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CBRE report shows declining commercial real estate vacancies (access required)

A dynamic economy has been the driving force in declining vacancy rates in all four commercial real estate sectors in the Rochester metropolitan area, according to the managing director of CBRE Rochester. CBRE’s annual Real Estate Market Outlook showed vacancies in ...

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Hilton’s Jose Joe’s opens second restaurant location in Greece (access required)

 After five years of stuffing burritos and flipping unique burgers in Hilton, the owners of Jose Joe’s have opened a second location at 2570 Ridgeway Ave., in Greece. The new restaurant held a ribbon cutting Tuesday with Greece Supervisor Bill ...

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Girl Scouts practice entrepreneurial skills with cookies (access required)

A phalanx of pint-sized salespeople will be reaching out in the Rochester area starting Tuesday, Jan. 7. It’s Girl Scout cookie selling season, when girls across the area will be selling packages of Thin Mints, Trefoils, Lemonades and several other ...

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Regional Gordmans stores preparing for February opening (access required)

The transformation of Peebles stores to Gordmans is underway in earnest, with job fairs set for Jan. 7 at each store location. The discount department store chain announced in the summer that locations in Albion, Geneva, Geneseo, Hornell, Newark and ...

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New Wegmans distribution center in Virginia will create 700 jobs (access required)

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. will invest $175 million to build a regional distribution operation in suburban Richmond, Va., allowing the Rochester-based grocer to better service stores as it continues to expand in the mid-Atlantic region. Virginia officials lobbied to land ...

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McDonalds introduces “Round Up” program to support Ronald McDonald Houses (access required)

In a sign of our cashless times, McDonald’s has introduced a system that allows fast-food customers to make a contribution to Ronald McDonald House Charities with their credit cards by rounding up their food bills. Similar to grocery store campaigns that ...

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Urban cideries in Rochester growing and changing (access required)

Rochester can now boast not one but two urban cider bars that operate without a trace of apple trees nearby, and both have seen some recent developments in their businesses. The older of the two, Mullers Cider House, recently changed hands ...

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Siena poll finds more shopping, less donating (access required)

If you can put a number on excitement, New Yorkers are a little more excited about the holidays than last year, according to a Siena College Research Institute poll, perhaps because they’re feeling stronger about their financial situations. That’s probably ...

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