Good Question: New life for former Hart's building?

August 26, 2019 08:12 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — What steps are being taken to fill a large vacancy in Rochester's East End?

Pat Taney was asked to look into it for this week's Good Question report.


The building on Pitkin Street was formerly occupied by Hart's Local Grocers. It's a huge space that's been empty for months, but we found out there could soon be some new life there.

Last March, Harts closed down after being open for nearly five years. It left behind 20,000 square feet of empty but newly renovated space.

So, now what?

We found out the entire building, which already has some tenants on the top floor, is listed for sale. The asking price is $4.9 million.

In a statement to News10NBC, realtor James Buckley with Endeavor Real Estate said interest in the building is growing.

"A number of parties have expressed an interest and we have received several offers, which are currently under review," he said.

Buckley would not say who exactly expressed interest.

Glenn Kellogg, the owner of the building, also told News10NBC that he's hopeful a deal will be announced soon.

Buckley said it's being marketed to companies as potential office space or to buyers looking to rent it out to another retail organization.

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