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Bass Pro targeted for 2018

Project developers are hopeful the long-awaited Bass Pro Shops at the proposed $250 million Fishers Ridge project in Victor will break ground next summer and open roughly a year later. John DiMarco II, president and chief operating officer of the ...

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Two of oldest companies here plan to combine

William B. Morse Lumber Co. will acquire Rochester Lumber Co., effective Dec. 31, officials said. Morse Lumber is a fifth-generation, family-owned company founded before the Civil War. It is one of Rochester’s oldest companies and employs roughly 75 workers. Rochester ...

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Rochester Chamber Top 100: Firm finds customization its key to success


T&T Materials is led by President and CEO James Terhune, left, with James Mossgraber, vice president and general manager. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson) Supplying the materials and customization needed to protect and support America’s military is an opportunity T&T Materials ...

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$9.9M project underway: Building to have lofts, retail and office space


Work is underway on a nearly $9.9 million renovation project for a mixed-use building in the city’s Culver University East neighborhood. The work at 1255 University Ave. is being done by Park Grove Realty LLC, a Rochester-based real estate management ...

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Building a green focus


Energized by the completion of its inaugural project, the first eco-district in New York is taking shape in Rochester’s High Falls District, driven by Greentopia—a nonprofit launched in 2011. In May, the FlourGarden, a 300-foot-long public garden that combines sustainable, ...

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Tower280 seen as catalyst for downtown


Tower280 is seen as a likely catalyst for further growth and development downtown, especially at the adjacent Parcel 5. Above, the view from the tower.   With Tower280 bringing new residents and businesses to the Midtown area, coffee shop owners ...

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Original tower was jewel of national wonder


For decades, the Clock of the Nations, Christmas monorail and other attractions drew throngs of shoppers and visitors to Midtown Plaza. Demolition of the plaza—excluding the tower and Seneca Building—began after its closing in July 2008. In 1962, when local ...

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A new crown at Midtown


(Photo courtesy of Buckingham Properties) After Buckingham Properties LLC and Morgan Management LLC acquired Midtown Tower, they launched a nearly $60 million project to transform the building—renamed Tower280—into a premium mixed-use space.   Ask any Rochesterian of a certain age ...

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Glazer, Morgan reflect on $59 million project


Developers Ken Glazer, left, and Robert Morgan overcame a number of challenges—including the death of Glazer’s father, Laurence, who as Buckingham Properties CEO and managing partner launched the project with Morgan in 2014. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson)   One cannot ...

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New tower attracts residents and businesses


Bergmann Associates is the commercial anchor tenant at Tower280, where the engineering and architecture firm occupies the entire second floor. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson) Those leasing space in Tower280 are a mix of commercial, retail and residential tenants. The building’s ...

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A tower reborn

The renamed Tower280 at Midtown stands as a testament to the vision of a few and the hard work of many.

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OLEDWorks to test lighting in $1M project


OLEDWorks LLC has kicked off a more than $1 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The gateway demonstration project is designed to test the latest technology in ...

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