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Couple buys, to transform Park Avenue coffee shop


(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   In recent months, the owners of Park Avenue’s future Café Sasso have become a little bolder. Spouses Jessica Stroud and Peter Sapia have purchased Boulder Coffee Co. Inc. on Park Avenue—for $100,000, closing on the ...

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Gallina acquires Chase Tower

Gallina Development Corp. has acquired Chase Tower in downtown Rochester with plans to redevelop the 26-story structure into a mixed-use building that will include redesigned office space, retail and restaurant space, and high-rise apartments and condominiums.

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Rochester Top 100: Webster landscaping firm continues to climb

For going on 35 years, Birchcrest Tree & Landscape Inc. has grown bigger as it has trimmed. The Webster-based landscaping company started as a one-man operation, with owner and master arborist David Dailey Jr. doing residential landscaping and tree work. ...

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Open offices remain in style, tend to be an easy sell

As more Rochester-area employers put a premium on collaboration and transparency, the demand for open-office design remains strong at local architecture firms. In many cases, high cubicle partitions, opaque walls and other warren-like features have simply outlived their usefulness. “The ...

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Prospects for downtown build cautious optimism

New top-quality office space is set to be built at the Tower at Midtown, the Sibley Building and the Inner Loop East Project. The Seneca Building, the Culver Road Armory and College Town are leasing new office space now. All ...

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$35M project to add housing in Farmington

Work could begin this summer on a $35 million project in Farmington that ultimately will create 158 townhomes in 79 buildings on a 56-acre parcel. Joseph Sortino of Sortino Properties Inc. is proposing the project—called Monarch Manor—in the southwestern part ...

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In the zone

Many economic development strategies rely on special funding and tax breaks; by contrast, the Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone is an idea and an attitude, which together could prove to be a powerful magnet.

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College Town plans job fair March 3

The College Town development team plans a job fair March 3 to help businesses fill an estimated hundreds of new positions at the location.

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Lake destination

A multimillion-dollar resort along Canandaigua Lake is slated to open in spring 2016. The five-story, nearly 200,000-square-foot building will house 111 hotel rooms and 44 upscale waterfront condominiums. The Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort is expected to draw visitors to the ...

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$15M rehab slated for site


The dental dispensary was built in 1917. (Photo courtesy of Landmark Society of Western New York Inc.) Work is about to begin on the $15 million renovation of a historic building on East Main Street, with the site slated to ...

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Four area housing authorities receive federal funding

Four Rochester region area housing authorities have received a collective $4.2 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to modernize and develop public housing.

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Whole Foods store proposed for Brighton


The Daniele Family—owners and operators of Mario’s and Bazil restaurants, the Royal Car Washes  and the Southpoint Marina—are seeking approval  for their proposal to develop a luxury retail center in Brighton that would include the first Whole Foods grocery store in the Rochester area.

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COMIDA OKs breaks for $118 million B&L project to create 112 jobs

Bausch & Lomb Inc. will receive tax breaks for a $118 million project that is projected to create 112 jobs over the next three years. The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday approved a custom abatement for the project.

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