Eventz by Scott Opens Venue 31

A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, February 23 at 31 Main to announce the opening of Venue 31 and the Eventz by Scott’s office. Renovation grants were provided by the City of Jamestown Department of Development CDBG Program and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation Building and Business Improvement Program. Photo by John Elder.

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Local event planner Scott Mekus recently held his grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration this past Friday at Venue 31 located at 31 North Main Street in Jamestown.

Building owners and landlords Mekus and his partner Bill Burley bought the former Carlson Jewelers two-story historical unit under the B & S Rental Properties, LLC title in January 2017. The original building was established in 1910 and now is named 31 Main.

After a year of renovation, the remodeled space includes an all occasion banquet room known as Venue 31, an attached staging/prep area, two bathrooms and the Eventz by Scott office. Within the rentable modern space, there is a fireplace, mantle, smart TV and ice machine access.

The building also has two rented apartments on the second floor.

Venue 31 can hold up to sixty people seated and more for other types of events. The space is ideal for birthday, anniversary and surprise parties, showers, corporate meetings, craft/club parties and other small events.

With the local grant assistance from the City of Jamestown CDBG Program and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation Building and Business Improvement Grant for the overall renovation, the iconic building now sports a new, lighted vaudeville 31 Main sign that hangs horizontally along Main Street.

“We are very fortunate to be a part of the downtown Jamestown vibe as business owners and landlords,” said Mekus. “Everyone has been so welcoming and we both appreciate the support, guidance and multiple collaborations through this process. Jamestown is back on the map and we look forward to seeing all the exciting things happening in our town we call home.”

A special part of the interior design includes a black and white photo wall mural of Jamestown’s historical Present’s Jewelry which was located in the same building decades earlier. The words 31 Main also adorn the mural which were purchased from the Reg Lenna after they updated their exterior marquee to a digital format.

Grand opening guest speakers included Vince DeJoy, City of Jamestown Director of Development; Lisa Hatch, Jamestown Renaissance Center Executive Director; Guy DiTonto, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Director of Member Services and Jacqueline Chiarot-Phelps, Regional Director for Congressman Tom Reed.

The event also included a nearby “neighborhood feel” with food provided by Havana Cuban Café, Cherry Lounge, Harvest Café and Gypsy Moon Cake Company, music compliments of Steve Trapani of Collector’s Paradise, artwork for sale provided by local artist Gary Peters, Jr., and photography by Jon Elder Productions.

The owners would like to thank the following organizations and companies that have helped make this project come to forwishen through their knowledge, insight and patience – City of Jamestown Department of Development, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Community Bank, N.A., Century 21 Turner Brokers, K and B Construction of WNY, Moonlight Electric of Jamestown, Burnett’s Flooring, Heritage Mechanical, Chautauqua Signs Company, Trinity Electric, Strickland Refrigeration, Jamestown Awning and Party Tents, Lamar Advertising, Kwik Solutions, 2nd Look Graphic Design and Fresh Press Studios, Inc.

Eventz by Scott is a full-service event planning company that specializes in all types of parties, weddings, carnivals, holiday events, community/corporate functions, fund raisers, scavenger hunts, event décor, face painting, costume characters, basket/balloon deliveries, household/estate sales and more.

For more information or to book/tour Venue 31, contact Mekus at (716) 720-0564, e-mail smekus@eventzbyscott.com or visit www.eventzbyscott.com.