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Rochester Public Market Eyes Expansion

Written by on February 9, 2024

(Democrat & Chronicle) – Rochester Public Market has plans to introduce new storefronts and residential spaces on a city-owned parking lot near North Union Street. The city of Rochester seeks a developer committed to fostering small businesses to construct the privately-owned building, aiming to accommodate the growing demand from existing and aspiring market vendors. The market, a staple since 1905 and known for its 300 indoor and outdoor stalls, underwent significant improvements in 2017, enhancing vendor capacity and modernizing facilities. The proposed expansion, eyed for a 2026 opening, aligns with long-term strategies to sustain and enlarge the market’s community-centric commerce. Discussions also hint at the possibility of integrating apartments into the development, reflecting a broader vision for a mixed-use space that blends retail with residential living, further enriching the market’s vibrant ecosystem.

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Source: Democrat & Chronicle


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