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Jun 11, 2014

Push on for Main Street improvements

Midtown is rising again, and work on the major portion of the Sibley Building renovation is set to begin this winter. Black Friday will not only spell the official opening day of the holiday shopping season but also the anticipated unveiling of the $50 million indoor RTS bus station on St. Paul Street. And then […]

Jul 28, 2013

More retail high on downtown wish list

It should come as no shock to Rochester planners that residents cited a lack of retail in the Center City as a reason — the top one, in fact, with more than 2,000 respondents — that discourages people from visiting downtown. That’s been a standard item on the city wish list over the years, including […]

Jan 17, 2013

City residents want more retail downtown

As Midtown redevelopment goes, so goes the big-picture resurgence of downtown Rochester, as conventional thinking goes. When it comes to daily city life, it’s the little things that matter. And sometimes it’s easier to crack the DaVinci Code than to find a roll of toilet paper in Rochester when you need it. Rochester has its […]

Sep 3, 2012

44 Exchange: Modern features, vintage style

From the beginning, developer Ben Kendig had a vision for 44 Exchange Blvd. By combining jet-age style with modern amenities, he hopes attract professionals back to live in the city’s core. “Rochester is my town and all cities have had tough times because of populations moving to the suburbs,” he said. To that end, the […]

May 2, 2012

Red Osier opens downtown café

Red Osier Metro Café officially opened for business at the Monroe County Office Building in downtown Rochester on Wednesday. Red Osier Metro Café owner Rob Moore Jr. and Deputy County Executive Dan Delaus cut the ribbon at 11 a.m. before an enthusiastic crowd in the lower level of the building at 39 W. Main St.. […]

Nov 14, 2011

Midtown is rising again

Windstream Corp. is bringing a breath of fresh air to downtown Rochester — it will open an office next year at the former Midtown Plaza site where PAETEC was going to build its world headquarters. The corporation, an S&P 500 communications and technology solutions provider that is in the process of acquiring Perinton-based PAETEC Holding […]

May 12, 2011

Lincoln building project on

A development partnership from Rochester and Syracuse is advancing plans to purchase and convert the historic Lincoln Alliance Building into a mix of office, retail and residential uses. Mayor Thomas S. Richards said the project will restore ...

Oct 29, 2010

What’s next for Downtown?

As Petula Clark sang in her unapologetically upbeat song, “everything’s waiting for you, downtown.” Local leaders have invested hefty amounts of tax dollars in the massive amount of development, renovation and expansion taking place in Center City Rochester ...

Sep 27, 2010

Downtown demolition project begins

Demolition is set to begin at the Rochester business complex that was home to the nation's first enclosed downtown shopping mall. Gov. David A. Paterson will join Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy ...

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