Should a grocery store be built in downtown Rochester?

Jan 17, 2013 Full story: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 20

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#1 Jan 17, 2013
No way. Look at the BS (BULL SH!T) Wegmans had to go thrue with the East ave store. Rochester and NY are not business friendly.
How long was the East ave Wegmans project in the making?
Wegmans future growth will be down south out of state. And smartly so.

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#2 Jan 17, 2013
There was already a Wegmans downtown in Midtown Plaza years ago. Danny got smart and took it out when business wasn't so good.

So the answer....Hell NO
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Honeoye Falls, NY

#3 Jan 17, 2013
We had the welfare wegmans on mt hope. The yard apes ruined it.
stank breath whites

El Monte, CA

#4 Jan 17, 2013
Im all for anything to rejuvenate downtown, so why not? Add a casino along with a new downtown mall.
stank breath whites

El Monte, CA

#5 Jan 17, 2013
The_ Patriot_USA wrote:
There was already a Wegmans downtown in Midtown Plaza years ago. Danny got smart and took it out when business wasn't so good.
So the answer....Hell NO
Attitudes like that is the reason why Rochester is so conservative. It's time to think big and get with the times. Unfortunately, what you posted, is probably what will remain.

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#6 Jan 17, 2013
Johnson gave Wegmans such a hard time, they closed Mt. Hope because of it. Midtown ended up being trashed. Too much thievery.

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#7 Jan 17, 2013
stank breath whites wrote:
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Attitudes like that is the reason why Rochester is so conservative. It's time to think big and get with the times. Unfortunately, what you posted, is probably what will remain.
It's economics, if you can't make a profit then there is no sense spinning your wheels. Gotta go where the money is.

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#8 Jan 17, 2013
Steel City Steelers wrote:
Johnson gave Wegmans such a hard time, they closed Mt. Hope because of it. Midtown ended up being trashed. Too much thievery.
You are 100% correct. Rochester is lucky, very lucky Wegmans did not say screw it with the East ave store and pull out of the city all together.
I would love to know how many businesses watched Wegmans and the Genesee Brewery and said FCK the city of Rochester.

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#9 Jan 17, 2013
The_ Patriot_USA wrote:
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It's economics, if you can't make a profit then there is no sense spinning your wheels. Gotta go where the money is.
Really? I know plenty of people who have recently moved downtown into the new lofts, and beautiful apartments that are being built, that would love to have a grocery store that we could walk to, and be able to leave our car at home.
stank breath whites

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#10 Jan 17, 2013
The_ Patriot_USA wrote:
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It's economics, if you can't make a profit then there is no sense spinning your wheels. Gotta go where the money is.
Like the old saying goes, "If you build it, they will come."

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#11 Jan 17, 2013
tmaxx2 wrote:
<quoted text>Really? I know plenty of people who have recently moved downtown into the new lofts, and beautiful apartments that are being built, that would love to have a grocery store that we could walk to, and be able to leave our car at home.
Could those few offset the many that would rob and steal the stores blind? Chase away paying customers?

Open one and let us know.

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#12 Jan 17, 2013
tmaxx2 wrote:
<quoted text>Really? I know plenty of people who have recently moved downtown into the new lofts, and beautiful apartments that are being built, that would love to have a grocery store that we could walk to, and be able to leave our car at home.
Read my post again, correctly this time. I didn't say that people downtown didn't want a grocery store, I said it has to be profitable for the store and to be able to sustain.

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#13 Jan 17, 2013
stank breath whites wrote:
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Like the old saying goes, "If you build it, they will come."
sure people will go, but like I just said. It has to be profitable for the company. Wegmans left for a reason when they were in Midtown. Between the shrinkage (theft) and the store not bringing enough money to cover operating costs, they made the decision to leave instead of lose money.

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#14 Jan 17, 2013
A lot of people don't want to go downtown because they don't feel safe and the police can't be there 24 hours a day to arrest shoplifters and escort people to their cars and homes.
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#16 Jan 17, 2013
There was another grocery store in midtown after wegmans. It met the same fate. Pieces of trash stealing high ticket items. Who wants to be robbed other than morons with no business sense?

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#17 Jan 17, 2013
Wont be long and the corner stores will be far and few between........and if any new ones try to open they have to sell vegies and fresh fruit.

To Fing funny.
stank breath whites

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#18 Jan 17, 2013
The_ Patriot_USA wrote:
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sure people will go, but like I just said. It has to be profitable for the company. Wegmans left for a reason when they were in Midtown. Between the shrinkage (theft) and the store not bringing enough money to cover operating costs, they made the decision to leave instead of lose money.
Call me crazy, but I believe downtown can be vibrant again. It has potential to be profitable. If you dont have a downtown, you dont have nothing. Egos from politicians are what's keeping downtown the way is. What killed Midtown Wegmans is what killed every tenant there, high rent and taxes, not shoplifters. I may be dreaming, but i wish downtown would make a comeback. I am an optimist.
Grady Stiles

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#19 Jan 18, 2013
If they built it, I wouldn't shop there, especially without enough bullets to properly defend myself. Thanks Cuomo you apefaced d bag.

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#22 Jan 18, 2013
stank breath whites wrote:
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Call me crazy, but I believe downtown can be vibrant again. It has potential to be profitable. If you dont have a downtown, you dont have nothing. Egos from politicians are what's keeping downtown the way is. What killed Midtown Wegmans is what killed every tenant there, high rent and taxes, not shoplifters. I may be dreaming, but i wish downtown would make a comeback. I am an optimist.
Downtown could be so much more but the problem is, no one is interested in it enough to put the money forward. Unless you are talking about a casino. The politicians missed the boat when they didn't capitalize on Brown's Race or the river. A lot of history there that people would come to see. Unless a grocery store was secure and safe to go to, I don't see it happening, good idea but doubtful.
stank breath whites

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#23 Jan 18, 2013
The_ Patriot_USA wrote:
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Downtown could be so much more but the problem is, no one is interested in it enough to put the money forward. Unless you are talking about a casino. The politicians missed the boat when they didn't capitalize on Brown's Race or the river. A lot of history there that people would come to see. Unless a grocery store was secure and safe to go to, I don't see it happening, good idea but doubtful.
Brown's race and the river.....yes! I think they should look into high falls again. Like the poster above mentioned, Main street is the heart and soul of downtown, could sure use a face lift.

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