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Historic Cannery Revitalization Underway in the Village of Fairport

EMPIRE Completing Renovations to Century-Old Facility for Mixed-Use Development

Empire Commercial Construction, a retail and small-project focused company, was awarded the construction contract to redevelop the existing century-old factory building in the Village of Fairport that once held the American Can Company. “Canco,” established in 1908, was the backbone of the community’s industrial growth through the late 1980’s. The redevelopment is being led by Rochester-based Donohoe Management, with leasing directed by Caliber Commercial Brokerage. Empire and Hanlon Architects are working to design and renovate The Cannery – a 61,730 square foot mixed-use retail and commercial development and façade renovation located at 25 Parce Avenue and 75 North Main Street. Construction work is underway, with various tenants opening soon!

“Empire is excited to work with Caliber and Donohoe Management to modernize this historic site to create a dream space for future tenants and residents to enjoy in the beautiful Fairport community,” said Empire President, Jayne Penepent. “This is another important chapter in the history of the Village’s successful growth, an expansion of thriving business and commerce.”

The Cannery project will feature 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 will create several tenant spaces along the first floor, rooftop deck, loading dock area, courtyard, patio, landscaping, sidewalks and over 200 parking spaces. The Cannery holds potential for a variety of businesses to occupy the refreshed space, such as a dance studio, entertainment space, restaurants, fitness spaces, sports training facility, offices, cafes and more. Future tenant announcements expected in early 2020!

About Caliber Commercial Brokerage
Caliber Commercial Brokerage is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm based in Rochester, NY and operates on a national platform. We offer services in: tenant representation, landlord representation, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, and project advisory services within the commercial real estate industry. We provide solution based services tailored to our clients’ needs. We look at the big picture first, getting to know our client, which allows us to hone in on the best solution. For more information, 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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