Spiral Design Studio Celebrates Relocation with Ribbon Cutting and Open House

135 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY - Second Empire VictorianSpiral Design Studio hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by an open house reception, on December 16, 2009 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, relocation to Cohoes and the completed restoration of its new historic property.

Located at 135 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY, the 7,000 square foot majestic Second Empire Victorian house, c1874, will serve as Spiral Design’s new main office.

Spiral Design’s managing partners, Lauren Payne and Robert Clancy bring over 20 years of marketing and website development experience to the Cohoes community. Founded in 1989, Spiral maintains an impressive client base, including Citibank, Disney, Konami, Activision, Albany Medical Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), The University at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Hyde Collection Art Museum Complex & Historic House, and the New York State Dental Association, among others. Spiral Design Studio’s move to Cohoes was inspired by the ongoing revitalization of the Cohoes historic business district.

“Mayor John McDonald has done a wonderful job in promoting the great things Cohoes has to offer businesses wishing to startup or relocate and grow.” said Robert Clancy, Managing Partner. “There is such a buzz out there on the ‘Cohoes Renaissance’ and we are very proud to be a part of it.”

Spiral Design decided on the Second Empire Victorian property not only to relocate their business for growth, but also to develop it as a historic preservation project.

“We’ve always had our office in a Victorian space, so it’s something we are very comfortable with,” said Lauren Payne, Managing Partner. “It has been one of our long-term goals to purchase and restore a historic structure to leave as a legacy for our community. 135 Mohawk Street was truly a diamond in the rough that deserved attention and it is wonderful to see it fully restored to its former glory.”

Special guests for the ribbon-cutting ceremony included Mayor John T. McDonald III and other dignitaries, members of the Business Council of Cohoes, members of Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, members of the Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce, members of the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce and members of the business community.