Thursday, March 17, 2016

WDT: Businessman Buys Northland Building

    Local businessman Dick Alexander has purchased the former Northland Electric building on Bradley Street for $347K He tells the WDT he plans to use the building for renting office space and as a business incubator.
      Mr. Alexander owns different properties including a motel and restaurant on Arsenal Street. He also owns an abandoned indusrial building next to the Vanduzee site.
      It's good to see the Bradley Street property change hands. It has been long vacant. At one time hundreds of people worked there.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/local-businessman-buys-former-northland-plant-on-bradley--20160317

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see that the state is screwing with businesses again based on the medical marijuana laws. Apparently just because pot is illegal on the federal level, its not good enough for the state and employees are not allowed to hold it against employees that they are breaking federal law.

I see that the city that's "open for business", has tabled a reasonable sign variance request and is trying to hold a new business to an agreement that was entered 60 years ago by other parties before the city sign laws were updated. Such a nice city to do business in. I am sure the parties involved do not have anything better to do then go to numerous meetings and beg for permission.

Meanwhile, the same planning board has made stupid concessions on set backs for the same project.

Anonymous said...

Is he the same Alexander whose father chairs the JCIDA? Bldg on Bradley needs a new roof, and if my memory serves me correctly COULD NOT be used for storage because of the Sprinkler system, we'll see what happens here.......

Anonymous said...

No its not

Anonymous said...

Is this "Alexander's" father the Donald of Watertown? If so, what INSIDE INFORMATION might he have been given? Maybe something to do with the fact that FX Caprara is building down the road from this building and some kind of "other" business is interested in locating nearby? Now....who might know things like this if not the
Donald himself (and now his "offspring"?) Since the Donald works for government, isn't it illegal to give such inside information to ANYONE? But especially not a relative.
And IF this Alexander IS his son, will the County/City investigate this shady deal(if there is one)???

Anonymous said...

A new business incubator. Wonder if it will get a PILOT like the government run WCBI.

Anonymous said...

Idiots. Richard Alexander used to own the Best Western. He owns Ricardo's restaurant on Arsenal Street.