Lucky for all of us, new businesses are starting up in the city and ones that have been around for a while have become successful enough to upgrade to larger spaces. Better yet, businesses are ditching the 'burbs for new city digs. That's the kind of movement we like to see.
Check out the city's new businesses and those who have moved:
From the food (burgers and wings to oysters and chocolate dipped bacon) to the craft cocktails, wine, and beer, you'll find something to enjoy at Vesper. We'd describe it as classic American fare in a warm, rustic setting in one of the coolest areas of downtown.
Leaf Tea Bar
Leaf Tea Bar is the expanded endeavor of Happy Earth Tea owners Niraj and Mary, a brick and mortar retail shop and tea bar. Located at 650 South Ave, this tea bar is not only a place to sit back and enjoy tea, but also to learn about where it comes from and perfect the art of pouring a fantastic cup every time.
Niraj and Mary moved from their original spot in the The Hungerford.
Jetty at the Port
Jetty at the Port is new restaurant at the Port of Rochester. A bigger space inside than we imagined, this restaurant can easily hold your next family celebration, corporate function, or holiday party.
It also boasts an expansive outdoor section that includes tables for meals, a lounge-type area for relaxed conversation, and of course, a beautiful view of Lake Ontario where you'll see all the action happening at this newly re-designed section of our city. And yes, it's in the city.
A new Lebanese restaurant has opened up at 746 Monroe Ave, Cedar Mediterranean. We haven't been there yet ourselves, but foodies crave relatively unknown spots like this. It looks like the menu has a lot of options, including vegan and vegetarian dishes.
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Stacy K Floral
From a small garage type space on Park Ave to a large spacious, well-lit retail and design lab, Stacy K Floral has expanded.
This vintage inspired boutique now has a beautiful, larger new home at the Culver Road Armory. Think where Benrus used to be, around the corner from the entrance of TRATA, facing Cobbs Hill Park.
Don't let the signage confuse you - Hetties Delites Cafe (formerly located in The Shops on West Ridge in Greece), has overtaken the former Boulder Coffee space at the Public Market.
Previously in a tucked away location off East Ave, More Fire Glass Studio now has a beautiful, newly renovated, larger space at 36 Field Street. Home to Elizabeth Lyons Glass and Jennifer Schinzing Glass, More Fire is a glass blowing studio and gallery. Check out the website for more information on the artists, the hours, and upcoming events.
BONUS: Big Announcement from Nosh
Lastly, a not so subtle announcement was recently made about what's going to be new for Nosh this coming Spring.
Stay tuned for most posts about new businesses and changes coming to the city.
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