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Iron Sharpens Iron As D1 Training Fairport Nears Completion

Empire Delivering New Location at Historic Cannery Redevelopment

Empire Commercial Construction is completing construction of the new D1 Training 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 Interior Architects teamed for design and construction of the 7,600 square-foot interior tenant build-out located at 25 Parce Avenue and 75 North Main Street. Completion is anticipated for September, 2020.

“It’s an honor having the opportunity to team up with D1 and offer community members and athletes access to top notch training and PT in a nationally recognized program,” said Jayne Penepent, president of Empire Commercial Construction. “Providing community members and professional athletes a mutually beneficial space to train really shows the diverse, one-of-a-kind atmosphere D1 Training provides.”

The new state-of-the-art facility features the same synthetic turf and weights used by professional and collegiate sports teams, ensuring that its members have the best equipment in the industry. Multiple seating options for viewing will exist, as well as locker rooms, retail centers and other customized perks for visitors/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 D1 Training
Founded in 2001 by former NFL player Will Bartholomew, D1 Training is a national fitness concept providing programs for all ages that are based on the five basic tenets of athletic-based training to achieve sport and fitness goals. Based in Nashville, the brand began franchising in 2016 and has more than 57 locations currently open and anticipates more than 100 locations operating in the next three years. Named a Top 30 Gym in America by Men’s Health, D1 Training has also received recognition by the NFL Players Association as well as being endorsed by the National Academy of Health Medicine. For more information 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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