City of Rochester News Release - City of Rochester Celebrates Opening of Radio Social with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017) – Kathleen Washington, the Director of Development Services in the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, joined business owner Dan Morgenstern, City Councilmember Elaine Spaull and N.Y. State Sen. Joseph Robach today to celebrate the opening of Radio Social with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“Radio Social is the story of Rochester in a nutshell, because it’s a story of resilience,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “When his former business closed, Dan Morgenstern adapted and opened a creative new entertainment concept here in Rochester. I want thank Dan for making this investment in our city and for helping us create more jobs, safer more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities for our citizens.”

“It has been a true honor to work with the team of people who came together to make Radio Social a reality,” said Dan Morgenstern “This project was locally sourced at every level, including design, consulting, financing, labor and even the purchase of repurposed lumber that was milled locally. This story is Rochester at its finest.”

Radio Social is a 41,000 square foot entertainment venue and dining establishment that features craft cocktails, bowling, shuffle board, ping pong and other interactive gaming activities. It is located at 20 Carlson Road in the former Stromberg Carlson manufacturing plant, where telecommunications equipment was once made.

Morgenstern is the former owner of Clover Lanes in Brighton, which was demolished to make room for future development. He has invested more than $3 million in the creation of Radio Social and is in the process of applying for a $60,000 low-interest loan and $40,000 business development grant from the City of Rochester for furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Radio Social employs 70 people for full and part-time positons for a total of 40 full-time equivalents. It is open 4:30 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday; and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday.


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