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Leo J. Roth bullish on downtown resurgence

The newest member to join the family business, Leo J. Roth Corp., believes commercial development in the area, namely what is happening downtown, will have a positive impact on the company.  

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COMIDA approves pair of Morgan developments

Two projects planned by entities of Morgan Management LLC—one in the East End and one in Henrietta—received tax breaks from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency this week.

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Tired stretch of East Main set for makeover

Like a puzzle with many parts, everything needs to fall into place if East Main Street is to be restored as the heart of downtown it once was for the city of Rochester.

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Business tenants excited about renovations

The Metropolitan is home to a cluster of commercial tenants, including technology companies, a law firm, an employee benefits firm, an advertising firm and a bank. 

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Tower once a hub of corporate, legal bustle

Newly reimagined as a mixed-use blend of luxury apartments, high-end offices and retail space, the Metropolitan has been for most of its life home to banks, law firms and corporations.

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Dynamic redo transforms downtown tower

Weaving through a steady stream of construction crews that dot the downtown landscape, it is easy to see the area is in the midst of a renewal. What may not be apparent, however, is the equally important revitalization happening inside one iconic building. 

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Construction projects wanted

In the April 14 Special Report on Real Estate and Construction: Green Building, the Rochester Business Journal is planning again to feature local “works in progress”—construction projects that have broken ground in the six-county region but are not yet completed. ...

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Trades shortage looming

An increasing shortage of experienced restoration trades people has led to concern about the future preservation of historical homes and landmarks across the region. The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. has taken up the cause to bolster a ...

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Construction projects wanted

In the April 14 Special Report on Real Estate and Construction: Green Building, the Rochester Business Journal is planning again to feature local “works in progress”—construction projects that have broken ground in the six-county region but are not yet completed. ...

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Moral courage is an indispensable virtue to avoid ethical lapses

Many moons ago, I was a Rochester Institute of Technology undergraduate engineering student proud to have landed my first co-op job at a Mobil oil refinery in Buffalo. I’ll never forget my first day on the job. A batch of ...

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New Pike president eyes growth for company in 2017

The new president of Pike Co. Inc. expects the firm to see growth this year from a variety of sectors, including health care and hospitality. Its current projects include serving as general contractor on a roughly $75 million jail in ...

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Program aims to grow pool of qualified firms

Jennifer Allison, the new owner of Rochester Research Associates LLC, made important business contacts. Clyde Williams, president and owner of Home Guard Environmental Services Inc., learned how a general contractor reviews bids submitted by subcontractors like himself. Both hope those ...

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Schools modernization program in Phase 2

The Rochester Schools Modernization Program is a four-phase project currently in Phase 2. Phase 1 involved work at 11 schools with the state Assembly authorizing spending of $325 million. Phase 2 covers 13 schools with authorized spending of $435 million. ...

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