Updated: 02/18/2014 6:20 PM
Created: 02/18/2014 7:01 AM WHEC.com
A big step forward Tuesday for the company hoping to open a small grocery store in the city's east end.
On Tuesday, the Monroe County Industrial Development Agency approved $145,000 in tax incentives for Hart's Local Grocers.
Hart's will be redeveloping an old auto warehouse on Withrop Street near the Little Theatre and 2-Vine Restaurant. The new store will bring 30 jobs to the area. It's slated to open in May.
News10NBC spoke to a project manager about the risks associated with this project.
Glenn Kellogg, Rochester Local Capital, said, "We don't have a national chain that's coming in and starting this. It’s a startup and it's a real estate development project all rolled into one.”
The grocery store itself will occupy about 18,000 square feet of the first floor of the warehouse. Another 3,000 feet will be a café.
Hart’s will have its office space on the second floor and the rest of the second floor will be office space available for other companies to rent.