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Monro Services Corp. holds groundbreaking

Monro Services Corp., the parent company of Monro Muffler and Brake, celebrated the official ground breaking Thursday for its expansion at 200 Holleder Parkway.

The company will expand its centralized corporate offices, warehouse and distribution operations at the site. The $4 million investment helps retain 190 employees and create at least 20 new jobs.

Robert G. Gross, chairman and CEO was joined by Mayor Thomas S. Richards; R. Carlos Carballada, city Neighborhood and Business Development commissioner; City Councilmember Carla Palumbo; County Executive Maggie Brooks; state Sen. Joseph E. Robach; Kevin Hurley, Economic Development Program administrator at Empire State Development; and Mark S. Lynch, president of New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric.

“We have a great affinity for Rochester, which has served as our home for more than 50 years and are very proud to invest in our future in this great city,” said Gross. “This expansion will help to ensure that our operations in Rochester can sufficiently support our store base, allowing us to continue providing trusted service to our loyal customers.”

The project was a collaborative effort between the city of Rochester, Empire State Development, Monroe County and RG&E. ESD is providing a $400,000 capital grant. RG&E economic development programs are providing up to $370,000. Monro is receiving property tax abatement and low cost financing from Monroe County and the city of Rochester.