New Businesses to Love in 2015




The Kitchen

Cipolla Romaine, 5 South Main Street, Pittsford, NY (585) 310-2467

Cipolla Romaine recently opened in the heart of the village of Pittsford, NY. On Main St. lies the home of an upscale catering company that also offers a dining experience unlike any other with an intimate dining experience in its restaurant called “The Kitchen” where the only table in the restaurant is yours! With the final preparation of each course in the dining room, patrons will be immersed in the art of cooking and share Chef Cipolla’s passion for haute cuisine. Cipolla Romainespecializes in full service custom catering & event planning, working directly with their clients budgets to create a unique menu and experience. Your menu will be one of a kind and never repeated, created by Chefs to specifically fit your needs & wants.




The hustle and bustle of College Town is well underway with many of the new business’s opening their doors in this highly anticipated development. In addition to breathe yoga and Barnes and Noble, these are the latest to open:  Moe’s Corner Bakery Café, GNC, Creator’s Hands, Bean Cruises and Travel, and Insomnia Cookies.  Planned January openings include Jimmy John’s, and TIAA CREF, and in the next few months, the Beer Market, Constantino’s Market, Saxby’s Coffee, and Canandaigua National Bank.  Be sure to keep up with all of the happenings at College Town by liking them on facebook.



Mt. Hope Lofts, 1331 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY (585) 204-7689

At Mount Hope Lofts at College Town, everything you need is right outside your door. Here, you can live right near your favorite restaurants, bars, shopping spots and have immediate access to College Town events, the medical center and university.  College Town is becoming a vibrant mixed-use community that will become a regional magnet for those that live, work, shop, play, visit and study nearby.  Tenants will have access to:  On-site management | State-of-the-art Fitness Center | On-site retail | Elevator underground parking | Bike/Scooter storage | Constantino’s Market




The Button Lofts, 340 Rutgers Street, Rochester, NY (585) 487-8890

The Button Lofts project is an ambitious renovation of a historical building on Monroe Avenue in Rochester, NY.   DHD Ventures transformed the M.B. Shantz Button Manufacturing Factory, circa 1903-1904, into 39 modern lofts and townhouses. Each unit will feature a distinctly New York City-style with exposed brick and beams, and expansive windows which offer striking views of the city landscape.



Nox Cocktail Lounge, 302 N. Goodman in Village Gate, Rochester, NY (585) 471-8803

Nox: Craft Cocktails and Comfort Food is the newest addition to the eclectic mix of offerings at Village Gate in downtown Rochester. They are part of the craft cocktail revolution, but with a new age twist. All of their recipes are from this century. Nox also serves comfort food made from scratch. They are open Thursday-Monday from 4 until midnight.



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Knucklehead Craft Brewing, 426 Ridge Road, Webster, NY

Knucklehead Craft Brewing, or KCB,  capitalizes on a love for crafting, brewing, and sharing great beer.  With a variety of beers including Amber Ale, Caramel Stout, Scotch Ale, Belgian IPA and more, KCB will be a favorite stop for beer lovers.  Owners  Len Dummer and George Cline have transformed the building at the corner of Ridge and Bay Roads, a former grocery store  for more than 50 years, into Webster’s first microbrewery -keeping the fireplace that once sat behind the sales counter and naming a beer after the store, they have preserved the deeply embedded history while creating a new stop for A-Listers.



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