If you are planning on visiting Rochester soon, there are three shops that you will want to make sure that you visit. Rochester is a great place to visit and there is a lot to do. There are plenty of shops to visit while you are on your weekend getaway but there are three that you must visit.
It is Time to Travel Again
The COVID 19 pandemic has been raging for about two years now and it has kept us all at home. Luckily, with the advent of the COVID vaccines (about 15% of the US population was already vaccinated by March 2021), we are able to get back to life and start traveling again. Visiting Rochester and making the most of the shopping opportunities is a great way to get back on track with life and have a little fun.
Walking from shop to shop is not only good for your mental health, but it is also good for your physical health. Regular physical activity, including walking, can reduce the risk of diabetes to 50%. That means you can enjoy a weekend of shopping and improve your health all at the same time when you visit Rochester.
Tips for Preparing for Your Shopping Trip in Rochester
There are plenty of places where you can shop in Rochester. Before you head out for the day, plan your day. Most shops in Rochester have websites that you can check out and use to plan your shopping trip. The design of the website can tell you a lot about shops. Website design is one of the key factors that people use to determine the credibility of the website (75%) and ultimately of the shop.
One of the planning tools you can use is Google maps. By mapping out your shopping day you will be able to get to more shops and do it more efficiently. Planning your shopping ahead of time and knowing where your next stop is located will make the entire trip enjoyable.
Consider the amount of time you have to dedicate to your shopping trip. Time plays a crucial role in which shops you will be able to visit and how long you can spend browsing. If you are not able to get to all the stores you want on this trip, it is never too soon to start planning your next trip to Rochester.
If you are only able to get to three places to shop, you will want to get to the three places listed below. You will find a large selection and great prices.
The Rochester Public Market
If you love to browse and find great deals, then you must visit the Rochester Public Market. It is open 52 weeks a year every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It is a combination Farmers Market community sale site. You will find amazing options for food, jewelry, and unique items. If you are around on a Saturday morning, you want to make sure that you stop by.
Reviewers on TripAdvisor gave this market a five-star review 66% of the time. It is a great place to stroll around and find great deals on a great number of goods. Make it a priority to visit, you will be glad you did.
The Eleventh Hour Gift Shop
If you are in the market for unique gifts for friends and family (or yourself), stop in at the Eleventh Hour Gift Shop, where unique is the name of the game. They offer a wide range of inventory that takes gift-giving to a whole new level.
Hedonist Artisan Chocolates
If you have a sweet tooth or even if you do not, stop in at Hedonist Artisan Chocolates and buy something special for someone left at home. There is only one word to describe the smell when you walk into this shop; heavenly. All your senses will enjoy a visit to this shop. The chocolate is delicious, the staff is welcoming, and it is a great place to indulge.
Shop Rochester and experience all the great shops that will make your weekend getaway memorable.
Helping Rochester small businesses is an easy way to give back to your community. During the cold winter, many families struggle to heat their homes and put good food on the table. Read along to find the best ways to support these local companies.
Use Their Services
The best and most obvious way to support a business is to pay for its services. Landscaping companies are abundant all over the company, and homeowners are encouraged by 90% of real estate agents to have their homes landscaped before selling. This service will help your home look better and support a small business.
If you are not eating in person due to COVID-19, order from your favorite local restaurant. Make sure to tip well and thank the delivery workers. This will help delivery workers and restaurant workers stay afloat and want to come back to work. And you will get to keep eating your favorite meals. Treating everyone in the city with kindness and compassion goes a long way, especially for a small business.
Many students live in Rochester. You might look online to see if any art shows or plays are being put on by universities in the area. This is a great way to support the community and enrich your life in the process. There is always something to do in the city to help a small business, of which there are almost 28 million in the United States.
Learn Where to Find Local Businesses
There is no shortage of small businesses, especially in Rochester. Just walking down the street you can find local grocers, boutique candy stores, craft stores, and more. Look around your office building or apartment to see what the city has to offer. The Rochester Public Market is a great place to walk around and find these local vendors who want to share their goods.
You should check the local paper and news stations to see what is going on in your area. This might lead you to a great new flower shop or clothing store that has just opened up. You can also ask your friends where they are getting groceries or paint supplies. Have open discussions about the importance of small businesses, and more will seem to crop up. Make sure to check everything out in person to give small businesses a chance.
Promote Them Yourself
Word of mouth is very strong and has become even stronger in the digital age. Make sure to leave positive reviews and tell your friend about the new businesses you have found. Share your new finds on social media! This can be done with a geotag or by tagging the business in your post. This step will always go appreciated by business owners who are struggling to get off the ground or make a return during COVID-19. This will help small businesses, 64% of which are struggling with finances, get new customers, and grow their client base. It is always good to help your community prosper.
If you have your own small business, talk with other business owners about combining efforts. This might mean a local wine store and chocolatier having a chocolate and wine night. This will bring clients from both businesses together and give everyone a better chance at growing their business. Take the time to go to local events and you might even find yourself with a coupon for the future.
Trying to support a small business will help your community grow. By funding businesses with your service and giving them free press, you will be instrumental in their success. Help Rochester be better with these tips for helping a small business in the city.
Whether you’re a parent, a child, or simply young at heart, you might have toys on the brain during this time of year. Back in 1964, 94,000 pedal-powered toy Mustangs were purchased for children during the Christmas season. And while more than 50 years may have gone by, we’re still paying tribute to the toys that shaped our childhoods thanks to Rochester’s own Strong Museum of Play and its National Toy Hall of Fame.
