Student Paper Initiative

Our team has not been active on this blog whatsoever in the last year or two, and for anyone out there who was excited that this was going to take off, we sincerely apologize.

With that being said, we are going to be revitalizing the blog and focusing on local Rochester/WNY news once more. Our team is putting together a lot of great new initiatives (namely the student paper submissions) that will be coming out shortly. We are excited for things to come, and hope that you are as well and stick with us as we begin to grow.

All the best,

The Team

Edit: Our first student submission is in! Check it out Here

Outlet Mall is Coming to Rochester

The Marketplace Mall in Henrietta is getting a re-branding and, by the summer of 2017, will be called “Marketplace Outlet”. The change comes with shifting consumer demand, and is brought on by an increase of online and bargain outlet shopping, as opposed to more “traditional” locations.

Some retailers will continue to operate in the mall (like Macy’s), and full price retailers will also be moving in. Some residents have expressed concern, stating that they do not want their favorite retailers (like JCpenney, Sears, and Target) to move out, and worry that they will be forced to either spend more money at the outlet stores, or travel further and shop elsewhere.

Overall, the move seems to be in line with the direction of consumer shopping at physical locations, with much of the shopping experience shifting to online, and many physical shoppers looking to purchase higher ticket items directly from stores, it seems to only make sense that the Marketplace move with the trends.