School Daze

School Daze on Arsenal Street in Watertown. Sydney Schaefer/Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — The former School Daze store on Arsenal Street will soon be turned into a paint store.

Ted White, White’s Lumber vice president, confirmed the company would open White’s Paint Center at 902 Arsenal St. in June.

It will be White’s Lumber’s first stand-alone paint store. Work on renovating the building’s interior began last week, according to a building permit issued by the city’s Code Enforcement office.

After 30 years, School Daze — a store popular with teachers and parents looking for school supplies — closed in November.

The COVID-19 pandemic was the major reason why School Daze owner Ben J. Primicias III decided to close the store and go with an online-only operation, he said Thursday.

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