Please halt plans to demolish 13 Cataract Street, Rochester, NY.
  • Petitioned North American Breweries

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Genesee Brewing Company
North American Breweries

Please halt plans to demolish 13 Cataract Street, Rochester, NY.

    1. Christopher Schiffner
    2. Petition by

      Christopher Schiffner

      Lima, NY

Rochester, NY has a rich beer brewing history. Most of the breweries consolidated through the years and few relics remain. It's important to preserve structures with significant ties to Rochester's brewing history. 13 Cataract Street represents one of the only remaining pre-prohibition era brewing facilities and should be embraced as a centerpiece for future development rather than slated for demolition. For more information click here: Preserve Rochester History; Save 13 Cataract Street

Recent signatures

    News

    1. 915 online sigs + 176 hand-written sigs. We've surpassed our goal of 1,000!

      Christopher Schiffner
      Petition Organizer

      In conjunction with hand written signatures a total of 1,091 signatures have been collected! With the final zoning board's meeting concerning 13 Cataract Street scheduled for tomorrow (January 19) at 11:30am I delivered the complete list of signatures thus far to Genesee Brewery, North American Breweries, and KPS Capitol Partners (major investors in NA/Genesee). You can read the open letter that accompanied the signature delivery here: http://www.schiffner.com/index.php/2012/01/18/an-open-letter-to-the-genesee-brewing-company-save-13-cataract-street/

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. 250 Signatures reached!

      Christopher Schiffner
      Petition Organizer

      We've exceeded 250 signatures! The effort to save 13 Cataract Street depends on all of you to spread the word. The more exposure this topic receives the greater the possibility of influencing High Falls Brewery to save this historic building. The effort to save 13 Cataract Street is quickly gaining momentum. Thanks to some great work by Mike Governale of RochesterSubway.com this petition and the cause were featured on 13 WHAM news last night! Lets keep this train rolling...

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. North American Breweries (NYC) Unveils Plan to Demolish Historic Rochester

      Christopher Schiffner
      Petition Organizer

      This post outlines the High Falls Brewery (North American Breweries) plans for a Brew Pub at the expense of 13 Cataract St.

    6. 100 Signatures reached!

      Christopher Schiffner
      Petition Organizer

      Hi all, We've reached an important milestone - 100 signatures! Now it's time to start spreading the word even further. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about the demolition plans and enlist their help in saving 13 Cataract St!

    7. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Erik Hilsinger ANCHORAGE, AK
      • over 2 years ago

      Every little loss is another bit of fabric torn away from that curtain of life. Nobody ever went to a parking lot to show their kids the asphalt.

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    • Amy Phillips GENEVA, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      This historic building should be saved!

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    • Putup YourownMoney ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      because I love a good fight ...a fight that tells others how to spend their money...while I spend none of my own.

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    • Anthony Vito ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Historic preservation of these buildings is always a win-win-win for cities like Rochester, and businesses like Genesee Brewing Company. For a new look on Historic Preservation look up Rhonda Sincavage, and her TEDx talks.

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    • Nedra Harvey ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Surely there must be a way to compromise, stablizing and restoring the best of the structures...

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