Here is a continued list of businesses that have persevered during our country's most challenging time. This is a shout out to all the businesses that have opened their doors despite numerous challenges. To see Part I of this feature CLICK HERE.
912 Genesee Street Rochester, NY 14611
Molecular_Inc opened on November 17 after a few pushbacks and barriers from Covid 19. This is a dedicated gluten free bakery located in the city. They have ginormous calzones and a wide variety of baked goods - you would have no idea they are gluten free! Call ahead to check on their stock or order online. Open Tuesday-Saturday 8:00am - 8:00pm and Sunday 8:00am - 5:00 pm.
376 Goodman St N, Rochester, NY 14607
Embia Fit Stretch and Flow at Charlotte beach is the deep breath you need to click refresh on your week. Angelina Shimkus will make you feel welcome and included from the very moment you roll out your mat. The class was challenging yet manageable and she paired music that made it feel like a party. Ms. Shimkus is a positive and encouraging instructor who helps you find the reason you came to class in the first place. Experiencing this class while watching the sunset was a huge bonus. Although, I would happily take this class at any location because I left feeling stronger and rejuvenated. For the colder season, head to embiafit.com for unlimited month membership plans (virtual pre-recorded classes, live virtual classes, or both!) Embia Fit will also be moving Indoors with a “Parent + Me PiYo” class on Sundays at 10:30am within Ashford Dance Company (Village Gate).
Matilda Coffee House & Kitchen
696 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
This is a stylish coffee shop with a clean environment and friendly atmosphere. The establishment is often busy but it is well organized to manage the crowd. There are a variety of simple fresh food item, coffee, specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages available for order. and nice list of drinks. After you place your order you may be asked to sit at a table until your fob goes off or to stand outside.
The Barre Dance and Fitness
370 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
The Barre Dance and Fitness is a space where adults of all ages and experience levels can come together and experience the joy of dance as an adult. The classes offered are geared to fit any level including beginners. A lot of the students are either new to dance and just want to explore a new hobby or they have enjoyed dance as a kid or in college and just want to get back into it. Even if you’re not a “dancer” they have classes for everyone including fitness classes like Barre, Yoga and Zumba. At the Barre Dance and Fitness, it’s just about embracing a healthy active lifestyle and coming together as a community.
370 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
Gracious Dance (found within The Barre Dance and Fitness) has several class options for families. They offer Pre-Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz Funk, as well as adaptive dance and private lessons and much more! Similar to The Barre Dance and Fitness, they believe dance is for everyone. Gracious Dance works with all ages, experience levels, and abilities and believes in harnessing the benefits of dance and using it as a means of expression and healing in a nurturing, encouraging, noncompetitive environment. They strive to engage children in a fun, safe, and educational environment.
Grind-On Coffee Company
212 S Main St, Newark, NY 14513
Just a few minutes from the Perkins Park playground is Newark's newest coffee shop. Grind- On Coffee Company opened up in July 2020 after a delayed start up due to COVID. This relaxing coffee house and cafe offers a huge selection of hot and cold espresso coffee, tea drinks as well as smoothies and Italian sodas. With daily specials, soups, baked goods, and paninis this is sure to be your new favorite lunch spot. Enjoy eating in the cafe by the fire place, outside on the sunny deck, or even pick up take out! Be sure to follow their Facebook page to get the latest specials!
Fluffing Feathers and Flour Bakery
9 Main St. Manchester, NY
Lovely place and lovely people. The adjoining restaurant Jacks Kitchen are fellow family members of Fluffing. They have a good variety of delicious treats as well as Gluten Free. You can get the sampler pack for $20 and pick and chose your favorites or get a couple lovely items for a fantastic price!
Other New Local Businesses:
Bloom Wellness of Rochester, LLC, 48 S Main St, Churchville, NY 14428
OFC Creations Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Pl, Rochester, NY 14623
Jack's Kitchen, 11 S Main St Manchester, NY
Main Street Restaurant, 101 W Union St, Newark, NY 14513
Bistro at the Commons, 1166 NY-31, Macedon, NY 14502
Flower City Yoga, 4368 Culver Rd, Irondequoit, NY 14622
The Highline Rochester. 409 Alexander St, Rochester, NY 14607
Check out Part I of "Businesses that Opened During Covid-19" HERE