Rochester’s Coolest Spaces

You don’t have to look far to find cool spaces in Rochester. From cutting-edge office designs to cleverly repurposed buildings to quiet outdoor spots hidden amid the bustle of downtown, there is no shortage of great spaces in which to work or play. The Rochester Business Journal asked our influential and connected readers to help us pick the coolest spaces in our region. We received nearly 200 nominations spread over four categories: Consumer, Education, Events and Office. Our editors selected the top 30 based on each space’s appearance and function. On this website you will have a chance to learn a little more about those winners and what makes them one of Rochester’s Coolest Spaces.

Consumer

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Center City Terrace + Lounge

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Radio Social

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The Playhouse/Swillburger

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Village Gate

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Port of Rochester Marina

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Wickham Farms

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Education

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540WMain Learning Academy

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The Commons at Harley School

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Anna Murray-Douglass School No. 12

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Flower City Arts Center

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Cary Graphic Arts Collection

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Garen Peace Garden

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Rochester Brainery

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Rundel Memorial Building of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

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Springdale Farm

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Event

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ARTISANworks

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The Backroom Lounge @ Record Archive

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The Penthouse at One East Avenue

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Sproull Atrium at Max of Eastman

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La Luna

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Spiegeltent

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St. Joseph’s Park

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The Yards Collective

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Wilder Room

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Studio 180

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Office

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Center for Urban Entrepreneurship

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Dixon Schwabl

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NextCorps

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SEI Design Group

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Emerge

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