A Fine View For Some Fine Arts

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series of articles looking at different developments in Jamestown’s upper floors. Previous upper floor stories included one on the Willow Bay Commerce Center, 21 E. Third St., and on the renovations done on the building where the Hall & Piazza law offices are located at 24 E. Third St.

The best seat for events at the Wintergarden Plaza in Jamestown might not be from the outdoor patio at the Wine Cellar or along the Main Street sidewalk, but across the way in the upper floor apartment of 318 N. Main St.

The apartment sits above Mason Fine Arts. Tom Mason, owner of the building housing his business and the apartment, said he bought the building in 2005. At first, Mason renovated the downstairs for his business and then the upstairs for an art studio.

However, after meeting with Jason Stronz, past executive director for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Mason developed the upper floor into an apartment for young professionals looking to live in downtown Jamestown.

”This is a window to Main Street,” Mason said looking out the picture windows in the upper floor apartment. ”It is absolutely close to everything. You are within walking distance from many destination in the city.”

The Wintergarden Plaza is across the street where music is played during a concert series on Thursdays. Also, during the Lucy Fest, movies starring Lucille Ball are played in the plaza.

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”You get to see the movies during Lucy Fest that play over there,” he said. ”You get to hear the musicians playing. Anything going on, you get to see it and hear it.”

The apartment has two bedrooms, electric heating, air conditioning, new stainless steel kitchen appliances, a washer and dryer, and plenty of natural light with several windows throughout the apartment. Mason said so far only one renter has lived in the apartment. He said the apartment might be available soon. Those interested can call 487-0829.

”I’m looking for a young professional. A doctor, nurse or teacher who wants to walk to work and doesn’t want to drive,” he said.