Just as it's demise took time, it's comeback will too, but there is some progress being noted on the Masonic Temple right next to 260 in downtown Watertown.
It's new owners, Augusta Withington and Robert Campany, are applying for a Restore NY grant as part of a multi million dollar fix up to build on stabilization work already done.
The owners have talked of a rathskeller style pub and eaterie in the basement area and performing arts on the second floor. There are already a couple of tenants on the first floor.
Like a lot of these type of projects, in the end it takes a special level of interest by people with means to get things going.
We will see what happens next.