Caprara Honda holds grand opening ceremony

Bill and Jan Cratsenberg look at cars in the showroom of the new F.X. Caprara Honda dealership during grand opening ceremonies Thursday afternoon in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Bill and Jan Cratsenberg look at cars in the showroom of the new F.X. Caprara Honda dealership during grand opening ceremonies Thursday afternoon in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

The newly opened F.X. Caprara Honda dealership on outer Bradley Street held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting event throughout the day Thursday. [Read more…]

June 2016: DBAs

DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office April 4 to April 28, 2016 [Read more…]

F.X. Caprara Honda is now open on Bradley Street

Employees and customers take to the showroom at the new F.X. Caprara Honda dealership, which opened Monday on Bradley Street, just off Interstate 81. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Employees and customers take to the showroom at the new F.X. Caprara Honda dealership, which opened Monday on Bradley Street, just off Interstate 81. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

They say nothing beats that new car smell, and the newly-opened F.X. Caprara Honda dealership on outer Bradley Street is ripe with it. [Read more…]

January 2016: What’s Happening Here?

F.X. Caprara Honda

With infrastructure work completed to give tenants access to utilities, the 88-acre corporate park recently achieved “shovel ready” status from Empire State Development. Park owner Purcell Construction Corp., Watertown, invested about $450,000 in design and infrastructure work to make water and sewer lines accessible at the site, ESD said in a news release. The site’s “shovel ready” certification means it meets utility requirements for businesses to move in. Purcell received a $125,000 grant from National Grid’s Shovel Ready Infrastructure program to help complete preparation work at the site, which has railroad access and space for about 20 businesses. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

With infrastructure work completed to give tenants access to utilities, the 88-acre corporate park recently achieved “shovel ready” status from Empire State Development. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

What: F.X. Caprara Honda dealership

Location: Outer Bradley Street corporate park, town of Pamelia. The Honda dealership is adjacent to the Exit 47 interchange off I-81 at the northern end of the park.

Owner: F.X. Caprara Car Cos. Co-owner Charles G. Caprara has been named to manage the Honda franchise

Developer: D.C. Building Systems

Site prep: Purcell Construction Corp.

Opening: April 1

Features: In addition to a state-of-the-art showroom, the 30,000-square-foot dealership includes a service center with 13 vehicle bays. The lot contains 421 parking spaces for inventory and customers. “We’re going to try to land 400 cars for opening day,” Mr. Caprara said. “I want color choices and every bit of available product.” The main entrance/exit is on Bradley Street for the dealership, which will be the only Honda franchise in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Local jobs: 60 full-time employees upon completion; several dozen construction jobs

Job fair: A job fair for open positions will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at The Workplace employment agency, 1000 Coffeen St. Job openings will soon be available for a variety of sales, service and administrative positions.

— Ken Eysaman, compiled from Watertown Daily Times staff reports.

Lack of snow curse for retailers, ski resorts, blessing for highway departments

A snowmobile for sale sits on green grass Friday on Route 11 in the Town of Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

A snowmobile for sale sits on green grass Friday on Route 11 in the Town of Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

The lack of snowfall in November and December has been a blessing for municipalities that have saved on fuel and road salt, but a curse for ski resorts and retailers of snowmobiles, snowshoes and other winter gear. [Read more…]