Our Neighborhood Merchants


Our Neighborhood Merchants

The objective of this group is to introduce residents of the SW Quadrant to the businesses in their community with the hope that if they are more aware of them they will patronize them more.  We also want to encourage business owners to adapt the the goods and services they offer to serve the needs of a broadened clientele.

Location: SouthWest Rochester
Members: 40
Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2020

How to use the group.

We hope that business owners and prospective customers will join Location19 and this group so that they can get to know one-another better.  Either through posts in discussions or as private Location19 mail messages, customers can communicate with the merchants to let them know what they would patronize their establishment for if the products or service were offered and to give constructive feedback on problems they may have encounter.

The exact structure of this group will probably evolve as we test things out.  For now I think, we should try starting a discussion in this group's Discussion Forum for each establishment.  That will allow the customers and merchant to have a public conversation using the "Reply" feature.  Mark Sweetland and I visited several stores with the objective of getting a feel for the establishments and the merchants.  We'll post that information as time allows.  I would encourage merchants to add to their story so the neighborhood gets to know them better.  If a locatgion19 member visits an establishment that we have not yet started a discussion for, you are encouraged to start a discussion yourself. 

Remember that anyone can read what gets posted.  For information exchanges that are best done privately you can use Send a Message  which you can find on any members page under their picture.  As discussions get added for various establishments, I will put together index pages to make locating information easy.  Those will appear to the right of this box.

General discussions can of course also be started to address issues that affect multiple establishments.

Check the index pages->

Discussion Forum

Deli Sandro’s

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by Mark Sweetland Sep 12, 2020. 2 Replies

Deli Sandro's,  1172 S. Plymouth Ave. corner Cottage and Jefferson,  Rochester NY 14611Phone: (585) 328-3354Map: …Continue

Deli Sandros Serving Up Changes

Started by Mark Sweetland. Last reply by Anthony D'Alessandro Mar 13, 2017. 2 Replies

One of the best spots on the west side to grab a bite to eat, Deli Sandros has been going non-stop since its opening years ago. Owner Anthony D'Allessandro never sits still. His shop has changed from one room to two, from selling some convenience…Continue

People’s Choice Kitchen - Now Open!

Started by John Boutet Jan 25, 2016. 0 Replies

People’s Choice Kitchen, Corner of Brooks and Thurston at 575 Brooks Ave. 464-8790Owner:  Evangelan “Van” StanleyHours:  11 AM-8 PM, Mon.-Sat.Facebook:…Continue

SewGreen@Rochester newly opened Dec 5, 2015

Started by SewGreen@Rochester Dec 9, 2015. 0 Replies

Have you ever wished you knew how to sew?Sewing has so many benefits—you can mend your own clothes, make gifts for family and friends, even create a new outfit you’ll be proud to wear.Now there’s a place in the SW quadrant of Rochester where you can…Continue

RNR Ice Cream Café - Closed 2017

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by Mark Sweetland Sep 7, 2017. 2 Replies

RNR Ice Cream Café,  945 Genesee Street, 585 527-0055, 24rnr@frontiernet.netOwners:  Rosa M PetersHours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm,  Sunday 12:00 pm -8:00 pmLocation:…Continue

People’s Choice Kitchen - Former location - now at 575 Brooks

Started by John Boutet Jul 12, 2014. 0 Replies

People’s Choice Kitchen, 651 Chili Ave. 464-8790Owner:  Evangelan “Van” StanleyHours:  11 AM-9 PM, Mon.-Sat.Facebook: People’s Choice Kitchen…Continue

The Arnett Café

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by Mark Sweetland Feb 5, 2015. 1 Reply

The Arnett Café,  332 Arnett Blvd, 279-9639Owners:  Shenise Wright, Norman and Kim Brown.Cooks:  Chef Lee Williams, Quintin Brown, Justin CregarHours: Tue-Thur 6 AM-2 PM, Fri 6 AM-6 PM, Sat 6 AM-3 PM, Sun 8 AM-4 PM. Closed Mon.Location:…Continue

1872 Cafe - Reopened for business!

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by MacClurg Vivian Oct 30, 2013. 3 Replies

1872 Cafe   431 W. Main Street, 585-730-7687Operated by: Sam FantauzzoHours: Monday - Sunday: 7:00AM to 7:00PMLocation:   MapWebsite: …Continue

Deli Sandro’s OLD LOCATION - has moved across intersection to 1172 S. Plymouth Ave.

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by John Boutet Aug 3, 2014. 4 Replies

Deli Sandro’s,  1147 S. Plymouth Ave. near Jefferson, Rochester NY, 14608  <<- WHERE WE STARTEDPhone:  (585) 328-3354Map:  …Continue

Happy Diner - CLOSED

Started by John Boutet May 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Happy Diner, 366 Thurston Road, Rochester NY, 14619Phone:  235-8254Map:  …Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Marian Boutet on December 25, 2013 at 4:05pm
2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Hunt's Hardware on Thurston Road and five generations of the Hunt family at the store. Not only are they an institution on Thurston Road, they're THE place to go for advice and materials for fixing up your older house. You just won't find their kind of expertise at Home Depot or Lowes. Like all small businesses, they're struggling against the big box stores. They need our support. When you need paint, hardware, tools, or cleaning supplies, think of Hunt's first.
Comment by Mark Sweetland on December 25, 2013 at 12:41am

Hunts Hardware See this vid.  http://youtu.be/nhyGfmrAcqw

Comment by Marian Boutet on April 29, 2013 at 4:34pm

- from the Arnett Block Association

The new owners of the Arnett at the corner of Arnett and Warwick will be starting a restaurant there. Their target opening date is May 23 and they will be open from 6 am to 2 pm. The grand opening will be May 25th.  We are very pleased to have them in our neighborhood and welcome their new restaurant. Please plan to give them some business!!!

