Down stairs from the Law Office of Isaac J. Mass is the Arts Block Café, the Queen of Cups Tea Room and the Wheelhouse. A venue for great music and great food the Art’s Block is a mixed use building that epitomizes smart growth urban development strategies. Locals will know this as the former Clark’s Sporting Goods Building. Painstakingly restored to its nineteenth century grandeur, the 1869 building has long housed attorneys on the second floor. Until its remodeling, passersby would see the windows stenciled with the black and gold lettering for previous attorneys who occupied the space. The Law Office of Isaac J. Mass hopes to restore that historic look.
It is no coincidence that the Arts Block looked to Attorney Isaac J. Mass in filling this historic space. The building which is owned by Global American Television, Inc. is managed by Edward Wierzbowski who is perhaps best known for bringing the popular television show Law and Order to the former Soviet Union. Isaac Mass has a general practice that includes criminal defense work. Mass got his start working as a student Assistant District Attorney and Appeals Intern in both the Hampden County and Northwestern District Attorney’s offices. In addition to private criminal defense, Attorney Mass is appointed to the Franklin County Bar Association Advocates list providing defense to indigent criminal defendants. Mass also serves on the Committee for Public Counsel Services Post Conviction Panel where he works on criminal appeals.