It seems that the owner of Chatham Printing & Copy Center has purchased Johnny's Ideal Printing--the business not the buildings--and plans to relocate the business to the ground floor of 25 North Fifth Street, a building owned by Galvan Asset Management.
At the end of a long evening, the Planning Board voted unanimously to waive a public hearing and grant site plan approval. What Gossips wanted to know was what was happening with the two buildings on Warren Street where Johnny's Ideal is now located. I asked Jason O'Toole, who, as the director of property management for Galvan, had presented the proposal to the Planning Board. He said didn't know. There wasn't a chance to ask the new owner of the business what he knew about the fate of the buildings, but whatever it may be, Gossips is prepared to assist in their restoration by directing the new owners to this image from the post card collection in the History Room of the Hudson Area Library. Those are the two Johnny's Ideal buildings at the lower left.
I shared this post card with someone recently and commented, "Too bad someone isn't wanting to restore them"--the Johnny's Ideal buildings. It may well be that someone soon will be wanting to do just that.
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