Welcome to the City: April/May Edition



The city has awakened, it's becoming more exciting, and it's expanding. We want to send a huge WELCOME TO THE CITY! to the following new ROC businesses that opened in the last 2 months...


Abode Rochester Why you want to check it out: Nestled in the South Wedge is a one of a kind "furniture & more" shop. Looking for that perfect, unique piece of furniture for your condo, apartment or even office? Maybe mid-century style holds a tender place in your heart. What about a decorative accent for yourself or a gift for a friend? Abode has all of this covered without charging an arm and a leg! Website: http://www.aboderoc.com/ Follow them: Facebook, Instagram Map: 289 Gregory Street Related Post - Abode Rochester: Opening Day

City Grill Rochester:

City Grill Patio Why you want to check it out: In the hustle & bustle of East Ave, a new restaurant and ballroom event space has opened. With indoor and outdoor seating and private dining at City Grill, and event space for meetings, weddings, or anything you can think of at Ballroom 384, this place has got you covered! Website: http://www.citygrillrochester.com/ Follow them: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Map: 384 East Avenue

Pour Coffee Parlor:

Pour Coffee Parlor Why you want to check it out: Fresh pour over, chemex, cold brew Nitro, and more. Whether you know what those are or not it doesn't matter - come learn and watch the craft of great coffee making and enjoy a cup vastly different than what's just sitting in a coffee pot. Pour baristas are friendly, knowledgeable, and care enough that you try a great cup of Joe at least once in your lifetime. Added plus: sandwiches, pastries, salads, beer, other beverages, waffles, and even gluten free food & pastries! Website: http://www.pourcoffeeparlor.com/ Follow them: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Map: 23 Somerton St. Related Post - Pour Coffee: sneak peek inside

Press Coffee:

Press-Coffee Why you want to try: Located in a beautiful historic building downtown on E. Main, this local coffee shop roasts small batch fair trade coffee. With huge windows lining the full length of the coffee shop, you can enjoy the views of Main Street over coffee, pastries, sandwiches, fresh squeezed lemonade and more. We even heard rumblings of local bands playing here in the near future. Also, while we are HUGE fans of Java's on Gibbs, Press Coffee gives the Eastman students, concert goers, and Grove Place residents another great option to choose from in the neighborhood. Great cities aren't limited to just one coffee shop, there really must be multiple options to appease our caffeine addictions. Follow them: Facebook, Twitter Map: 480 E. Main St.

Founders Café:

Founders Cafe Why you want to try: Located inside the beautiful and historic Academy Building [built in 1873] in the heart of the city, there's much to love about this café. Inside you'll find everything a coffee shop should have - coffee, lattes, espresso, and smoothies, plus sandwiches, paninis, soup, salads, and wraps. The newly built front outdoor patio certainly gives just another reason to check this place out. Website: http://founderscaferochester.com/ Follow them: Facebook Map: 13 Fitzhugh St. Related Post - Founders Cafe: sneak peek


Arhaus Opening Culver Road Armory Why you want to try: Arhaus may not be a local furniture shop, but we're sure excited that they moved out of the suburbs and into the city of Rochester! We can't wait to see more businesses make the move too. While we're certainly fans of shop local and smaller stores, there's something to be said of our city when these larger chains are taking notice and making the move....hmmm....maybe you should check out what's going on too? Website: http://www.arhaus.com/store/ Follow them: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Map: 155 Culver Road, Culver Road Armory Related Post - 5 City Developments to Watch for in 2014

Park Ave Paninoteca:

Park-Ave-Paninoteca Why you want to try: Paninis, sandwiches, pastas, and other Italian specialties from family recipes, AND located on beautiful Park Ave. With a great location and outdoor patio space available, this adds another venue to the amazing options in the Park Ave neighborhood. Come in and be treated like family! Follow them: Facebook, Twitter Map: 266 Park Ave Related: Park Ave Posts