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Wegmans delays store opening downstate

Wegmans is delaying the opening of its store in Harrison, Westchester County.  In an announcement made earlier this week, the manager of the store near White Plains mentioned “unprecedented times” as a reason for the delay but didn’t specifically mention ...

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County creates small-business emergency loan program

A small-business emergency loan program has been created by Monroe County that aims to provide up to $10,000 in no-interest funding within seven days. The program, approved Wednesday by the Monroe County Industrial Development Corp., offers zero-interest loans of up ...

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Duffy: $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill ‘a huge win’

Anticipated approval of $2 trillion in emergency legislation means small businesses can continue to pay employees, laid-off workers will receive full pay for four months and local governments and health care providers can continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “This ...

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Finger Lakes wineries feeling the impact of coronavirus

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the closure of restaurants, bars, gyms and movie theaters earlier this week, he also effectively closed the tasting rooms of more than 500 wineries statewide. Preventive efforts like this aimed at lessening the severity ...

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Syracuse mall closes; Rochester malls and more to close by Thursday evening

With many retail businesses in flux due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Destiny USA, a major Syracuse mall, has announced it will close business at 5 p.m. Wednesday.  As of Wednesday afternoon, Rochester area malls owned by Wilmorite were still operating ...

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Cuomo orders restaurants, bars, casinos to close

With the state closing of restaurants and bars Monday, as well as casinos, theaters and gyms, COVID-19-related restrictions grew more onerous for New Yorkers.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a pact with adjoining states Connecticut and New Jersey ...

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GoPuff arrives in Rochester, delivering the contents of convenience stores (access required)

A new digital delivery service arrived in Rochester this week that places the resources of a convenient store in your pocket – or at least in an app on your smart phone. GoPuff maintains a local storage facility in each ...

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As plastic bag ban approaches, some stores ahead of the curve, others merely react (access required)

A nickel can be a powerful thing. Last summer Wegmans conducted a pilot study at two stores to see how customers would react if single-use plastic grocery bags were removed even before a statewide ban goes into effect March 1 ...

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F.L.X. Wienery will open Rochester restaurant in Roc Brewing Co. (access required)

F.L.X. Wienery, a popular Finger Lakes eatery on the Seneca Lake wine trail, will be opening a second location this spring inside Roc Brewing Co., on Rochester’s Union Street. F.L.X. Wienery is one of several restaurants operated by Master Sommelier ...

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Wegmans is No. 3 on Best Companies to Work For list, once again (access required)

For the 23rd year in a row, Wegmans Food Markets has made the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, placing third in 2020. Fortune magazine and the Great Place to Work firm announced the list Tuesday. Wegmans finished ...

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Wilmorite brings seven new businesses to Pittsford Plaza (access required)

Pittsford Plaza’s owner, Wilmorite, has signed agreements for seven new tenants, including Under Armour, a new Mexican restaurant, and a swimming school for tots. Goldfish Swim School is already under construction, and the business hopes to open in May. A swimming ...

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New KFC opens on Lyell Avenue (access required)

KFC is opening a new fried chicken restaurant at 2222 Lyell Ave. this week. The restaurant was tentatively scheduled to open its doors Tuesday, with a grand opening celebration including chicken giveaways the same day. “KBP Foods is excited to ...

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Fairport celebrates the heritage of the beer can (access required)

Fairport is celebrating this weekend, honoring its heritage as the birthplace of the beer can. The former American Can Company, which had facilities in Fairport, brought the beer can into existence in 1934. That’s the reason behind Fairport’s Beer Can ...

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