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Vacant Lake Ave. car wash will become a Taco Bell (access required)

Taco Bell is coming back into the city of Rochester. Hospitality Restaurant Group (HRG) has purchased the former Evergreen Car Wash at 358 Lake Ave. and hopes to be serving chalupas, gorditas and burritos from a newly built facility before ...

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‘American Pickers’ looking for pick sites in New York (access required)

The television show “American Pickers” is about to become New York Pickers, continuing its mission of rescuing forgotten or hidden relics. “American Pickers,” a programming staple on The History Channel for 13 seasons, will be visiting New York in August ...

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West Herr buys Canandaigua Honda dealership (access required)

West Herr Automotive Group has added a ninth deal in the greater Rochester area with the purchase of Victory Honda in Canandaigua. Located at 2311 Rochester Rd. (state Route 332) — a half-mile from West Herr Toyota of Canandaigua — ...

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Napier named board chair of national advertising trade association (access required)

Sharon Napier, executive chair and founder of Partners + Napier, has been named national board chair of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4A’s). The 4A’s is a membership-based U.S. trade association for the advertising and marketing communications industry. ...

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Home prices again push past $200,000 in Monroe County (access required)

Perpetually low inventory pushed home prices even higher in April, with the median sales price surging well past $200,000 in Monroe County. As new listings fell 14.5 percent to 852 in April, the median sales price rose 13.4 percent to ...

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Deadlines approaching for voter registration (access required)

Voter registration deadlines for the upcoming primary election are approaching. New registrants must apply by June 3, voters with a change of address must register by June 8, the absentee application postmark deadline is June 13 and the apply in ...

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Hope Builds raises $175,000 for Flower City Habitat for Humanity (access required)

The 21st annual Hope Builds Gala raised $175,000 for Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHC) during festivities Friday at Arbor at the Port in Rochester. The money will be used to support future home build initiatives for Habitat families that ...

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McDougall Communications wins another Silver Anvil Award (access required)

McDougall Communications has again been recognized for public relations campaign excellence by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). For the third time in five years, McDougall and the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) received the PRSA Silver ...

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Monro selling wholesale tire distribution business (access required)

Monro, Inc. has sold its wholesale tire distribution assets, which operate as Tires Now, for $105 million in cash to American Tire Distributors (ATD). ATD will pay Monro $65 million at closing, with the balance of $40 million paid quarterly ...

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Monro reports net earnings of $8.6 million for quarter as sales rise (access required)

Monro, Inc. today reported net earnings of $8.6 million for the fiscal fourth quarter as sales rose 7.4 percent for the automotive undercar repair retailer. Total sales increased by $22.5 million to $328 million. But gross margin decreased 320 basis ...

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Seneca Lake’s oldest winery is for sale (access required)

Glenora Wine Cellar, the oldest winery on Seneca Lake, is for sale. Founded in 1977, the property includes the winery, the 30-room Inn at Glenora and Veraisons Restaurant. The list price: $10.8 million. Glenora Wine Cellars is located in the ...

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Doyle Security adds Brivo to products menu (access required)

Henrietta-based Doyle Security Systems Inc., a family owned provider of residential and commercial security, fire and medical monitoring systems, is expanding its offerings to include cloud-based access control to customers. Doyle has partnered with Brivo, whose Brivo Access security suite ...

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