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RocLinks 7/9/16

July 10th, 2016

Excavating for the War Memorial Arena in 1952 [PHOTO: RPL Local History Division]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

Arena Upgrades

D&C takes a lookexternal link at various upgrades on deck for the BC Arena. What would you do given the chance? I actually think, because the arena doesn’t address the river so much, that there’s room on the southeast corner for a residential tower and a sports bar (something that’s oddly absent from here and near the ballpark). That’s not $10m worth of upgrades, though.

Eat Up

So apparently Swiftwater is now serving food.external link That’s awesome, but I hope it doesn’t preclude me from ordering from Lin’s Garden and taking it there anyway. There’s something euphoric about beer and Chinese food.

Eat Up (Reprise)

AND Rochesterguy made it to Nosh.external link I’m now busy scrubbing down my screen after slobbering all over it. I can’t believe the pictures would be lying, so I guess check it out.

Afield, but Close

And finally, while continuing to wait for the Joe Bean popup park, check out all theseexternal link that were erected in Covington, KY – a place formerly famous only for having Cincinnati’s airport.

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  1. Ben says:

    BCA upgrades:

    First and foremost the arena needs a new roof. And not just a patch job because it is leaking, but they need to rip the entire current roof off and replace it with a domed setup that makes the arena itself taller. Is this possible? Prohibitively expensive? I don’t know, but I have read in the past that one of the reasons we miss out on certain concerts/events is that our arena is just not big enough for current day stages. If we want to get put back on the map, we absolutely need to address this issue. This would also likely be able to fix the issue of our scoreboard being completely off center(minor issue) and the horrible acoustics for sporting events(major issue).

    As far as the sports bar idea, I have always though that the upper level atrium area, where they currently do the $2 beers for Amerks games and have the hall of fame located, should be converted into a nice sports bar. Set it up in such a way that on non-event days the bar itself can still be accessible from the street and you have a beautiful view of the river and downtown with all the huge windows in there. I am also hoping some kind of bar/restaurant goes in on the corner of Broad/Exchange in the old D&C building, as you said it is sorely needed over by the arena.

  2. Richard Long says:

    How about we begin by removing the Blue Cross Arena name from the Rochester WAR MEMORIAL?

    It is offensive to men who fought and died for this Country for the Blue Cross name to have top billing.

    Then we can get around to recognizing there is NO SAFE PARKING near the War Memorial as far as suburban people are concerned. They have no need to bleed through the nose to park and then find their car stolen or stripped downtown. Most live in the suburbs because the City flushed itself during the Johnson years.

    Finally, lets recognize the reality that if all these arena/Convention Center/Cultural Centers were viable Private Money would build and operate them. How’s all the taxpayer money invested in the Platt & Mill Street entertainment district working out?


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