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  • Record Archive
    After passing through double doors located at the bottom quarter of a massive storefront record, patrons emerge into Record Archive's quirky shop whose red and yellow walls disappear behind shelves of used CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and cassettes. A 35-year veteran of the Rochester music scene, the shop judiciously buys and sells tunes and movies in most formats. In the shade of bikes dangling decoratively from the ceiling, clients can special order hard-to-find works to complete collections or destroy the traces of their brief solo jazz career. Despite the music specialty advertised by the store’s name and its eclectic calendar of in-house performances, Record Archive also takes a stance against mass-production with caches of vintage clothing, unique furniture, quirky toys, and incense.
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    33 1/3 Rockwood St
    Rochester, NY US
  • Bisque & Brush
    The pottery experts at Bisque & Brush unlock artistic potential in three steps. First, they usher clients to a gallery of pottery pieces and suggest an item to paint. Second, they station clients at worktables with paintbrushes, stencils, sponges, and more than 100 colors. At this point, clients take over, adding colors and patterns until they're content with the design or have successfully plagiarized American Gothic. Finally, Bisque & Brush's pottery specialists coat the piece with a food-safe glaze and fire it in a kiln. Upon request, they can complete the entire process on your behalf, adding a design of choice to any of the available artifacts.
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    3047 W Henrietta Rd.
    Rochester, NY US
  • Lisa's Hallmark
    Drawing on Hallmark's deep well of cards, inscribed with charming well wishes and humorous missives, Lisa's Hallmark's three shops assist customers with enveloped correspondences. Sorted by occasion, Lisa’s extensive selection of cards covers a wide range of expression, such as condolences for a loved one, congratulations for a graduate, and gratitude for a fellow bank robber. The shops also feature a range of gifts, including candles, picture frames, and plush animals, to sweeten the card-giving experience.
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    452 Greece Ridge Center Dr
    Rochester, NY US
  • Joette's On Monroe
    Joette's on Monroe adds glam to skin with a collection of jewelry and accessories embellished in pearls, rhinestones, and crystals. Rows of necklaces hover over miniature velvet décolletés, which flaunt earring and necklace sets. Sequins and bright colors pop from handbags resting on shelves, and silk gloves reach out to slyly steal patron's wallets.
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    1464 Monroe Ave
    Rochester, NY US
  • G & G Fitness
    G&G Fitness caters to both bodybuilding buffs and amateurs wishing to enhance their earthly edifices at home with a range of premium equipment, including such notable brands as Life Fitness, Octane Fitness, and Precor. As trained physique formers, G&G's friendly staff members easily hunt and lasso the ideal muscle-molding or heart-strengthening apparatus for each individual customer's specific needs. Avoid outdoor biking's headaches of potholes and projectile burritos by staying indoors on an immobile Vision Fitness E1500 ($499), an upright exercise bike that offers a comfort arc seat, contact heart-rate sensors, and easy-to-adjust pedal straps. Elliptical machines ($799+) and treadmills ($1,495+), offer great ways to calibrate cardiovascular chronometers any time of the day or night. For muscle-sculpting, home-gym systems (starting at $1,299)?which combine benches, pulley systems, and weight stacks in one space-saving package?give exercisers a way to bolster biceps and strengthen solar plexuses without having to traverse crowded gym floors.
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    3333 W Henrietta Rd
    Rochester, NY US
  • Writers and Books
    The literature lovers at Writers & Books welcome readers to revel and mingle in costumes inspired by their favorite character at the store's annual masquerade. From 8 p.m. to midnight, partygoers of all ages can enjoy a ball with a literary twist that doesn't end in being turned back into a pumpkin carved in the likeness of Mr. Hyde. To prepare for the bash, party planners deck each room in the store?a historic former police precinct building?in the trappings of a genre such as horror, sci-fi, romance, fairytale, or mystery. In addition to macabre games and readings, the spooky soiree will feature raffles and a spirited costume contest. Attendees should bring cash for drinks, raffle tickets, and tipping the scurrying, disembodied hand that mixes the cocktails.
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    740 University Ave
    Rochester, NY US

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