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Morgan sees casino as key for downtown

Robert Morgan is making his pitch for a casino and performing arts center in downtown Rochester, saying the project could restore a sense of vibrancy to the city center and spur a revival like one seen a little farther west ...

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Major change for $83M


  Some three years after first conceiving of a multimillion-dollar project to remake its Brighton campus, Jewish Senior Life is slated this month to break ground on its Green House initiative. Conceived as a $100 million effort that would add ...

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Two dozen contractors on the job

The following contractors are working on the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County: Accurate Acoustical Inc., East Rochester; Ajay Glass Co., Canandaigua; Billitier Electric Inc., Rochester; BME Associates, Fairport; Buffalo Hotel Supply Co., Buffalo; Cives ...

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Building on family firm’s legacy


(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   John DiMarco II is not one for a lot of back-and-forth on email. He prefers, instead, to have in-person contact. “When you’re reading something, it’s open to interpretation,” he says. “When you’re speaking to someone ...

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Construction projects can move faster with prefabs

Construction firms are relying more on prefab components such as walls and electrical devices for their projects. The use of prefabs can cut a project’s cost and the time needed to complete it as well as render the worksite safer. ...

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Shortage of skilled laborers has yet to be stemmed

With the Rochester-area homebuilding season now in full swing, skilled laborers are still in short supply. Some builders have needed to adjust their construction schedules to accommodate the workers’ scarcity. On the plus side, Mother Nature granted an opportunity to ...

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Most readers oppose downtown casino

A new proposal has brought fresh attention to the topic of locating a casino in downtown Rochester—an idea first raised more than a decade ago. As before, the idea has both fans and foes.

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Sibley Building work to begin with closing on $71M of financing


The developers of the Sibley Building downtown said Tuesday afternoon they have closed on $71 million of financing that will kick off construction and redevelopment of nearly 500,000 square feet of the structure downtown.

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Electrical Contractors

See correction below. Information was provided by electrical contractors in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties that responded to an email survey. Ranked by number of full-time local electricians. 2016 Rank Company 1  O’Connell Electric Co. Inc. 2  Tambe ...

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Nearly 700 attend Downtown Real Estate Revival Power Breakfast


Andrew Gallina believes innovation and creativity are key drivers of growth downtown. He made his remarks at the Downtown Real Estate Revival, part of the Rochester Business Journal's Power Breakfast series.

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In case of ties builders are ranked by number of units sold (closed) in 2015. Information was provided by individual homebuilders that responded to an email survey and constructed units in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties in ...

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$15M site set to open

The first residences at HIVE@155, a $15 million, mixed-use development in the St. Paul Quarter, are slated to open this summer. Developer Dan Morgenstern, who already has developed buildings in the area, envisions a neighborhood focused on energy and innovation ...

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Home sales climb nearly 16% in Q1

Area home sales increased 15.9 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago, the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. reported Thursday.

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Building with features that enhance employee wellness

With one room designed for yoga, jazzercise and other group fitness classes and another filled with treadmills and strength training machines, the employee gym at St. John’s Home on Highland Avenue is a far cry from the bare-bones and cramped ...

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