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: Jan 31

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 Sep 24, 2017. 0 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

John Suda Law Firm Helping consumers, families, and workers for over 30+ years.

Started by John Suda. Last reply by Laura Suda Jun 5, 2015. 2 Replies

After many years working for a not-for-profit law firm I have established a solo private practice law firm. I hope to service the thousands…Continue

Tags: legal, services, Ward, 19th, Suda

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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Our Neighborhood Merchants to add comments!

Comment by Brenda Driscoll on February 21, 2012 at 8:51am

Tim and I had breakfast at the Brooks Landing Diner on Saturday morning.  The food was great!!!  I would certainly recommend it to anyone who was hungry as their portions are sizable. 

Comment by MacClurg Vivian on February 21, 2012 at 8:43am

Synthetic marijuana , legal bud, It's known as K2 or Spice, though may have other names, someone could ask the store if they sell it.

Comment by John Boutet on February 20, 2012 at 1:21pm

I didn't think to ask Margy and did not scrutinize the displays that closely.  The counters and shelves around the checkouts are so crammed with anything a customer might ask for that even things that are labeled are easy to overlook. 

Comment by Margy Meath on February 20, 2012 at 8:52am

John, Mark -

this is a great service you're providing for these business owners and neighbors. Can either of you comment as to whether any of these stores are selling the 'legal' marijuanna type stuff that was featured in the local news recently?? (I am not accurately remembering the name!).  It sounds like the drug dealers continue to be a major problem for these merchants .... 


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