The weather is finally getting nicer so it’s time to put the video game controller down, gather up the family, and do something fun! Here are some great ways to kill time and have a blast around the great city we call Rochester…
According to the New York Post, Rochester seems to be a “grim and depressing” place to live. But anyone who loves the Flower City will tell you otherwise — even when it’s covered with that ubiquitous lake effect snow. Although people over the age of 55 are at least four times more likely to suffer a heart-related injury when shoveling the white stuff, many Rochesterians feel the harsh winters are well worth staying for.
Rochester’s arts and entertainment community is in the final stages of preparation for the 2016 First Niagara Fringe Festival , which takes place Thursday, September 15 to Saturday, September 24, all across Rochester. There will be more than 500 performances at more than 25 venues in and around the city. And 170 of those performances are totally free!
The Rochester Subway stopped passenger service on June 30, 1956. To mark the 60th anniversary of the subway’s closing the New York Museum of Transportation will host a two-day weekend event filled with talks, trolley rides, demonstrations of the Subway’s fully restored “Casey Jones” speeder, food, and vendors…
This fully restored vintage Greyhound bus appeared in the movie Race, the recent film about Jesse Owens’ fight to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games where he won four gold medals. The bus will be open for visitors and tales from the restoration and filming of the bus will be told next Sunday at The New York Museum of Transportation…
Rochester Makerspace is hosting a Sunday Artists and Makers Expo on May 22 from 2 PM to 5 PM. Bring your friends or family and enjoy live music, plenty of refreshments, and an eclectic collection of artwork, crafts, and maker projects on display…
Letchworth Bridge in southern Letchworth State Park celebrates its 141st birthday this year (built 1875) and will be replaced by a new steel arch bridge about 75 feet to the south. The new bridge will take approximately 3 years to complete. During that time efforts will be made to turn the original bridge into a pedestrian walkway similar to the hugely successful Poughkeepsie NY bridge crossing the Hudson River and gorge—now a New York State Park…
Last week Medley Centre finally went up for auction. Angelo Ingrassia, former owner of Irondequoit Dodge, won the vacant building plus nine adjoining properties for the bargain basement price of $100,000.
The following images were taken last month (December 2015) inside Medley Centre…
The fate of the largest herd of white white-tailed deer in the world is at stake. But you can do something to help.
Although these deer are not albino, they are extremely rare. Their very presence is a small miracle. The Seneca white deer have thrived for decades within a 10,000-acre fenced former military munitions supply base called the Seneca Army Depot, about an hour-long drive from Rochester, which provided munitions for all U.S. wars between World War II and the first Gulf War…
Gallina Development , with the help of the Rochester Model Railroad Club , has restored a favorite old model railroad display for the holiday season. The model trains, which have sat in storage for a decade, will be in the lobby of The Metropolitan (formerly Chase Tower) at One Chase Square in Downtown Rochester through the holidays…
Searching for the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season? How about an itty bitty version of Kodak tower? ReplicaBuildings.com manufactures replica scale models of famous buildings from around the globe. And two of them have been plucked right from Rochester’s skyline…
Last week a Facebook message came in from RocSubway reader, Nate Sengillo. Nate wanted to share photos from his recent trip to Frontier Town. I’ve never been there myself, but I know I’ve heard of this place before as my family has spent more than a few summer vacations at nearby Lake George. But now seeing Nate’s photos, I wish I had…
For years I’ve wanted to camp overnight near the Seneca Army Depot and see if I could get some photos of the famed Seneca White Deer. Finally, I decided it was worth getting up before sunrise and just driving out there . The morning had perfect conditions. Hazy clouds extended the sunrise until at least 7:30 AM. Prime time activity for the deer population…
This Saturday Ellison Park will host Rolling Thunder – The Food Truck Wonder and what’s being billed as “a food truck rodeo on steriods.” Rolling Thunder will be the first food truck event to take place at a Monroe County Park…
In 1867 Gustav Dentzel founded the Dentzel Carouse Company in Philadelphia, PA. In 1905, Gustav’s “Duchess” menagerie carousel opened at Ontario Beach Park where it has since entertained many generations of Rochesterians.
Recently, a debate has erupted concerning one of the ride’s painted panels; two black children—or more accurately, picaninnies—being harassed by a rooster. Stereotypical depictions of black children such as these were intended to dehumanize blacks and provide entertainment for whites at their expense. There’s no debate here. It is what it is. The question is what do to with the panel…
Some have called for it to be removed or replaced with something different. Others believe it should be preserved – either in place, or in another setting where it can be used to educate future generations about America’s history and the pitfalls of racism and bigotry.
Bill Dentzel is the great-grandson of Gustav Dentzel. In a letter to Rochester’s Preservation Board dated August 4, 2015, Bill suggests that the panel may be moved, but should not be discarded as “garbage”…
After the Erie Canal was rerouted south of downtown Rochester, the Rochester
Industrial & Rapid Transit Railway (the subway) was built in
its place as a link between the five different railroads and interurban trolley
lines that served the Rochester area. As the industrial landscape of Rochester
changed, and highways replaced the railroads, the Rochester subway gradually
became a relic of a bygone era. In 1956 the subway was abandoned and much of
its route was converted into Interstate 490 built to connect Rochester
with the New York State Thruway (I-90). Read more about the history of the Rochester Subway.
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