyer's office---looked shabby, outdated and clearly unprofessional. Both "call for appointments." Where is the pride.

Anonymous said...

I neglected to say:
1. The old Ag Building needs a good cleaning.
2. Flags outside a bank were in shreds.
3. One diner adjacent to the Arcade was closed, of course, but reminiscent of another era but without the charm of the Crystal. Just old.
4. The BRVC--- good luck to its new owners. Whatever it costs to revitalize is money denied locals in need.
Enough said.
5. The Masonic Temple---being held together by chicken wire ?

No, I'm not trying to be a nattering negative. Jusdt an observer who remembers the glory days of the Square. Just call me disappointed and disgusted with talk of downtown "revitalization" when it is anything but all inclusive.

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with 12:01. A recent wall through the Arcade was disappointing. Sad, afraid sooner or later the Arcade will be just a memory. Maybe new construction of Mercy lot and the old Woolworth building will spur activity.

Anonymous said...

who owns the arcade

Anonymous said...

Number 6 - 'professional offices' on the 2nd floor.

Ha!

Though I have to agree with the honest reviews.
The glory days of the Paddock Arcade are gone forever. Johnny D's puts out a damn good Elvis burger, but that place is one of the few highlights left in there.

Anonymous said...

Again---who owns the Arcade????

Anonymous said...

no one professional thats for sure 346