RocLinks 5/21/16

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Looking West from Downtown [PHOTO: Author]

     By       Matthew Denker

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

Send More Coffee

After a     long and sordid affair,

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Ugly Duck Coffee     has finally made the leap

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to brick and mortar. Go visit them in the former Little Bakery location, then get a breakfast sandwich from Hart's. I'll try not to slobber on my keyboard too much in the meantime.


Remember that little I-Square blowup? We talked about it     previously.    Well it's     still blowing up.

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I'm a bit surprised, considering there are far larger projects that have appeared far more corrupt *cough*     fast ferry

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*cough* that have had far less fallout. Go figure.

Do Something

After dragging its heals for 5 years now, UofR has decided to     beg the city

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for another 3-5 years to do something at Block F. Apparently all of Rochester's developers are too busy right now (despite all submitting for the new Inner Loop land). I must say that my college experience there would have been much easier if I could have used this same argument while in school. "But Professor, I waited until the last minute to write my paper, and then the library was full! Can I have a few more weeks?" Oh, and apparently there's not enough parking in this part of town anymore.     Really?

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(and yes that's Block F on the right).

Excellent Timing

To coincide with cocktail revival week (surely), Gov. Cuomo     announced a plan

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to allow liquor sales before noon on Sunday. I've only seen that this was announced at a 'Rochester brewery,' so if anyone knows which one, do please comment.

Be Literate

And finally, the Central Library has     received a nice visual upgrade.

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The use of word art on a library is clever, to say the least. Be sure to go check it out, and maybe eat your lunch outside while you're at it.    * * *

As always, use the comments below as open discussion for anything in these links - or let us know if there's a topic you'd like to see us hit more aggressively in future RocLinks. Have a great weekend!

Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA