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12/5/12-Glazer, Morgan to partner on $55 million Midtown Tower project

Rochester developer Laurence Glazer has decided to tackle Midtown Tower, partnering with Robert Morgan on a $55 million mixed-use project, officials announced Wednesday.

The redevelopment is expected to be completed by the end of 2014, Mayor Thomas Richards said in announcing the partnership during the Rochester Downtown Development Corp.’s annual Vision-Future luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

The plan calls for between 160 to 182 apartments and commercial space on three to five floors, officials said.

The tower is on the southern end of the 8.5-acre site of the former Midtown Plaza. A building on the site’s west side is being redeveloped by the Pike Co. Inc. for Windstream Corp., which plans to locate 335 workers downtown sometime next summer.

Glazer is CEO of Buckingham Properties LLC in Rochester.

Source: Rochester Business Journal

11/14/12-Rochester near top of list of bargain-loving cities

Rochester has been named one of the top cities in the U.S. when it comes to the number of local residents who are most interested in holiday shopping bargains.

MaxPoint Interactive, a national company that markets a digital retail advertising solution that drives local in-store traffic for retailers and brands, has released its list of the top-10 most cost-conscious U.S. cities. Rochester placed third on the list, behind Erie, Pa. and Leesburg, Va.

In determining the list, MaxPoint analyzed in store and online information, including point-of-sale data, consumption of social media, videos, music, information on local websites and more. The data was used to determine cities where shoppers are most likely to watch their budgets and opt for sales items when shopping for gifts.

The top 10 cities are as follows:
1. Erie, Pa.
2. Leesburg, Va.
3. Rochester
4. Athens, Ohio
5. Greenville, S.C.
6. Lakeland, Fla.
7. Waco, Texas
8. Pine City, Minn.
9. Richmond, Mich.
10. Hattiesburg, Miss

Source: Rochester Business Journal

10/31/12-Pacillo’s Fitness Gear to open in Henrietta

A longtime Buffalo fitness retailer is expanding into Rochester.

Pacillo’s Fitness Gear, based in Amherst, will open its first Rochester location on Monday, officials said.  The store, which features treadmills and elliptical machines to weight equipment and boxing gear, will be located in a 6,000-square-foot facility on Hylan Drive in Henrietta.

Pacillo’s opened its doors in 1976 on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. The company recently moved to Sheridan Drive in Amherst. General manager Mike Pacillo said the move into Rochester was a long time coming.

“This expansion has long been in the works and we’re really excited to finally be here,” he said. “We really exist for everyone from the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts to any beginner. There isn’t another retailer that carries the type and variety of equipment that we stock.”

Source: Rochester Business Journal