RocSubway has word from good sources this afternoon that Genesee Brewery will submit an application today to demolish this building at the eastern end of the High Falls pedestrian bridge at 13 Cataract Street. This will likely be going to the Zoning Board hearing on Dec 15. Obviously, if true, this would be a great architectural and historical loss for Rochester. If you know anyone with deep pockets, now is a great time to buy!
A view of the Standard Brewing Company (above) located at 13 Cataract Street at Platt Street. Standard Brewing Company was incorporated in 1899, but suspended production during the prohibition era in 1924. In 1933, production resumed until Standard Brewing Company merged with Rochester Brewing Company in 1956 to form Standard Rochester Brewing Company.
According to the property detail on the City’s web site, the property is assessed at $187,900.
The Brewery has had the building up for sale with several developers showing interest at one time or another; but no buyers. Genesee Brewery has not yet responded to my request for comment. Stay tuned! And if you have ideas for this building please leave a comment below.
How You Can Help:
Plan to attend and speak at the Zoning Board’s meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2011. The start time for the Public Hearing is 9:30 AM in City Council Chambers, Room 302A, City Hall, 30 Church Street. Cases 1-5 will be heard beginning at 9:30 AM. The Genesee Brewery Application is Case #5 and will begin at 11:30 AM.
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Tags: architecture, Genesee Brewery, Genesee Brewing Company, High Falls, Rochester, Rochester Brewing Company, Rochester NY, Standard Brewing Company
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