Construction for Erie Shore Landing, our new street of shops, has begun! About six months from now, Wayne ARC's headquarters building in Newark along the Erie Canal will have a new face and new shops – an ice cream shop, deli, cafe, and an updated printshop.
With the help of grants from The Golisano Foundation, Canal Corporation, and Empire State Development as well as support from the Village of Newark, Wayne ARC was able to secure funding for this innovative project.
The goal of this project is to provide meaningful retail jobs for more people in our community both with and without disabilities. With a training facility behind each of the shops, individuals with disabilities will be able to train and learn essential retail skills such as money counting, food preparation, and customer service.
As the Village of Newark strives to create a more vibrant downtown, Wayne ARC strives to assist in that effort. Utilizing our beautiful canal-front property to provide retail shops for tourists, boaters, and community members, we hope, will make Newark a more desired destination to live, work, and visit.
We are so excited to share this development with our community, and we invite you to follow along with the progress we are making each week. Contact us with any questions you may have about the project!
Jessica Blondell, our Community Relations Specialist, writes all of our blog posts to keep everyone who supports The Arc Wayne up-to-date with what the agency is doing in the community. Enjoy!