Dear Rochesteriat Readers, Followers, Fans, & Supporters:
As we wind down the year 2015 and we get ever-closer to the Thanksgiving Holiday next week, we want to take a moment to thank you all who have been loyal supporters of us for the past 2-and-a-half years and counting. Along with our website and Weekly, we are so grateful to express our gratitude to our thousands of followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. A special thanks goes out to our very first customers that have purchased ROC goods from our newly opened SHOP, and we'll keep adding exciting products and deals to it to provide you with the best ROC has to offer.
In addition, we are so excited that the city of Rochester is growing in terms of new businesses and that more and more people are deciding to live, work, and play in the city limits. With such a small team here at the Rochesteriat, it's always a good problem to have when you find it difficult to keep up with all the positive changes being made. In early 2016, we're going to announce some very exciting developments in the works for the Washington Square Park and the ever-elusive Cannon. What would all this work be for if we can't make positive changes in our own neighborhood?
We are also so grateful for the tremendous support shown to us at the Movies with a Downtown View events over the summer months, and are happy to announce that our partnership will continue with The Little Theatre in the 2016 year. Again we'll be featuring one movie in July and one in August, and of course we'll have a great selection of food trucks and vendors on site to provide a great movie-watchin'-under-the-stars experience.
In the coming weeks as we say goodbye to 2015, you may notice some distinct changes to the site as we prepare for a growth-filled New Year. We've said from the beginning that this "project" is certainly not a one year deal - it is going to be a 20+ year deal to make positive changes in this city we love. In order to constantly evolve and improve, we have to constantly assess the effectiveness of our site and make improvements when necessary.
Once again, thank you for joining is on this journey. Keeping reading our posts, liking our pictures, and giving us your thoughtful feedback to make our business - and Rochester - better.
Jason & Stefanie Schwingle Founders, the Rochesteriat