Ribbon-Cutting Held For Eventz By Scott Downtown Location

Eventz By Scott held an official ribbon cutting for Scott Mekus’ party planning company. In attendance were Vince DeJoy, director of development; Lisa Hatch, Jamestown Renaissance Corp.; and Jacqueline Chiarot-Phelps, regional director for Rep. Tom Reed. P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson

Eventz By Scott has found its home.

The event planning agency founded by Scott Mekus held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday at Venue 31 located at 31 North Main St in Jamestown.

“We are very fortunate to be a part of the downtown Jamestown vibe as business owners and landlords,” Mekus said. “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.”

Eventz By Scott is a full-service planning company that specializes in planning all types of parties. The company previously operated without a central office or venue.

Mekus and his partner, Bill Burley, purchased the two-story building that was formerly Carson Jewelers that was originally built in 1910.

Mekus and company renovated the building over the last year to prepare for business and the grand opening. The remodeled space includes an all occasion banquet room know as Venue 31 that features a staging/prep area, two bathrooms and an office. The banquet hall can hold up to 60 people that is ideal for birthdays, anniversaries, surprise parties, showers, corporate meetings and craft or club parties In one room there is a fireplace, mantle, a smart TV and access to an ice machine.

The overhaul of the building was made possible by a local grant from the city of Jamestown CDBG program and a grant from the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation Building and Business Improvement Grant.

One aspect of the interior design that Mekus emphasized was the black and white photo wall mural of Jamestown’s historical Present’s Jewelry which was previously located in the same building years ago.

The grand opening featured services from local businesses as way to give the ceremony a “neighborhood feel” theme. Food was provided by the Cherry Lounge, the Havana Cuban Cafe and the Gypsy Moon Cake Company. Also included was artwork for sale from Gary Peters Jr. and Jon Elders Production provided photography.

In attendance were representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, as well as Vince DeJoy, director of development, Lisa Hatch, Jamestown Renaissance Corp. and Jacqueline Chiarot-Phelps, regional director for Congressman Tom Reed.

Mekus wanted to thank several local businesses for their help and support: City of Jamestown Department of Development, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Community Bank, N.A., 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.

For more information, visit www.eventzbyscott.com.

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