Mercantile on Main

Just as the original tenant did more than a century ago, the Mercantile on Main in the historic Sibley Building offers a little of everything to patrons.

From the antique clock that was the focal point for Sibley shoppers throughout the 1900s to the newly created eateries.

From the life-size chess set that provides entertainment and mental stimulation to the Rufus bar, named after Rufus Adams Sibley, founder of the Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Co. department store.

From the mid-century furniture to the murals on the walls, Mercantile on Main is an escape.

The space was created by the building’s developer, WinnCompanies, as a place to gather, dine and relax.

The large main table in the dining area was built from repurposed wood from the building. It sits directly below the famous clock. Across the table, “Meet me under the clock” is written, a throwback to yesteryear when for shoppers and families would agree to “meet under the clock” if they became lost or when their adventure at Sibley’s was over.

Property Details
Name of the Place
Mercantile on Main
240 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604