West Ridge Road is the heart of the shopping, dining, professional and entertainment district in Greece. Everything from large retail chains to specialty shops, fast food to fine dining, doctors to attorneys, beauty shops to fitness clubs, numerous financial institutions and far beyond can be found from east to west on the Ridge. Just west of Interstate 390, down Ridge Road shoppers can experience a shopping extravaganza at The Mall at Greece Ridge. The 1.63 million square foot mall is one of the largest in the country offering 135+ retail businesses, restaurants, a Regal Cinema (12 screen movie theatre), the Greece Community Learning Center, a food court with an old fashioned merry-go-round and a fitness center. Major chains located here include Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, and anticipated newcomers Ruby Gordon Furniture and Ulta. Between the months of June and October, in the parking lot off Long Pond Road, shoppers can enjoy the Farmers Market on Thursdays and Saturdays offering fresh produce and recently adding meats and plants.
Up and down West Ridge Road travelers will find numerous professional buildings, shopping plazas, fine jewelry stores that include Heritage Jewelers and Charisma Jewelers, furniture stores, drycleaners, carpet and flooring stores, pharmacies, a medical supply store, car dealerships and automotive repair shops, computer stores, grocery stores, coffee shops, pizza shops, restaurants, and just about anything else that you can think of. Among the many stores in Ridgemont Plaza are Edible Arrangements for giving the gift of fruit in very eye catching arrangements and Clothes Mentor offering the opportunity to buy or sell “gently used” women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.
Looking for a great local place to eat? Try Pino’s Deli, a full service deli with daily homemade entrees, subs, pizza, catering, and much more on the menu. Gaetano’s Bakery offers fresh Italian bread, pizza, sweet dessert breads, and catering. Gruttadauria's Bakery offers a full line of Italian pastries, cookies, cakes, desserts, and wedding cakes. Red Fedele’s Brook House Restaurant offers a broad range of Italian specialties and entrees. Steakhouses include Outback Steakhouse and Lone Star Steakhouse. The area offers many fast-food chains, diners and pizzerias for those looking for less expensive and quick service dining. Or treat yourself to a fine dining experience at the elegant Rochester Marriott Airport Hotel on W. Ridge Road and Fetzner.
A unique shopping experience can be found at the 55,000 square foot building that houses the Shops on West Ridge. The co-op is home to over 200 shops and 100,000 different items. Over 45 local artisans showcase their work here which includes antiques, new home accents, treasures and many different crafts. Shoppers of the co-op will enjoy special events throughout the year held right on the premises including the famous Dickens Christmas Festival from November through Christmas Eve.
Off of the Ridge on North Avenue is Van Putte Gardens, a full service garden center that has been serving the area since 1948. Those shopping for their pets or looking for a pet will find the 7,000 square foot Pet$aver Super Store carries everything from pet food to pet toys along with a vet clinic, pet adoption, grooming, and a pet spa. The Ridge Road Shopping district has something for just about everyone.
Long Pond Road Business Corridor
The area from Long Pond Road north of Ridge Road West to the Lake Ontario State Parkway is exploding with commercial growth. Travelers along Long Pond Road will find three large plazas, pharmacies, unique shops, restaurants, and professional offices. Country Village Plaza, located on the corner of Long Pond Road and Maiden Lane, is the home of some unique businesses that include Interior Expressions by Design and Orien’s Café which offers over 30 European desserts and 12 different flavors of gelato as well as an extensive deli. Just down the road you’ll find Rockcastle Florist, Aldi’s, CVS, and Northwest Savings Bank.
You will find two major plazas at the corner of Latta and Long Pond Roads. Wegmans, The UPS Store and Brueggers Bagel are just a few of the establishments in the plaza on the south side of Latta Road. Sample the delicious food at Ricci’s Family Restaurant and Ricci’s Italian Imports or pick up a one of a kind gift at Create-A-Gift in the plaza on the north side of Latta. The North Hampton Town Center Plaza is located just west where you will find Blanchard Florist, Tazza Bistro and Paddy’s Irish Pub. The area caters to many banks such as ES&L, M&T, First Niagara and JP Morgan Chase. There are also many service businesses such as hair salons, financial planners and doctor’s office located along Long Pond Road.
Travel north on Long Pond Road and you will find Bernard’s Grove, a long-time area favorite which offers fine dining and sophisticated fresh fish entrees. The Retreat is a pub style restaurant offering a wide variety of menu items from sandwiches and wings to full-course dinners and lots of drink specials. More casual fare is available at Schaller’s or the Char Broil House. Tim Hortons Bake Shop Café is located just past the intersection of Long Pond and Latta Roads. Also in this area is Jam & Jemz Studio focusing on enriching the lives of girls through physical, emotional and social wellness programs, and Jerry Williams Creative Arts & Framing offers custom imaging and picture framing along with work of local artists and gifts for all occasions can also be found in this area.
The Dewey Avenue shopping district is home to the very first shopping plaza in Monroe County, Northgate Plaza, which opened in 1953. The recent renovation of Northgate Plaza is has brought a more updated look to the plaza. In addition to the Walmart Superstore shoppers will find lots of specialty shops from auto parts, banks, and electronics to Planet Fitness and a UPS Store. The plaza is also home to several restaurants. The area is comprised of mainly small and independently owned businesses with a few major chains that include: Hess, Rite-Aid, Big Lots, McDonald’s, Friendly’s and Taco Bell. Encore Dance Promotions, Wise Guys Diner, Slapshot Pizza, Recovering Memories Upholstery & Fabric Studio, and Casey’s Hallmark are just a few of the specialty shops in the area.