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February 19, 2020

FLX Wienery to open restaurant inside expanded Roc Brewing in downtown Rochester

One of the Finger Lakes' buzzed about restaurateurs will soon migrate to Rochester and team up with an unexpected partner.

Seneca Lake's F.L.X. Wienery will bring its elevated hot dogs and burger approach to the renovated and expanded home of Roc Brewing in downtown Rochester in the coming months. Roc Brewing will take over the entire space at 56 S. Union St., its home since opening in 2011. 

February 13, 2020

Delaware Avenue Site Recommended for Convention Center

A study commissioned by Erie County is recommending a new convention center be located along Delaware Avenue, north of Statler City.  The site scored higher than one in the Cobblestone District and one that looked at expanding the existing center by connecting it to Statler City.  The Delaware site bound by Franklin, Mohawk, Delaware and Huron Streets.

January 14, 2020

Bolstered by $65M plan for revitalization, East Side ready for 'catalytic moment'

Small businessman Ahmed Saleh took advantage of a new state program for the East Side with his $145,000 expansion underway at Mandella Market.

The expansion includes a new storeroom and kitchen to provide fresh fruits and vegetables and offer prepared foods at his convenience store on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and East Ferry Street.

December 31, 2019

Here are Rochester's big city development projects to watch for in 2020

The slate of planned development in 2020 won't just be concentrated on downtown with developments underway in the relatively neglected northeast part of the city.

December 18, 2019

What Integrators Can Learn From The Notre-Dame De Paris Cathedral Fire

A sole reliance on onsite monitoring was a key factor in the improper response to the alarms at the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, allowing the fire time to spread and cause irreversible damage to the historic structure. Father-daughter pair Tim and Courtney Creenan, a fire safety business owner and architect respectively, share their perspectives of what went wrong and opine how similar catastrophes might be avoided with proper preparation.