Old Irondequiot Mall Is Slowly Becoming A Community Center

February 23, 2021

According to Irondequoit Town Supervisor Dave Seely, the renovations on the old mall are coming along nicely and he barely recognizes it anymore. “That’s what we said all along is we want to take your perception of what something was and what you think it might’ve still been and reimagine it.” The mall is being […]

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Rochester Landmark On South Clinton Is Closing

February 19, 2021

Yesterday, the Cinema Theater on South Clinton Ave. made an announcement on their website that said they’d be closing their doors for good: Hello friends, We (Audrey and Alex) have made the difficult decision to close the Cinema Theater. Our lease was up for renewal in January, and given the current climate, we couldn’t see […]

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Local Restaurants Are Feeling Optimistic About The New Restaurant Curfew

February 15, 2021

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently adjusted the business curfew, letting bars and restaurants stay open until 11 pm instead of 10. The change went into effect on Valentines Day and local restaurants are getting optimistic about the future. Shelby Griswold, a server at Lemoncello, said: “People are so excited to get out and […]

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Pamper Your Valentine at the Groom Room Men’s Spa

February 13, 2021

TripAdvisor recently published an article titled “10 Black Owned Spas to Bliss Out In” and the Groom Room is first on the list. The Groom Room Men’s Spa Lounge is located right here in Rochester. According to customer reviews, it is the best spot in town for a man to be be pampered. Services include […]

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United Airlines Partners With Archer To Develop Small Electric Air Taxis

February 12, 2021

On Wednesday, United Airlines announced that they would begin acquiring around 200 electric air taxis to shuttle people in big cities to the airport quicker. They’ve partnered up with a small, private company that produces electric helicopter style aircraft that are capable of vertical takeoff and landings. The company is called Archer and hopes to […]

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Sephora Makes Good On It’s 15% Pledge

February 12, 2021

The global makeup corporation Sephora is pushing a new program that is dedicated to bring more BIOPC – owned brands into development. Last June, the company became the first retailer to sign the Aurora James’ 15% pledge. Instead of just filling the shelves with as many Black owned brands as quickly as possible, they are […]

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Say Goodbye To Aunt Jemima, And Hello To Pearl Milling?

February 10, 2021

Say goodbye to Aunt Jemima in June!  The repackaged products will hit shelves with and new name Pearl Milling Company. Parent company Quaker Oats, which is owned by PepsiCo Inc. said the logo (featuring a Black woman) will be removed and replaced with an image of the building that’s been part of the brand’s 131-year-old history. […]

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TikTok and Universal Music Group

February 9, 2021

TikTok and Universal Music Group The Universal Music Group and TikTok have announced an expansive global alliance that will immediately become a game changer. The UMG announcement mentions how the global agreement “delivers equitable compensation for recording artists and songwriters”. This deal is specifically designed in “promoting the development of new innovative experiences”. Can you […]

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Local Grocery Chains Tops And Price Chopper Announce Merger

February 9, 2021

Tops an Pricechopper announced on Monday that they would be merging together, effectively doubling their footprint in the northeast. As businesses struggle to deal with the pandemic, they have to find new and sometimes drastic measures to stay above water. Scott Grimmett, the new company’s CEO, gave a statement, saying: “This merger marks a major […]

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Senator Chuck Schumer Pleads With Samsung To Open Factory In Genesee County

February 8, 2021

Last month, the Wall Street Journal did a piece about Samsung scouting out locations for a $17 Billion factory. These locations included Arizona, Texas and Genesee County, New York. Sources say that it would likely take millions of dollars of state funding to secure the position, but NY State Senator Chuck Schumer is doing is […]

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