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Eastman Business Park plans retail development near Kodak Center

Rochester, NY- Eastman Business Park is seeking proposals for development of a coveted lot across from the recently renovated Kodak Center on West Ridge Rd. Eastman Business Park (EBP) officials see the 1.1-acre space as an opportunity to complement its investment in Kodak Center Theater with restaurant, retail and office space options.

In September, Kodak Center lit up the night with its new marquee and digital display board to a crowd of more than 1,000 people. The event garnered attention on social media, and was a big step in EBP’s master plan to transform the east end of the park. Developing the open space on the south side of West Ridge Rd. is the next step in that process.

“When people plan a night out, they often focus on places where they can enjoy their whole night without having to drive from place to place,” said Dolores Kruchten, president, corporate real estate and Eastman Park division and vice president at Eastman Kodak Co. “With our new marquee and new acts coming to Kodak Center Theater, we want to provide that ‘night out’ option where people can enjoy dinner or visit a unique shop before taking a short walk to see amazing entertainment right across the street.”

While any business that locates in this space can benefit from events at Kodak Center, it will not have to rely on the theater for business. The location has the benefit of being in a high-traffic area where nearly 40,000 vehicles pass every day and a large workforce at EBP within walking distance.

EBP hopes to select a project by February 2018. Restaurant concepts envisioned include: Fast-casual, quick-service, fast-fine, or full-service sit-down eateries with outdoor seating as well as possible cafe? and bar service. If supported by market demand, EBP is also encouraging upper-story commercial uses and potentially office space.

 

Source: nyrej.com

10/24/17-Eastman Business Park Seeking Developers for Coveted West Ridge Road Lot

Eastman Business Park, in collaboration with Caliber Commercial Brokerage, is seeking proposals for development of a coveted lot across from the recently renovated Kodak Center on West Ridge Road. Eastman Business Park (EBP) officials see the 1.1-acre space as an opportunity to complement its investment in Kodak Center Theater with restaurant, retail and office space options. Rebranded as the Kodak Center earlier this year, the venue expects to attract over 100,000 patrons annually, and developing the open space on the south side of West Ridge Road is the next step in creating a vibrant entertainment district at the hub of Eastman Business Park.  The location has the benefit of being in a high-traffic area with nearly 40,000 vehicles pass every day and a large workforce at EBP within walking distance. Beyond commuter traffic, the location is central to a dense population of households with incomes exceeding $75,000. Caliber Commercial Brokerage, LLC distributed the RFP to developers on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and hope to select a project by February 2018.

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For more information contact Matt Chatfield, mchatfield@caliberbrokerage.com

4/10/17-Xerox spin-off company bringing 750 jobs to former Macy’s in Irondequoit

Irondequoit, N.Y. (WHAM) – The former Macy’s store at the former Irondequoit Mall is being filled.

Conduent, the Xerox spin-off created when the company split in two last year, will be bringing a call center to the location.

Conduent was formed last year after Xerox split its document technology and business processing industries into two separate companies. Conduent is the business process outsourcer, which helps companies with automating and simplifying business processes.

Approximately 96,000 employees fell under the Conduent banner worldwide during the transition.

“As a proud representative of the great Town of Irondequoit, I am excited to welcome Conduent and 750 local jobs to their soon-to-be new home on East Ridge Road,” said New York State Senator Rich Funke in a statement. “Conduent’s decision to grow jobs and investment in Irondequoit is a strong vote of confidence in our local economy and workforce. I thank Conduent, Flaum Management, and all partners involved for this major investment in the revitalization of the Medley Center complex.”

Irondequoit Town Supervisor Dave Seeley responded with enthusastic praise, as well.

“Today’s announcement regarding the future of the former Macy’s site in Irondequoit is a clear sign that better days are ahead for the Town of Irondequoit,” Seeley said. “Our community will be proud to play a role in the transformation and growth of a company that has meant so much to the region. I hope this to be the first of many positive announcements in the near future for the former Mall property, and throughout our business corridor.”

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Source: 13Wham.com