posted on August 24, 2010 14:51
The former Cristina’s Restaurant on Ellicott St., was opened to prospective new tenants this afternoon.
Representatives from a variety of local non-profit agencies toured what’s left of the building that burned two years.
The owner, Charles Brumsted, has offered to give the building away.
Agencies represented at the property showing this afternoon included: Genesee ARC, GCASA, GCC's Theatre Department and a representative from the proposed International Peace Garden in Batavia.
MaryAnn Arena from GCC suggested that the building might be shared with other local theatrical groups such as Batavia Players. Donna Saskowski, Executive Director of the ARC, said the agency is interrested in the site for possible manufacturing of products made by persons served by the ARC.
Brumsted says interested agencies must reply to his offer by this Thursday.