Rochester, N.Y. - Renovations at Village Gate Square will be finished this May.
Stern Properties operates the complex which includes restaurants, offices and other businesses.
The company said 150 jobs were created last year as part of the ongoing renovations and 50 new jobs will be added this year.
Inside improvements include: a full renovation to the 20,000 square foot retail space and 50,000 square foot residential and commercial space, removing the drop ceilings and sanding woodwork to the existing beams from the turn of the century building, removing carpeting building-wide and grinding down the floors to the original cement, new storefront, restaurant and office space façade, and a new 25’ x 10’ exhibit space will be created to display commissioned local artwork.
The second floor atrium will become a venue for corporate events, weddings and private parties.
Outside improvements include: a sculpture of Rochester's ARTWalk, expanded outdoor seating for the eateries, heat lamps, and improved lighting and landscaping. The Village Gate Square front ‘gate’ is now semi-closed in protection of the ‘walking neighborhood.’
Kathy Capierseho, Leasing Manager at Stern Properties said, “The Village Gate Square was designed as a pedestrian-only precinct for arts, culture and entertainment, offering locally and independently owned businesses. It will continue to exist as such.”
There is a remaining 5,000 square feet of commercial space available for lease in the Village Gate.