Earlier this month, Rochester Senator Joe Robach joined Mayor Tom Richards, Dave Young of the Building and Construction Trades Council and other City and State officials at the Port of Rochester to announce that the City is now seeking a firm to begin construction on the exciting Marina project. This project will create 2,500 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs, and will be a catalyst for future development.

As a native of Charlotte, this project is near and dear to Senator Joe Robach’s heart and is something our community can look forward to. This was a great day for the City of Rochester and Charlotte. This is merely that latest step in the continual revival of Charlotte and the Port of Rochester. In addition to many of the longstanding staple business’ on Lake Ave., such at Mr. Dominic’s, Abbotts Frozen Custard and The Char-Pit and the Lake Ontario Beach Park with the Roger Robach Community Center, the old fast ferry terminal has become one of the City of Rochester’s most popular places for expanding commercial interests. With Pier 45, Cheeburger Cheeburger along with many community events occupying this space, the best days for Charlotte are yet to come.

One of the most successful tenets at the Port of Rochester is appropriately California Rollin’. Owner and Master Sushi Chef Tom Beaman Sr. opened the first sushi bar in Western New York in 1994, winning numerous awards and honors for their creative culinary creations. California Roll’ is known as one of the first restaurants to “Americanize” sushi to make it more tantalizing and appealing to the tastes of Americans. The Beaman’s opened their first Rochester area sushi bar at the Public Market in 1990 before the opening of the original California Rollin’ location at Village Gate in 1994.