Blue Ribbon Developments - April 2012



New 2 U Homes: April 20, 2012

New 2 U Homes celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 310 State St. in the Mills at High Falls.

New 2 U Homes has outgrown its previous location and is now located in the High Falls Historic District. The unique office space utilizes eco-friendly materials and designs such as floors made of bamboo--a highly renewable resource that is just as durable as wood. About $8,000 has been invested in the relocation and expansion. The firm has created nine new jobs. Read more.




Thai Lao Restaurant: April 19, 2012 

Thai Lao Restaurant celebrated its grand opening at 309 University Ave. in Downtown Rochester. Sally and Tom Xomvimane spent months searching for a location for their new restaurant before deciding on the corner of University Avenue and North Union Street., bordering the city’s Inner Loop.

“It is our pleasure to welcome this unique restaurant to Downtown,” said Commissioner Carballada. “We are fortunate to have citizens willing to invest in Rochester and we wish Thai Lao much success.” Six jobs have been created and $75,000 has been invested in the opening of Thai Lao. Read more. 



DeWolff Partnership Architects: April 4, 2012

DeWolff Partnership Architects, LLP celebrated its grand opening in the Harro East Building, 400 Andrews St., in Downtown. 

The firm provides facility design, building surveys, master planning, studies, alternatives, cost projections, reports and presentations as needed for its clients. Originally founded in 1963, DeWolff Partnership Architects LLP also has offices Cleveland, Ohio. The owners have invested $25,000 in the relocation and have retained 14 jobs with plans to add 20 jobs in the next three years. Read more.



Roc River Coffee: April 2, 2012 

Roc River Coffee Co. Café & Deli celebrated its grand opening in the historic Kirstein Building at  222 Andrews St. when its co-owner, John Holland, recently moved his litigation support company – D4 – into the newly renovated headquarters on Andrews Street. He wanted both his employees and neighborhood residents to have easy access to places for coffee, breakfast and lunch. Paul Frappolli, the remodeling contractor, is the co-owner of the new Roc River Coffee Co. Café & Deli.

Holland and Frappolli have invested $150,000 in the business and have created four jobs. Read more.