20% off at Craft Company No. 6

Now through June 19th, you can get 20% off your purchase of over $30 at the Craft Company No. 6.  Simply click here and print the coupon.  This coupon is good in store and online. There are a few excluded purchase such as pottery seconds, gift certificates, markdowns, layaways, special orders, IMS Barter & previous purchases.


Daily Rochester Deals

I don’t often recommend websites, but a newish website called Groupon has a really interesting concept that can really save Rochester locals money.  Simply sign up to receive the Daily Deal email and if you’re interested take advantage of it.  Here’s a short list of some of the past Daily Deals:


  • $15 for $30 of Japanese Cuisine and Drink at Plum
  • $7 for $15 Worth of Casual Comfort Fare at Eastside Café
  • $6 for $12 Worth of Local Produce, Meat, and Foodstuffs at Abundance Cooperative
  • $7 Ticket to Rochester Rhinos Game ($15 Value)
  • $10 for Two Tickets to the Amazing Maize Maze at Long Acre Farms in Macedon ($20 Value)
  • $15 for $30 Worth of Beads and Jewelry at Beads ‘N Things in Pittsford


Spend $25 on September 25th

Participate in the state wide campaign to support local merchants.  Simply spend $25 on the 25th of September and let our local merchants know that we appreciate and support them.  Local businesses are the heart and soul of our communities and we would all miss them if they were gone! 


One World Goods Needs Your Help!

One World Goods is truly a local treasure in Rochester.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on the hunt for a birthday or Christmas gift and been saved by finding the perfect unique item in this fantastic gift shop.  Even better - buying a gift at One World Goods gives twice.  They are a not-for-profit business that sells fair trade items made in developing countries.  Each purchase helps to create jobs around the world which in turn provides food, shelter, health care and education. 


Looking for Live Music?

Looking for some live music without the high ticket prices or cover charge?  You should check out Boulder Coffee Co..  Boulder has live music at its Alexander Street and Genesee Street locations just about every night of the week.  You can get a complete schedule of events on their website for dates, times, and specific performers.  What can be better than live music for the small price of a cup of coffee?


Dorado - A Central American Restaurant

Let me start out by saying that I really wanted to like Dorado – a little Central American Bistro on Park Ave.  I am a huge fan of this type of food and was really looking forward to adding a new restaurant to my list of favorites. 


Local Treasures - Dogtown

To put it bluntly, Dogtown is bit of a hole in the wall.  Trust me, this is not always a bad thing.  Once you get past the unassuming diner-like look and feel, you’ll realize that Dogtown is not your average hot dog stand. 


Need a Unique Gift? Try Craft Company No 6!

Looking for a unique gift?  Don’t overlook what’s in our own back yard.  Rochester has a wonderful shop full of handmade arts and crafts called Craft Company No. 6.  This local treasure has been located at 785 University Ave for 29 years and I’m still surprised at how many Rochestarians have never heard of it.


Local Treasures - Magnolia's

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to forgo the chain restaurants and explore some of the independently owned eateries that Rochester has to offer.  This quest led me to a cozy café on Park Ave called Magnolia’s which has been family owned and operated since 2003.  I was not disappointed!


10% off at Nathan's Soup and Salad

Nathan's Soup and Salad is running a special right now.  If you purchase a soup, sandwich, and a drink, you get 10% off.  I'm not sure how long this special will run but on a cold day like today this is a great deal!