SHARON – There is real development in downtown Sharon.
JCL Development is hosting a tour of its Sharon Buildings from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. The company, led by Jim Landino and his wife, Jen Krezeczowski, will open the doors to their properties to provide a behind-the-scenes look at their redevelopment efforts.
“We decided to hold this event because we believe it is important for the community to see what we are doing and understand our vision for Sharon and the Shenango Valley,” said Landino, who also runs JCL Energy, a company Sharon Transformers. “We are in the transformer business, not just at JCL Energy, but in the city of Sharon.”
The guided tour includes:
• The Armory, 49 S. Sharpsville Ave., circa 1905.
• The Applegate Center, 38-52 N. Sharpsville Ave., circa 1926.
• The Sunshine Home, 54 S. Sharpsville Ave., circa 1917.
• The corner block of Chestnut Avenue, 23 Chestnut Ave., early 1900s.
• The Harmony Development, 40 Vine Ave., circa 1900-03.
The visit will be followed by a reception at the Corinthian Banquet Center, 47 Vine Ave, Sharon, hosted by JCL Energy.
The tour begins at 3 p.m. at the Armory. The tour is co-organized by the Sharon Historical Society and the Sharon Rotary.
“We appreciate the respect that the JCL Development team has for the history and heritage of the town of Sharon,” said Taylor Galaska, president of the Sharon Historical Society. Galaska joined Sharon’s board in January.
Volunteers from the historical society will give the story behind the properties.
“These buildings add to the value of downtown Sharon,” Galaska said.
After the tour, JCL Energy invited Sharon’s new downtown development team, Sherris Moreira, Development Manager, and Courtney Cilli, Downtown Events Coordinator, to be available and meet with the public.
“I anticipate that we will do more tours like this in the future to generate interest in downtown Sharon, but also to help fill building spaces once word gets out,” said said Moreira. She added that recruiting new businesses is part of her mission, as well as retaining and supporting existing businesses in the city.
“The city appreciates the JCL team for starting this, and we will work with them and other building owners in the city to host more events like this in the future,” she said. declared.
The visit is free and open to the public but only 60 slots are available. Parking will be available on Railroad Street in the lot behind Cycle Life Studios and Evolve Gym.
To register for the tour or more details: www.eventbrite.com/e/jcl-sharon-building-tour-tickets-274452233017