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Divinity school neighbors vehemently opposed to latest development plans (access required)

Residents of Highland Parkway say they will fight to derail the most recent development plans for the now-vacant Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, even though developer Angelo Ingrassia has again scaled back his project. Ingrassia has proposed construction of two ...

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Re-purposing of Kmart into Chili Square nearing fruition (access required)

The transformation of the former Chili Kmart into a new retail center is well on its way to completion. Aldi opened its doors on Thursday, Dollar Tree has been open, Pet Supplies Plus will welcome the public into its new ...

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Appeals court issues split ruling on Whole Foods project (access required)

A state appeals court’s split ruling on an aspect of the proposed Whole Foods project in Brighton is a victory for everyone, if you hear the various sides tell it. The appeal, filed by the Clover/Allen’s Creek Neighborhood Association against ...

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ALDI opens new Chili store (access required)

 ALDI will open another Rochester-area story on Thursday as it works toward its goal of reaching 2,500 stores in the United States by the end of 2022. The newest store is at 3170 Chili Ave., Chili. A ribbon cutting was ...

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Advanced manufacturing training benefits from federal funding (access required)

New York’s U.S. senators announced today that the state college system will be receiving nearly $8 million in federal funds to boost job training in advanced manufacturing, particularly for under-served and unemployed populations. The grant goes to the Research Foundation ...

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Work underway on new Route 63 bridge, roundabout in Geneseo (access required)

Initial work is underway on the Route 63 bridge replacement in Geneseo. The $8.7 million project calls for replacement of the nearly 70-year-old two-lane truss bridge that carries Route 63 traffic over the Genesee River. The new bridge, which will ...

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City to study transformation of another part of Inner Loop (access required)

Now that much of the old Inner Loop East has been transformed, the city of Rochester has issued a request for proposals for an Inner Loop North transformation planning study. City leaders want to evaluate alternatives and advance recommendations for ...

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Historic Aqueduct Building is now for sale (access required)

With Thomson Reuters shuttering operations in Rochester in the fall, the Aqueduct Building is now on the market. CBRE Rochester has the exclusive listing of the iconic downtown building at 50 East Broad St., which sits along the west bank ...

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Massaoke returns to the Fringe Festival with two shows (access required)

What’s old is new again this year at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. This September the headline act at the Fringe Festival will once again be London-based Massaoke, returning for a second year to offer two different shows on the ...

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Economic development incentives approved for two area manufacturers (access required)

Incentives from Empire State Development will help two area manufacturers expand their businesses, adding up to 60 jobs, officials said this week. In Monroe County, medical case manufacturer and distributor Fieldtex Products Inc. will move its operations from its current ...

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Farm-to-table movement gains steam in Finger Lakes (access required)

  Full-service hotels, especially those in small markets, don’t normally get adventurous with their restaurants. But the Ramada Plaza in Geneva, which changed hands in October 2017, has set out to do just that with the hiring of Finger Lakes culinary star ...

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Atlanta firm will re-purpose former Henrietta Circuit City (access required)

The former Circuit City store in Henrietta will soon become an $11 million self-storage village. Atlanta-based Stein Investment Group has purchased the building and will add a mezzanine and additional build-out to create a 79,000-square-foot self-storage facility along Marketplace Drive ...

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