The Batavian is launched

By Howard Owens
Apr 23, 2008, 3:23pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Batavian is on the air.

We're launching in beta mode -- lots of bugs to work out, and we still need to establish our business in beautiful downtown Batavia, New York.

Today has been mainly about administrative tasks -- ordering busienss cards, advertising, signage and buying some electronics.

At the moment, we're hanging out in Main Street Coffee.

We'll share more later about who we are and what we're doing, but if you happen across this site and this post, please register and leave a comment.  Tell us what you think The Batavian can and should do to best serve the residents and businesses of Batavia.

Official launch date slated for May 1.


Congrats on starting this new website....HOW COOL...will pass it along to everyone. Seems like a fun way to gather information etc about our area. Here is something that is of interest.... Batavia Players, Inc. present: "COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN" BY Ed Graczyk May 8 - 10 at Stuart Steiner Theater, Genesee Community College, Batavia, New York This is a fun filled PG - 13 Romp of the aftermath of the filming of the movie "GIANT" which starred James Dean in Marfa, Texas. The story takes place in the year 1955 AND 20 years later in 1975 and reunites the Disciples of James Dean. A touching, poignant play that looks at the best and worst of friendship and love. The Batavia production stars: Valeria Antonetty Shawnie Euren Lynda Hodgins Brittaney Lang Nikole Marone Peggy Marone Joan Meyer Patti Michalak and Introducing Jake Bortle as "Joe" Tickets are $10 General Admission and $8 Students and Senior Citizens. Tickets can be ordered by calling 585-343-9721 or they can be purchased at Roxy's Music Store or GO ART! on Main Street.
Apr 23, 2008, 3:41pm Permalink

Announced today at our Rehearsal the notice that was put in about "Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" and everyone peeked into my account to see that you also placed in the body of the Batavia. Great big thanks for doing that. We do appreciate it very much. What is set for the future for this site? We sure do hope that is sticks around and that it gets more and more use as the time goes by....... Great job...good thinking and thanks for starting something positive in Batavia..... Come on Batavia....Let's keep this rolling.....
Apr 23, 2008, 8:48pm Permalink
Howard Owens

Patrick, thanks ... we do hope Batavia residents love this site. It's meant to be useful, helpful and a positive step forward for Batavia. The more people who participate the better for the site and the better for Batavia. While we're not originally from Batavia, we've fallen in love with the town very quickly. We will have a post on or around May 1 explaining more about the site, our plans and why we think this all is a good thing. We believe The Batavian will be around for a long, long time ... already several people have found out about it and given us great, positive feedback. We're very excited to receive such a warm welcome so quickly.
Apr 23, 2008, 9:13pm Permalink
Howard Owens

And I just discovered a programming bug ... no paragraph breaks in comments. We'll fix that. That's why we have soft launches like this one.
Apr 23, 2008, 9:15pm Permalink

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