Main Street Survival

The trucks are rumbling, the lampposts are down, and restless drivers are snaking their way around Rochester's side streets. The reconstruction effort has wasted no time, and the street has quickly begun to be deconstructed first. There's no doubt that when the project is complete, Rochester is in for a fresh visual appearance. What worries me, as an inch past block after block of heavy equipment, is the livelihood of our local independent merchants. Without any prompting, my precocious … [Read more...]