Private Coney Party for the Winner of the Bill Lipuma Community Spirit Award

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to open the Call for Nominations for the Second Annual Bill Lipuma Community Spirit Award. The award seeks to recognize a member of our downtown that embodies the community pride, spirit and love of Rochester that Bill demonstrated every day since he opened his business, Lipuma’s Coney Island in 1969.

“This award is a true honor for my father and our whole family,” stated Tony Lipuma, son of the late Bill Lipuma. “This man loved our city and loved serving the people of our city for over 50 years.”

Nominees must be downtown property owners, downtown business owners or downtown employees. The selected nominee will receive a trophy and a Private Coney Party, compliments of owner Tony Lipuma. 

Nominations can be made online and will be accepted through Friday, August 25, 2023. For more information, please visit or call the Rochester DDA at 248-656-0060.

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