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Birdhouse Brewing creates mini weekend holiday market (access required)

Birdhouse Brewing Co. in Honeoye has created an open-air weekend public market featuring local vendors to accompany its own beverage and food menu. The public market runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon ...

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More peril awaits small businesses as coronavirus spreads (access required)

Small businesses in Monroe County may face an even more dire short-term existence as the exponential spread of COVID-19 continues, especially if the public doesn’t adhere to suggested precautionary protocols. Those were the blunt warnings from Monroe County Executive Adam ...

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Online efforts prove to be saving grace for many businesses (access required)

Like most business owners, Rick Dorschel did not have “global pandemic” written on his dance card. With his business forced to close temporarily this year, Dorschel Automotive Group lost a whopping $1.5 million a month for three consecutive months. Dorschel, ...

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County establishes small business grant program (access required)

Monroe County is allocating $15 million in CARES Act funding for small businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Fast Forward Monroe Small Business Grant Program will provide assistance to businesses with two to 50 full-time employees in ...

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City chooses anchor tenants for International Plaza (access required)

Borinquen Bakery and New Generation Meats have been selected to be the anchor tenants for the new International Plaza, which is scheduled to open next month at 828 N. Clinton Ave. Borinquen Bakery, a Spanish-style bakery owned by the Jose ...

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Walkability at heart of Uniland’s mixed-used development in Perinton (access required)

The office space owned by Uniland Development Co. that sat smack dab in the busiest part of the town of Perinton had seen better days. Circa 1970s, the buildings were still in the B classification but weren’t necessarily in prime ...

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COVID survival requires adapting business strategy for food and beverage (access required)

Coping with COVID-19 restrictions affecting all aspects of a food and beverage manufacturer’s business requires adapting business strategies to keep up with the challenges new laws, safety procedures and new practices require. The health of the workers and the business ...

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Pandemic forces cancellation of Roc Holiday Village (access required)

Organizers of the Roc Holiday Village have canceled this year’s event due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. With uncertainty surrounding the prevalence of COVID-19 around the holiday season and state guidelines that limit large gatherings, organizers decided it was ...

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Stein Mart bankruptcy filing means most stores will close (access required)

Off-price national retailer Stein Mart, Inc., has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close most, if not all, of its 281 stores. Stein Mart has one store in the Rochester area, located in Pittsford Plaza. Stein Mart announced today that ...

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Lord & Taylor at Eastview Mall to close (access required)

Lord & Taylor, which filed for bankruptcy on Sunday, is closing its only store in the Rochester area, part of a restructuring attempt by as one of the nation’s oldest retailers. A liquidation sale will get underway at the Lord ...

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Great Workplaces include First American Equipment Finance, ESL (access required)

Four local businesses were named to the “Fortune 30 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in New York,” with First American Equipment Finance of Fairport ranked No. 2. ESL Federal Credit Union was ranked eighth, LaBella Associates 17th and The Bonadio ...

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Arnett Cafe latest addition to Flower City Sidewalks menu (access required)

Sidewalks are becoming sideeats in the city of Rochester. Arnett Café at 332 Arnett Blvd. has joined the list of businesses participating in Flower City Sidewalks, the city’s outdoor dining, shopping and business program created to spark economic recovery from ...

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PPP loans saved over 107,000 jobs in Rochester area (access required)

Nearly 2,300 businesses and organizations in the Rochester metropolitan area have received Paycheck Protection Program loans for $150,000 or more, helping to save more than 107,000 jobs, new data from the U.S. Small Business Administration shows. The data also shows ...

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Hochul, Warren urge Phase 3 businesses to know reopening requirements (access required)

Considering many restaurants have been shut down since mid-March, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said the last thing she wants to see is bureaucratic red tape block a reopening. “We don’t want government barriers placed in anyone’s way who wants to ...

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