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GRIFFIN BUILDING – SIMEON’S RESTAURANT

The Italianate style building housed a soda and candy shop starting in the 1920s, then spent 40 years as a men’s clothing store. It opened as a bar called Simeon’s in 1975, and became a full service restaurant in 1986. The rebuild maintained most of the original 1871 design with the addition of an elevator and five remodeled, one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments.

Taitem provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design for the full renovation of this historic building at the entrance to the Ithaca Commons. The scope included a new elevator in the existing building, re-work of the sprinkler system, and air source heat pumps for heating and cooling.

LOCATION Ithaca, NY
YEAR 2016
SQUARE FOOTAGE 9,000 SF
PROJECT COST $2 million