This Week
  • The five Rochester Business Ethics Award finalists are profiled.

  • Brett Farrow stayed true to his interests in law, medicine and business.

  • A new RIT program nurtures student businesses from concept to commercialization.

  • The Senior Living and Long-Term Care Services Directory provides a wealth of information.

  • President Suzanne Klingler Johnston has guided Our Lady of Mercy through a period of growth.

  • More precise diagnoses are now possible though advances in personalized medicine.

Hart's Local Grocers to get SBA loan

Rochester Business Journal
February 28, 2014

Rochester’s next downtown grocer will get a $1.15 million loan from the Small Business Administration to help lock in financing for construction, officials announced Friday.

Hart’s Local Grocers plans to open in May on Winthrop Street in the East End.

The SBA funding, plus a $3 million private loan from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co., will help pay for renovations to a 20,000-square-foot former auto repair shop behind the Little Theatre.

The grocery owners needed the SBA’s approval for the government loan before receiving the private loan.

“This new grocer will bring a host of benefits to downtown Rochester,” Sen. Charles Schumer said.

“Besides providing convenient access to a healthy grocery for downtown residents, Hart’s Local Grocers will transform a critical, unused property in the East End (and) turn it into an operational business, which encourages commercial development in the area and generates economic activity and tax revenue for the city.”

(c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email

What You're Saying 

There are no comments yet. Be the first to add yours!

Post Your Own Comment


Not registered? Sign up now!

To Do   Text Size
Post CommentPost A Comment eMail Size1
View CommentsView All Comments PrintPrint Size2
ReprintsReprints Size3
  • E-mailed
  • Commented
  • Viewed
RBJ   Google