UTICA – The first phase of a revitalization project in a downtown Utica building is now complete.
A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday at 662-666 Bleecker Street to unveil the newly renovated, mixed-use building at the corner of Bleecker and Mohawk streets.
Once completed, “The Bleecker” will have 15 apartments, two restaurants, a business conference center and a barbershop.
Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri says the developer, who hails from New York City, chose to invest in this project because he saw potential in Utica.
“'It won't happen in Utica, no one's going to come from Utica' – this is a gentleman right here that came not from Utica, but fell in love with Utica," Palmieri said. "He's put his money where his mouth is, where his heart is, and what we look at today is a resurrection of a building that meant so much to Utica for so many years.”
The apartments in The Bleecker are now available for rent.