Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Inside Downtown!

In case you missed it, our Inside Downtown Tour, coming up this Friday and Saturday, has been getting great press! A beautiful story on the cover of Saturday's Living section in the Democrat & Chronicle showcased the Sagamore, the elegant new apartment building on East Avenue. We were featured on Channel 13 this morning (see the video). Metromix Rochester is also featuring a great photo album showing some of the sites on the tour.

I'm going on the tour on Friday night and am particularly excited about seeing the Halo Lofts, the apartments in a converted church in Grove Place. The young developer of this project, Shane Bartholf, says he started out by asking potential tenants what they would like. The answer? Sound-proof practice spaces! The building is right around the corner from the Eastman School of Music and caters to Eastman seniors and graduate students. I've heard a lot about this building and can't wait to see the interior. I'll be spending Saturday afternoon as a volunteer in the beautiful Ward House and look forward to getting to know this building better as well.

The tour features a mix of historic and new spaces, all highlighting different aspects of downtown living. A detailed guide was printed in last week's City Newspaper and will be available during the tour; you can also see the full text of the guide, photos of the sites, and a map on our website. Tickets are still available; order online or call 546-7029 to reserve yours today!

Posted by Katie Eggers Comeau, Advocacy Coordinator