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DateFeb. 16, 2023
Behind the Glass Gallery brings art to The Mercantile-on-Main

Richard Colón didn’t set out to open an art gallery in the heart of downtown when he scheduled a meeting last September with Sean Brooks, the commercial operations manager at Sibley Square.

All he wanted was to rent space tucked again...

DateAug. 03, 2022
Photonics Software Business Relocates US Office to Rochester, NY

A leading Photonic Design Automation software company, VPIphotonics, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, has relocated its US office from Greater Boston to Rochester, NY. The new facility is located in Downtown...

DateMar. 30, 2022
Former department store transformed into 1 million sf mixed-use complex

Sibley Square, a giant mixed-use complex project that transformed a nearly derelict former department store was recently completed in Rochester, N.Y.

Encompassing more than 1 million sf, the landmark structure now houses an array of p...

DateJan. 04, 2022

Whether you’re taking a break from alcohol this month, or you prefer not to drink at all, Rochester has plenty of options for tasty N/A beverages. Tag us #visitROC if you see some old favorites, and add some new choices to your bucket li...

DateJan. 04, 2022

The Sibley Building in Rochester, N.Y.–once the largest department store between New York City and Chicago–is being reborn as Sibley Square. Boston-based WinnDevelopment is renovating the 1-million-square-foot property with a variety of ...

DateSep. 15, 2021
Rochester Business Journal

Rochester Business Journal

Rochester’s Coolest Spaces

Four businesses within Sibley Square were selected by RBJ’s editors as one of Rochester’s Coolest Spaces. Thirty total businesses were chosen. See the four within Sibley Squ...

DateJul. 20, 2021
Rochester’s Coolest Spaces for 2021!

Sibley Square is proud to announce that four tenants of Sibley Square have been selected as Rochester’s Coolest Spaces for 2021! Congratulations to Mercantile on Main, The Commissary, NextCorps and RIT City Art Space! Live, Work Play ...

DateFeb. 24, 2021
Setting back the clock

The Sibley building’s new Mercantile on Main pays homage to the past, takes a step into the future

In 1911, dozens of businesses around Rochester bought special ads in the paper to announce a change in address. “Come visit our new loc...

DateFeb. 22, 2021

The exterior of the building remains mostly familiar, but the most dramatic transformation has taken place behind the bricks, away from the public eye. As a result, impressions from the past linger. “From the outside nothing’s changed,” ...

DateFeb. 22, 2021
When celebrities visited Sibley’s downtown

Marcia Greenwood Rochester Democrat and Chronicle USA TODAY NETWORK

Throughout its history, Sibley’s brought in celebrities to drive traffic to its flagship location downtown at 228 E. Main St. In November 1956, five years after an O...

DateFeb. 22, 2021

Behind its familiar brick facade, Sibley Square is well on its way to a stunning transformation

The task was straightforward but daunting: Turn a largely vacant and neglected, centuryold retail behemoth into a modern and nimble, inte...

DateJan. 20, 2021
Meet The Mercantile On Main

by Rachel Laber

The newest addition to Rochester’s renowned food scene features a flavor for every palate. Meet the Mercantile on Main, the first food hall in Rochester – and one of the largest food halls in upstate New York.


DateJan. 11, 2021
Sibley Square Welcomes Variety of Food Vendors in Downtown Rochester


When you go to the Sibley Square building in downtown Rochester, you'll find a variety of new food vendors ready to serve you a diverse array of food and drinks.

The “Mercantile on Main” food hall is officially ...

DateJan. 11, 2021
Mercantile on Main opens in Sibley Building

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Despite a pandemic that has shut down dozens of area restaurants, a project years in the making is looking toward the future—The Mercantile on Main.

"I am most excited about having everyone experience pho for ...

DateJan. 10, 2021
Mercantile on Main Set to Open in Rochester's Sibley Square


When you go to the Sibley Square Building in downtown Rochester, you'll find a variety of new food vendors ready to serve you affordable food.

Construction of the Mercantile on Main food hall is finished and it...

DateJan. 07, 2021
Mercantile on Main set to open at Sibley Square

Rochester, N.Y. — Something old has been turned into something new for our city.

The Mercantile on Main is Rochester's new urban food hall, opening Monday inside the historic Sibley Building.

Kris Betts took us inside the new devel...

DateDec. 09, 2020
Historic Clock Restored and Reinstalled in Rochester Sibley Building

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A piece of Rochester history is once again hanging in the old Sibley building.

The Sibley clock has been restored and reinstalled.

Sibley Square posted the pictures on social media Wednesday saying generations of...

DateNov. 30, 2020
New grocery store opens in Sibley Square

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A new grocery chain has opening in Rochester’s newly renovated Sibley Square, providing a section of produce in an area of Rochester where fresh groceries are scarce.

DGX Grocery opened its doors this past wee...

DateNov. 30, 2020
New small grocery store opens in Sibley Square in Rochester

by WHAM StaffThursday, November 26th 2020

(WHAM) - A new small grocery store is open for shoppers in downtown Rochester.

DGX Grocery opened this week inside Sibley Square. The 3,300-square-foot store carries a mixture of items, fro...

DateOct. 13, 2020
Sibley Square two months away from completion

October 7, 2020

Rochester, N.Y. — Glimpes of old are part of the new Sibley Square project.

The former department store that is part of Rochester lore - particularly at holiday time - has found new life as a mixed-used project.


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