JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A popular Downtown Jamestown venue is planning to expand their footprint as part of a big renovation effort.
The Labyrinth Press Company, a café, bar and restaurant located at 4 East Fourth Street, has purchased an adjacent building to expand their dining room and kitchen space.
To aid in renovations, owner Jeff James and his business partners are seeking a $114,855 American Rescue Plan Act grant from the Jamestown Local Development Corporation.
Because the funding request was over $100,000, the allocation needs approval from Jamestown City Council. On Monday, James formally petitioned lawmakers and outlined his plans.
“I plan on making the full side over there, which is 600 square feet, kitchen space, there might be some customer area in the front, I’m not sure if it’s gonna be feasible or not,” explained James.
“Then, the second floor you’re talking about having a seating area there, and you’re going to have a New York Style Pizza where you can buy pizza by the slice, or you can buy pizza by the pie?” asked Councilman Jeff Russell.
“Yes, that’s my plan,” responded James.
In addition to the Labyrinth Press Company two other businesses, Panache Salon and Summit Wealth Management, are seeking funding, $167,105 and $108,705 respectively, for similar renovations at their perspective locations.
Next week, Jamestown City Council will formally vote to either approve or deny the allocations.