Woolworth building http://wrvo.org en Work begins soon to bring Watertown landmark back to life http://wrvo.org/post/work-begins-soon-bring-watertown-landmark-back-life <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The state of Watertown's historic Woolworth building tells you a lot about the health of the city. And for years, the message hasn't been good. But the vacant eyesore is on track to re-emerge as evidence of the downtown's steady improvement. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 04:08:07 +0000 Joanna Richards 47410 at http://wrvo.org Work begins soon to bring Watertown landmark back to life Watertown officials hopeful for redevelopment of the Woolworth building http://wrvo.org/post/watertown-officials-hopeful-redevelopment-woolworth-building <p>Watertown officials have been excited about the possibility of a redevelopment project for the Woolworth building downtown for several years. The building was once the site of a dry goods store where F.W. Woolworth began his retail career. In 1921, after launching his five-and-dime empire, he bought the property, demolished the old building there and built the existing structure. But for years now, it's sat vacant. A new owner purchased the building several years ago and had plans to develop the site, but now city officials worry those plans may be in jeopardy. WRVO's Joanna Richards has the story.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:01:48 +0000 Joanna Richards 13240 at http://wrvo.org Watertown officials hopeful for redevelopment of the Woolworth building