The restoration of the iconic Factory Court Arches in Rochester was completed just in time for the return of outdoor dining to downtown. The project was made possible through a $5,000 Think Green grant to Rochester Main Street by Waste Management of Hampton.
The three metal arches spanning Factory Court, adjacent to Revolution Taproom & Grill, were installed by the city in 2009 and were reportedly showing signs of wear. The Waste Management grant funded labor and materials to sand and repaint the structures.
“We are proud to be part of the Rochester community and happy to be able to support the important efforts of Rochester Main Street,” said Bob Magnusson, senior district manager of Waste Management. “Community engagement and pride are the cornerstones of the Think Green grant program, and we are honored to give $5,000 to this project.”
Think Green Grants are part of Waste Management's national effort to encourage the development of local community engagement and environmental projects and the micro-grant program is available through the company's local offices across North America.
“We sincerely appreciate Waste Management’s commitment to the Rochester community,” said Angela Mills, executive director of Rochester Main Street. “They are always willing to help with projects and programs that make our city more welcoming to residents, businesses, and visitors alike.”
Pictured above, from left Angela Mills, executive director of Rochester Main Street; Bob Magnusson, senior district manager of Waste Management; and Jennifer Marsh, economic development specialist for the City of Rochester.