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Sep 30, 2016

Project work begins: Apartments planned for former fairgrounds site

Construction has begun at Fairview at Town Center, a $23.5 million redevelopment on roughly 18 acres in Henrietta at the former site of the Monroe County fairgrounds. Work also is underway on the adjacent Dome Arena, a move town leaders said will re-establish it as a community venue. The property is at East Henrietta and […]

Sep 30, 2016

Partnership showing benefits for students

A partnership of Monroe Community College, ESL Federal Credit Union and PathStone Corp. designed to help low-income students attend college has shown to improve retention, encourage financial planning and pave the way for transfer to four-year colleges. The Save for Success program was launched in 2014 with a $200,000 federal grant from the Department of […]

Sep 23, 2016

Geva unveils upgrade

Geva Theatre Center Inc. is slated to unveil a fresh look today following an $8 million renovation. With a new lobby, seating, a second-floor lounge and a full-service kitchen, theater leaders said they believe Geva has new opportunities to attract a wider audience, expand its use as a venue and help in critical fundraising. “People […]

Sep 23, 2016

LiDestri expands, rebrands

A couple of months into a new generation of family leadership, LiDestri Food and Drink has rebranded its business and expanded its reach, including partnering for the first time with another local business to sell craft whiskey across the United States.

Sep 23, 2016

DeJoy counts on new office to spur growth

Avoid the carpet cement and be careful of the wiring snaking along the floor. Moving day is almost here, and the new third-floor offices at DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP are alive with activity as workers finish the final details. The downtown accounting firm expects to open Monday in its new quarters at Tower280 on […]

Sep 23, 2016

DQ wants more; franchisee here questions plan

Minnesota-based International Dairy Queen Inc., the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corp., is targeting New York for expansion, planning nearly 100 new restaurants in the state over the next decade. Officials are considering some 15 locations in the Rochester market to be developed over several years. The chain has 40 stores in New York, […]

Sep 23, 2016

Taking flight

A 2-inch binder holds the key to Rochester’s airport of the future. The pages within are filled with detailed plans, designs and well-researched ideas that would propel any airport well into the 21st century. The binder sits in the office of the director of the Greater Rochester International Airport, Michael Giardino, from whom excitement radiates […]

Sep 23, 2016

RRH to create $26M center in Irondequoit

Aided by a $5 million Riedman Foundation gift, Rochester Regional Health is planning a $26 million ambulatory care center in Irondequoit.

Sep 16, 2016

GateHouse set to acquire RBJ

The Rochester Business Journal Inc. has agreed to be acquired by GateHouse Media New York Holdings Inc. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close Sept. 30, were not disclosed. “I am excited that GateHouse sees the value in what we’ve created,” said Susan Holliday, RBJ president and publisher. “They are a growing company […]

Sep 16, 2016

Views on PLA pact still differ

A vote to drop the project labor agreement from Phase II of Rochester’s school modernization project has led to more than a little confusion. A Monroe County judge recently ordered the issue be reconsidered by the Joint Schools Construction Board in a public session with the discussion transcribed for the record. That meeting and vote […]

Sep 16, 2016

New-look Hyatt

Work is slated to begin in mid-November on a $16 million renovation project at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown. Plans include updated guest rooms, a glass elevator at the entrance, a rooftop garden above the fourth floor and more dining options, including a Starbucks Corp. coffee shop and soon-to-be announced fine dining restaurant. Local developers […]

Sep 9, 2016

Pair to open Fairport inn

Their big idea was generated through an interaction one-third of Americans largely have stopped having: neighbors talking to each other. A 2016 report by Oregon-based City Observatory states 30 percent of Americans spend significantly less time with their neighbors than in the 1970s. Last year in Fairport, however, a chance conversation between neighbors Angela Herrald […]