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Blue Ribbon Developments - February 2012



Subway Restaurant: Feb. 29, 2012

A SUBWAY@ restaurant — the seventh for the city of Rochester — opened at 910 Genesee St. in the emerging Brooks Landing commercial district.

The area recently welcomed an 11-story Genesee River waterfront building that serves as housing for University of Rochester (UR) students, an 80-room hotel and 28 new homes at the Valley Court housing development. The Brooks Landing Business Center is a 28,000 square foot, two-story development occupied primarily by the UR for administrative offices. Read more. 



Mattie's Restaurant and Bakery: Feb. 14, 2012

Emmanuel Dokyi and Lula Lewis-Dokyi opened Mattie’s Restaurant and Bakery at 544 W. Main St. in the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood. The partners invested $15,000 of their own funds to open Mattie’s--creating four jobs. Mattie’s Saturday menu showcases African Cuisine.

“I am pleased to welcome Mattie's to the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood,” said Commissioner Carballada. “We are making a lot of investment in this area--so the opening of a new small business like Mattie’s affirms those decisions.” Read more. 



Nikko Restaurant: Feb. 8, 2012

The opening of Nikko Restaurant--owned by Mark Chiarenza, Marco Muoio and Patrick Dutton--in the historic Capron Street Lofts near Geva Theater brings an important amenity to a growing area of Downtown Rochester.

Nikko is a restaurant, sushi bar and cocktail lounge set in a historic 110-year-old building featuring original wood columns and exposed brick combined with extensive modern decor. The illuminated cocktail bar, open kitchen and high energy music add to the ambiance. The opening of Nikko has created 30 part time and 5 full time jobs. Read more. 



Jefferson Avenue Ground BreakingJefferson Avenue Upgrades: Feb. 4, 2012

A ground-breaking ceremony marked the start of a $3.4 million reconstruction project along Jefferson Avenue. from West Main Street to South Plymouth Avenue. Upgrades will include a new street surface, dedicated crosswalks and architectural amenities that will foster community pride along an important commercial corridor in Southwest Rochester. 

Revitalization of Jefferson Avenue will provide a strategic development link between the Voters Block project and Brooks Landing. Three years along, the construction phase marks the most visible development to date. Read more.





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