The Hickey Freeman factory store opens on May 25 in the Union Square building at the corner of Union and East Broad streets in downtown Rochester (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
May 19, 2023

New Hickey Freeman factory store will sell last of inventory starting May 25

This will be the last time customers can purchase Hickey-Freeman-branded clothing in Rochester.

The mammoth PGA merchandise tent has a seemingly endless array of apparel and souvenirs with the PGA Championship logo at Oak Hill Country Club (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
May 10, 2023

PGA Championship store is a mecca for merchandise

Starting Friday, and for the following nine days, the merchandise tent — a mammoth 50,000-square-feet of neatly-appointed shopping paradise — will be Monroe County's largest-volume retailer for the week, with total sales revenue projected to be in the 10s of millions.

May 9, 2023

Amazon unveils Gates logo; hiring underway for leadership, operations teams

Students at the Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Gates recently helped choose the logo for Gates facility and members of the Amazon's local operations team presented a $3,000 check to the school's Parent Teach Association.

May 8, 2023

Rochester establishes business grant program to bolster healthy food access

Rochester is making $2 million in grant funding available to encourage businesses to provide more healthy food options.

Apr 20, 2023

David’s Bridal layoffs, possible closings will include Henrietta store

David’s Bridal, LLC has announced the impending layoff of all employees at its stores in New York, including the South Town Plaza location in Henrietta. Based in suburban Philadelphia, David’s Bridal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week and also filed a notice with the New York State Department of Labor to layoff the […]

Whole Foods Market in Brighton opened on Wednesday morning and local products are a staple (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
Apr 12, 2023

Whole Foods finally about groceries, not lawsuits

The most popular store in Greater Rochester that had never sold even one piece of merchandise finally opened this morning.

Apr 11, 2023

Appellate court denies appeal by Whole Foods opponents; store will open Wednesday

A last-ditch attempt to derail the opening of Whole Foods Market in Brighton was denied by the New York Supreme Court's appellate division.

Apr 5, 2023

Wegmans ranked No. 4 on Fortune Best Companies to Work For list

Wegmans Food Markets again has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, landing at No. 4 on list after a survey of large firms nationwide.

Apr 4, 2023

Pettis Pools & Patio named to AQUA 100

The AQUA 100 recognizes excellence in pool and spa retail and is presented by AQUA Magazine.

Mar 23, 2023

Tops Friendly Markets invests in fresh new look

Tops Friendly Markets is becoming Tops Remodeled Markets. The Williamsville-based grocer is making a significant investment to modernize its 149 locations, with refurbishing already complete at 31 stores in Western New York, including Greece, Hamlin, Canandaigua, Avon and on Upper Falls Boulevard in the city of Rochester. Most Tops stores are decades old, and while […]

Mar 22, 2023

Wilmorite, lender agree on Eastview Mall loan extension

The owner of Eastview Mall and Eastview Commons in Victor has finalized a loan extension with its lender, enabling the loan to transfer back to master servicing.

Mar 17, 2023

Wegmans’ initiative will enhance communication with Deaf, visually impaired customers

Wegmans also has introduced a pilot program at five in-store pharmacies — including the East Avenue location in Rochester — offering ScripTalk audible prescription bottle/container identification labels.