Cortland Businessman Cuts Ribbon on Newly Redeveloped Plaza in DeWitt
A local developer and Cortland businessman celebrated the grand reopening of major shopping plaza in DeWitt yesterday.
The former Hechinger Plaza on Erie Blvd has several new tenants with more room to grow.
Bill Cleary who owns and operates multiple commercial businesses in the Cortland and Ithaca area including Pudgies Pizzeria is also a principal partner and owner in the former Hechinger plaza in DeWitt. The 24 acre plaza which sat idle for years has now been redeveloped into the DeWitt Town Center Plaza and has several new businesses.
Pella a door and window manufacturer has opened a new showroom in the plaza, Jreck Subs will open in early September in 1,700 square feet toward the back of the plaza, and Matthews Salon Spa will open in September in 1,100 square feet.
Other tenants in the new plaza include Harbor Freight and tools, Sky zone indoor fun park, Five Guys Burgers, Oreck, and a large Time Warner Cable Service Center.
Cleary who is a principle partner in Icon Companies which own the property says this is a great example of redeveloping a vacant commercial property while creating jobs.
The plaza received a major facelift, including lighting upgrades, new facades and parking lot repairs. Hechinger, a home improvement chain, closed its store at the plaza in 1999. A flea market, opened in the plaza in 2010, but survived only about a year.