New Use Planned for Old Shenanigan’s Bar in Binghamton
A space that had been home to a bar and nightclub on Binghamton's East Side for a couple of decades is being renovated for a completely different use.
A section of the Robinson Street Plaza where Shenanigan's had been located will soon be occupied by a program operated by Mother & Babies Perinatal Network.
Agency executive director Alicia Beekman said a family resource center is to use the space left vacant after Shenanigan's closed.
The center is to operate temporarily at the site while a new building for the program is constructed on land adjacent to the plaza.
Beekman said many families had taken advantage of the program when it was operated at the Mother & Babies site on State Street. That site recently closed when the agency moved its headquarters to Johnson City.
The drop-in center program offers activities for parents and children.
The owners of the Robinson Street Plaza are seeking permission to build a 5,520-square-foot structure off Whitney Avenue to the east of the existing complex.
Michael Maciak outlined the proposed project during a meeting of the Binghamton planning commission.
A public hearing on the plan is to be held on November 7.
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