posted on February 28, 2014 17:22
There are new owners of the former W.T. Grant building in downtown Batavia and that means some new jobs in Batavia.
Tompkins Insurance and the Bank of Castile are expanding in the city with the purchase of 113-119 Main Street.
Tompkins President and CEO David Boyce says it has outgrown its current space at 90 Main Street. The space will contain a “care center” to field incoming calls from customers.
Boyce says he expects three initial hires with plans to expand more in the years to come.
“Since we’ve built the building on Main Street, we’ve had exponential growth of our companies, both the Bank of Castile and Tompkins Insurance,” he said. “We hope to have the same (success) over the next nine years. We don’t have one empty desk in our location at 90 Main Street.”
The company will be making major renovations to the second floor and expects to be in operation this summer.
WBTA, stationed at 113 Main Street, as well as Optique Optical and T-Shirts, Etc., are the main tenants. The closing date for purchase has not been set.