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Leep Foods is a leap of faith in mushrooms (access required)

The company launched as an organic mushroom grower, believing there would be consumer demand for better-tasting, nutrient-packed specialty mushrooms. That turned out to be true. Now Leep Foods has leapt further into the blended market, introducing a chicken-and-mushroom sausage line ...

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Veterans Outreach Center closing brick and mortar flag store (access required)

The Stars & Stripes Flag Store, an enterprise of Veterans Outreach Center Inc., is permanently closing its doors today. The VOC made the announcement regarding the 455 South Ave. store this afternoon. Flags and merchandise will continue to be sold ...

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Visit Rochester making sure people again do just that (access required)

If you ever want to disappoint the folks at Visit Rochester, just tell them they can’t work. The COVID-19 pandemic created a collective case of cabin fever for the 18 employees at Visit Rochester, the official tourism promotion agency of ...

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Ashley HomeStore closes in Greece; plans underway to find new location (access required)

Ashley HomeStore in Greece has closed after the parent company, The Wellsville Group, said it was unable extend the lease for the furniture retailer. Opened in 2006 just off West Ridge Road along Fetzner Road, the Greece location was one ...

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Grandfather’s memory is the magic that makes Guglielmo’s Sauce (access required)

When Paul Guglielmo was a child, he loved hearing stories about the “Tomato Lady.” The Tomato Lady was his grandfather’s mother, who during the Great Depression turned her yard into a tomato garden, canning the juicy tomatoes to trade with ...

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Four area startups among Grow-NY finalists (access required)

Four Rochester-area startups are among the 20 finalists in round three of Grow-NY, the food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge that provides up to $1 million in funding for the winner. Grow-NY focuses on the enhancement of the emerging ...

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Adrian Jules opens new showroom to accommodate growth, new products (access required)

Adrian Jules Custom Clothiers has always prided itself on elegance and perfection. From the exquisite design to the distinctive tailoring, an Adrian Jules hand-crafted suit makes a statement. So it’s only fitting that their new store and showroom at 2937 ...

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Adrian Jules opens larger Monroe Avenue store and showroom (access required)

Adrian Jules Custom Clothiers has opened a new, larger store and showroom on Monroe Avenue in Brighton, providing customers with expanded product selection and an enhanced shopping experience. “The business has been growing and this was the next step,” Adrian ...

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Rite Aid offers free COVID-19 testing to public school students (access required)

Rite Aid will partner with BioReference Laboratories, Inc., to provide free COVID-19 testing for New York public school students. The RT-PCR laboratory-based tests will be conducted at the drive-thru. To participate in New York’s back to school testing program, students ...

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Revamped BayTowne Wine & Spirits offers customer-focused experience (access required)

BayTowne Wine & Spirits unveiled a new, larger store last weekend that is focused on customer experiences and education. The 10,000-square-foot wine and spirits’ superstore is still in BayTowne Plaza, which is owned by the DiMarco Group, but is in ...

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Nicole Wegman promoted to president of ‘Wegmans Brand’ (access required)

Wegmans Food Markets has promoted Nicole Wegman to the new role of president of Wegmans Brand. She has been senior vice president of Wegmans Brand since 2017 and has worked for the company since 1989. Wegmans has placed an ever-increasing ...

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Elm Ridge Center reborn thanks to Wegman Cos. Inc. (access required)

As Jay Wegman would pull into Elmridge Center on his way to Red Fedele’s Brook House in recent years, he’d gaze at what once was a vibrant shopping plaza and wonder if there could ever be a revival. A quick-trip ...

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