NORWICH – For over a year, nearly half of the Tops Plaza on East Main Street in the City of Norwich has sat dark and vacant. Now, there’s new hope for the plaza, with new ownership taking charge to fill the wasted commercial space that has been a burden to a busy section of the downtown area.
Sale of the Tops Plaza was finalized at the end of the year to Katz Properties, a New York City based firm that holds title to more than 20 anchor grocery centers between Southern New Hampshire and Washington D.C., and as far west as Cleveland, Ohio. More locally, Katz Properties owns similar shopping plazas in Rochester and Utica. Tops Plaza in Norwich is the first the company has taken ownership of in the Southern Tier, according to Katz Properties owner Dan Katz, and it now joins the ranks of successful shopping centers all over the Northeast.