Comment by Marian Boutet on January 13, 2013 at 12:17am


Michael is the City Horticulturalist and a long-time resident of the 19th Ward who volunteers tirelessly in the neighborhood.  He hosts an annual trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens that is not to be missed if you love gardening.  Details follow.

The 2013 Philly Flower Show
highlights Great Britain!

See the largest annual indoor flower show in the world, and the premier horticultural display garden in the United States - Longwood Gardens

March 6-7 (Wed.-Thurs.) and March 9-10 (Sat.-Sun.)

The theme for the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show is Great Britain. For more details, visit www.TheFlowerShow.com. Most people come with me to see the Flower Show, but almost everyone enjoys Longwood Gardens even more. It is so peaceful and relaxing, after the bustle of downtown Philly. We will spend more time at Longwood Gardens this year, rather than trying to squeeze in a second stop. Each year we order mushrooms (lots of them), and you can do that once again in 2013.

First Day - March 6th or 9th
7:30 Depart Rochester from Bristol's Garden Center on Rt. 96 just south of the Thruway
11:15 Lunch included near Scranton, PA at The Inn at Nichols Village
3:00 Arrive Philadelphia Flower Show
9:00 Leave show for Comfort Inn/Suites in Wilmington, Delaware (same hotel we always use)
9:45 Arrive at Hotel

Second Day – March 7th or 10th
8:10 Leave for Longwood Gardens (continental breakfast at hotel)
9:00 Arrive Longwood Gardens, lunch on your own in their wonderful cafe
2:30 Leave for dinner in Scranton.
5:30 Arrive at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel for an elegant closing dinner
10:30 Return to Rochester (Bristol's Garden Center)

The 2013 price is $395 per person (double) includes everything except dinner at the Flower Show, and also does not include lunch at Longwood (add $55 for a single). Call Michael at 585-703-9237 if you have questions. Please send full payment to reserve your place with a check payable to Michael Warren Thomas, 19 Trafalgar St, Rochester, NY 14619.

Michael Warren Thomas, Host & Producer
"Naturally Green," "For the Love of Food,"
"Discover the Finger Lakes" & "The Grapevine"


Comment by Mark Sweetland on May 6, 2012 at 1:25am

Actually, that comment was in error.  Please feel free to post any local business --- but this is not a place for notices about music events, which should be posted to the Events.

Comment by Mark Sweetland on May 6, 2012 at 1:07am

This group discussion is about local grocery stores and dining places.  Please do not post other discussions or notices here.  Thank you.

Comment by Walker Consulting Services on April 26, 2012 at 4:45pm

Proverbs 15:22 “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed”. Our mission is to “provide positive connections designed to promote sustained success” in the lives of the citizens of the Rochester, New York community. Call us at 585-270-4577 or via email at walkerconsulting@ymail.com.

Our goal is to assist faith-based organizations, religious institutions and churches with creating internal programs that will allow them to better serve their congregations and community. We also provide leadership development workshops and seminars.

Walker Consulting Services is designed to provide consultation services for existing programs as well as proposed programs and or missions.

Comment by Susan B Anthony Neighborhood on February 22, 2012 at 2:20pm

Thank you John for this addition to Location 19.

I will be buying my tickets to Wrembel (Jazz at the MAG) from Juniors on W Main. I have seen Wrembel about four times and he is not to be missed when he comes around.  I encourage all to go and ENJOY!!! 


Comment by Juniors Barbershop & Unisex Salo on February 22, 2012 at 10:56am

You dont want to miss this one time performance by Stphane Wrembel and his quartet at the Memorial Art Gallery. Tickets are on sale now at: http://www.jazzatthemag.eventbrite.com

Comment by Patricia Hagerman on February 21, 2012 at 1:53pm

We went to the Brooks Landing Diner, food was very good, I'm sure we will go back. I wish they were open for dinner too.


SW Merchants

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19th Ward Community Association
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City of Rochester Low-income Spay/Neuter for pet Dogs and Cats

Rochester Community Animal Clinic - low-income spay/neuter for pet dogs and cats, and feral cats

PAWS, Inc.Providing Animal Welfare Services

City of Rochester Adopt a Dog or Cat

Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County 




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Trulia Listed Homes For Sale

UR Home Ownership Program

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Arnett Public Library

Brooks Landing

City of Rochester 

John Lightfoot, Monroe County Legislator,District 25

Loretta Scott, City Council President, At Large

LaShay D. Harris, South District

Genesee Valley Park

Metro Justice

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Minority Reporter

SouthWest Tribune

Rochester Green Living


Sector 4 Comm. Developmant Corp

Savor Life Radio Show

Teen Empowerment

WDKX Urban contemporary 103.9 FM

WRUR 88.5 UR and WXXI partnership  88.5 FM

Southwest Family YMCA

UR Gov. & Community Relations


Rochester Prep Charter School

U.S. Dept. of Education



St. Monica Church


El Latino Restaurant
D and L Groceries
Hand Crafted Wrought Iron
Jim Dalberth Sports
Menezes Pizza
TOPS Friendly Markets
Staybridge Suites


Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP)

Dealing with Lead
Drug Activity
Healthy Blocks
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Home Safety Tips    LifeTimesAdultDay Health Care
NeighborWorks Rochester
Parking / Abandoned Vehicles
2-1-1 Social Services
ACT Rochester


Genesee Co-op FCU

3/50 Project

South Wedge Ning

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