#60: Parks, Park Ave., and More

“I was born and raised in the Rochester community and have lived here all my life. I’ve lived in Gates for six years now and have owned Treasure Trove Vintage on Park Avenue for two and a half years. There are so many things to love about this city: how the tree-lined streets look during autumn, the many places to explore, and the endless amount of restaurants to try. But one of my favorite things about Rochester is Park Avenue. When I was younger, I always dreamed of owning a store on Park Ave. and now I do. It’s a wonderful little community that is filled with some of the best local businesses, restaurants, and is full of great people.

“The people that come into my store are from all walks of life and I love that. I love listening to their stories and hearing about their lives; it’s certainty one of the biggest reasons that I love living here so much.

“One of my favorite things to do in Rochester is to go out and explore the area. Whether I’m walking around Cobb’s Hill (which is my favorite view of the city), or eating at Jines (one of my favorite restaurants), I feel like there is never a lack of something. The festivals that bring our people together are always fun as well. The Greek Festival is my favorite and I look forward to it every year.

“There are also so many beautiful parks here, which is great because I love the outdoors. The fact that Frederick Law Olmsted designed four of our parks blows me away! Another one of my favorite things to do is take in the beautiful architecture of the East Avenue area. From the George Eastman house to the Frank Lloyd Wright house on East Boulevard, there are so many beautiful estates to admire. I love all of the Victorian homes and even though I see many everyday, I still find something new to notice every time I look.

“There is so much to do here and sometimes when I’m feeling frustrated or down, I’ll think of that. It reminds me of why I’ve loved living here my entire life.”

—Morgan DeLapa, Gates
Treasure Trove Vintage 

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