RocLinks 7/9/16

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Excavating for the War Memorial Arena in 1952 [PHOTO: RPL Local History Division]

     By       Matthew Denker

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

Arena Upgrades

D&C     takes a look

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at various upgrades on deck for the BC Arena. What would you do given the chance? I actually think, because the arena doesn't address the river so much, that there's room on the southeast corner for a residential tower and a sports bar (something that's oddly absent from here and near the ballpark). That's not $10m worth of upgrades, though.

Eat Up

So apparently Swiftwater is now     serving food.

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That's awesome, but I hope it doesn't preclude me from ordering from Lin's Garden and taking it there anyway. There's something euphoric about beer and Chinese food.

Eat Up (Reprise)

AND Rochesterguy made it     to Nosh.

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I'm now busy scrubbing down my screen after slobbering all over it. I can't believe the pictures would be lying, so I guess check it out.

Afield, but Close

And finally, while continuing to wait for the Joe Bean popup park, check out     all these

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that were erected in Covington, KY - a place formerly famous only for having Cincinnati's airport.    * * *

Have a great holiday weekend (Happy Birthday America), and 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