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Clock Building fully leased

February 18, 1998|By JULIE E. GREENE

Clock Building fully leased

The Clock Building in downtown Hagerstown's Public Square is fully leased, and its first tenant has moved in and is operating, the owners of the building said Wednesday.

First United National Bank & Trust opened on the first and second floors of the building at 10 Public Square on Feb. 10 and held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday.

About five people will be employed in the trust, commercial lending and full-service brokerage office, said Bob Kurtz, president and chief financial officer. Brokerage services soon will be available at that office, he said.

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The building is owned by local architect and developer Kurt Cushwa and his wife, Peggy. The building was constructed in a vacant lot in the square's northeast quadrant and wraps around to include a neighboring building at 6-8 E. Washington St.

The Cushwas bought the two properties from the City of Hagerstown for $50,000. They also are paying the city $53,600 for half the cost of the elevator and stair tower that is shared by the Clock and city-owned Elizabeth Hager Center buildings.

Round the Square restaurant in the Hager Center will expand into the first floor of the older section of the Clock Building, and will be called Harry's House of Blues.

Filmmaker Ron Maxwell will have offices on the fourth floor, officials said.

Frontier Internet Commerce Inc. will move in on March 2, said owner and president Kathleen Hynes.

The firm builds virtual stores on the Internet for businesses, Hynes said. Interactive Web sites allow customers to browse virtual shelves of products and services, put selections in a cart and order them through the Internet, she said.

Customers can enter their credit card numbers encrypted onto the Web sites, she said.

The firm has 14 employees, Hynes said.

The company's web site is under construction, but will be available soon at (http://www.frontierinternet.com).

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