Don’t Miss: Downtown Living Furniture & Decor Show

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On April 6th and 7th, head downtown to Sibley Square for the first Downtown Living Furniture & Decor Show. Featuring refurbished, renewed and refreshed urban lifestyle designs from classic to mid-century to contemporary style room settings and vignettes. The special weekend sale showcases multiple, eco-aware retailers echoing the reinvention of the venerable Sibley’s Department Store.

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Sibley Square recently has been reclaimed by WINN Development as 1 million square feet of multi-use residential and commercial space. WINN Development and ABODES Property Services will host the show which is sponsored by Rochester’s (585) magazine.

The event will feature furniture and accessories from Rochester’s leading resale stores, including upstate New York’s largest consignment shop, Sequels Home Furnishings of Victor, along with the area’s top Mid-Century experts from South Avenue Treasures and Abode of Rochester’s southeast neighborhoods. “This is a show highlighting stylish yet sustainable ideas for designing and decorating your home,” said Lewis Stess, founder of ABODES Property Services and show organizer.

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Downtown Rochester is an exciting and growing urban residential experience. Nearly 7,000 residents currently live within walking distance of Sibley Square in renovated and repurposed residential spaces. In keeping with the mission of Sibley Square to revitalize and reuse some of the best of our past, the Downtown Living Furniture & Decor Show brings hundreds of brand name, quality furnishings and accessories that are very gently used, at very attractive prices.

The event is 2 days only: Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Entry is free.

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Photo Courtesy ABODES

The weekend show is both furniture gallery and pop-up retail shop. People can browse and buy authentic, high quality decor that maintains the best characteristics of past designs, updating it for today’s lifestyles. Living, dining, and bedroom settings will be adorned with art, photography, accessories and rugs. The show supports resource-saving, green choices in today’s home interior design.


Event Details:

Saturday, April 6th: 10am-6pm
Sunday, April 7th: 12-5pm
Facebook Event Page

Sibley Square:
250 East Main Street


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Downtown Life Is Where It's At


If you haven't heard us mention it yet (spoiler alert: it probably won't be long until we do it again) we live downtown, WE LOVE DOWNTOWN. The creative team at CGI Communications (who just so happens to be located downtown) has recently released a video that showcases downtown living options right here in our city. We share the sentiments of all those featured in the video, and we can't imagine life anywhere else.

Watch and see what others love about living in Downtown Rochester and catch a glimpse of their living quarters.

And just like in the video, we feel like we're a part of history, that we're a part of a new frontier of downtown's revival and the revival of our city in this new generation.

"People are here."

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Stefanie is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. She already told you she lives downtown, so what else can she say, but MOVE DOWNTOWN! Find her with a camera & phone in hand, taking photos for @theRochesteriat on Instagram. Follow her on Twitter.

A Day in the Life: Downtown Rochester


Downtown Rochester We understand that living downtown is not a feasible option for everyone, but for those curious about life downtown and IF it offers enough to make a life downtown - we would like to share... a day in the life: Downtown Rochester.

First, a Place to Live:

Warner Lofts, Downtown Rochester

First, you'll need a place to call home. You'll be surprised by the number of lofts and apartments downtown, with more on the way in Sibley's and Midtown. There's the Temple Building, 44 Exchange, Warner Lofts, and lots of other apartments around, here's the full list.

It's true, downtown has very few options for owner-occupied living spaces and we hope to see this change very soon. Currently there's the Capron Lofts and North Plymouth Terrace.

Good morning:

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The way you start your day may be unique to you, but downtown will have an option for everyone. Whether it's working out, grabbing breakfast, or maybe just a quick coffee on the way to work. Downtown has options.

Stop at Chestnut Cafe, Spot, Java's, Craft Cafe, Fina's, Founders Cafe, or one of the dozen other options you have to grab a bite and your caffeine fix on your way to work or on a break.

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Maybe you jump start your day differently, try Empire Fitness (formerly Downtown Fitness Club), Harro East Athletic Club, the Elite Training Studio or the Fitness Center at Clinton Court.

Time to Eat:


Maybe you're worried you won't have many options for lunch or dinner out. Fear not, there are enough places to eat that you could try a new place every day for a few months.

He's Chinese, Downtown Rochester

There's Tournedos, Victoire, City Grill, Aunt Rosie's, Byblos Cafe, He's Chinese & Japanese, Hot Rosita's, Vive, Veneto, and Tapas 177, just to name a few and we haven't even mentioned the street carts and food trucks!

Oh no, we're out of...cheese!

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Don't worry, realizing on the way home you need milk, butter, pasta, eggs, cheese or anything else to make a delicious meal, you no longer have to leave downtown to get what you need, Hart's Local Grocers has you covered.

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And if you want to have it waiting at your door for you when you get home, they deliver!

A little Entertainment:

Geva Theatre

The culture downtown is thriving and there is no void of things to do. Love theatre? Head to Geva Theatre or the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre.

Eastman School, Downtown Rochester

Live music? You're covered. From the RPO to FREE student concerts, the Eastman School concert halls are always booked. There's also Flour City Station, Water Street Music Hall, Abilene, and a number of restaurants that have live music different nights of the week. Maybe just a good ol' movie night, we've got The Little Theatre (oh wait, they also have life music AND a cafe #score).

Quick, I Need a Bank!


Did you know there are 14 bank locations downtown? So if you bank with Chase, ESL, First Niagara, Bank of America, or a handful of others - you're all set.

Enjoy Urban Life:

High Falls

And for all the others reasons to live downtown...

Rundel Library, Downtown Rochester

We have incredible park's (Washington Square Park and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park just to name two... their names are quite long after all), High Falls, a library, churches and more.

Jazz Fest

Did we mention the Red Wings, Museum of Play, the Jazz Fest, Fringe Fest, or art galleries like RoCo?

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This is not, in any way, an all inclusive list. And we hope that over the days and weeks to come, life downtown will continue to improve. To find out more Downtown Rochester happenings, check out RDDC's (Rochester Downtown Development Corporation) website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Stefanie is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. She happens to think life downtown is the bomb diggity and loves walking as many places as she can, at least when it's above freezing. Find her with a camera & phone in hand, taking photos for @theRochesteriat on Instagram. Follow her on Twitter.