Commerce Building


32 Public Square




By Emily Griffin | July 11, 2019 at 4:47 PM EDT – Updated July 11 at 8:16 PM
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – Brian Murray, chief executive officer of Washington Street Properties, is selling five buildings in downtown Watertown:
– 26-44 Public Square (the Commerce building, including the Cornerstone Cafe, Cook’s Manufacturing Jewelers, and NBC Watertown)
– 104 Court Street (Thrifted, North Country Custom)
– 124-132 Franklin Street (Autumn’s Custom Gift Shop, Wonderland Tattoo Factory, Pegasus Hobbies)
– 18 and 22 Public Square (Speak Easy Hair Salon, Town Barber)
The buyers are Jake Johnson and his wife, Katie.
Jake Johnson says they’ve been wanting to get their hands on some downtown properties for a long time.

He also owns the remaining Van Duzee Warehouse