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Fairport Flips With Excitement As Challenge Athletics Nears Completion

Empire Delivering New Location at Historic Cannery Redevelopment

Empire Commercial Construction is completing construction of the new Challenge Athletics location at the redeveloped century-old factory building in the Village of Fairport that once held the American Can Company. The redevelopment is being led by Rochester-based Donohoe Management, with leasing directed by Caliber Commercial Brokerage. Empire and EF Custom Designs teamed for design and construction of the 10,324 square-foot interior tenant build-out located at 25 Parce Avenue and 75 North Main Street. Completion is anticipated for July, 2020.

“Empire is excited to deliver this unique athletic-based space to the newly modernized historic site for residents to enjoy in the beautiful Fairport community,” said Empire President, Jayne Penepent. “This is another example of the Village’s adaptive growth in a challenging economic climate; an expansion of thriving business and commerce.”

The customized space will feature a dance studio, recessed tumbling and trampoline pits, office space, 42’ x 40’ gymnastic mat, stretching area, multiple seating options for viewing, and other customized perks for visitors and participants to enjoy.

“Canco,” established in 1908, was the backbone of the community’s industrial growth through the late 1980’s. The Historic Cannery project overall features significant improvements to the exterior, including construction of a 6,780 square-foot elevated boardwalk to provide direct pedestrian accessibility to all building tenants. Further demolition, abatement and renovations of the 61,000 square-feet created several new tenant spaces, rooftop deck, loading dock area, courtyard and over 200 parking spaces.

About Challenge Athletics
Challenge Athletics is a recreational facility offering tumbling, dance, and karate classes to children ages 1 year old and up, with no competitions or level requirements. Classes are fun and can fit your busy lifestyle, while still providing proper instruction from trained instructors. Your child will be challenged at his/her own pace, while still being able to participate with friends of other skill levels! Coaches will concentrate on teaching the proper technique that will lead to more advanced skills. All classes are open for viewing. For more information on upcoming classes, camps and birthday party availability, please visit

About Empire Commercial Construction
Empire Commercial Construction, a division of Taylor-The Builders, specializes in quick turn-around new construction, renovations and maintenance for commercial, medical, and retail space across New York State. Their project professionals have completed scores of renovations, build-outs and pad locations for premier national restaurants and retailers. They will make sure it’s built right, on time, the first time. Simply put…Retail Built Right. Visit us at, or call 585-249-9198.

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