Downtown Local Lounge named downtown’s Business of the Year

Business of the Year

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Watertown's Downtown Business Association crowned a new Business of the Year Tuesday.

The winner is the Downtown Local Lounge on Franklin Street.

Co-owner Kevin Hoover Jr. says the wine lounge opened in 2017.

He says he wasn't expecting the award, especially this fast.

"We took the small business development course up at the college together a few years ago, me and April, my other half and co-owner," he said. "It was surprising -- just over two and a half years and to get it is pretty good."

The Business of the Year award started in 2004 as the Phoenix Award.

Spokes Craft Beer and Tapas took home the trophy last year.

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