Main Street Cultural Center


The opening of this newly imagined space is a catalyst for development in the rural town of Utica. The site, a corner lot in downtown Utica at the intersection of White Oak Street and Main Street, hasn’t been a viable business for more than two decades. Through this renovation project, this space will now provide a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and an intimate venue for the presentation of music, film, and multidisciplinary performance and visual art. It will serve as Sipp Culture’s primary presenting venue for year-round arts programming.

The project includes renovations to a single-story masonry commercial structure for use as a community center, restaurant, and other purposes. Project scope includes selective demolition including slab trenching, steel frame and foundation, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing, kitchen equipment, wood canopy at exterior, sitework, windows and doors, interior partitions and paint, acoustic ceiling at kitchen, repair of masonry, restoration of plaster finish, salvage and reuse of wood materials including joists, decking, and beaded board.


Project Team:
CMc Design: Foodservice Planning
Damien Serauskas: Mechanical/Plumbing Engineering
Drake Engineering: Electrical Engineering
Harlan Dean: Structural Engineering
Andy Phelan: Civil Engineering