Garment factory turned loft building. Clubs and restaurants along St. Paul St. Lofts along Water Street have riverfront views. Unfortunately, the view across the river is an empty overgrown lot. The High Falls District is in the background. Private riverfront garden on Water Street.
|Northern end of Downtown, along the East side of the Genesee River, centered on Saint Paul Street|
|Inner Loop, North Clinton Avenue, East Main Street, Genesee River|
The St. Paul Quarter is a downtown neighborhood once known as "Clothier's Row." From about the 1890s to the mid-twentieth century it was the center of Rochester's huge industry of ready-made men's clothing. Companies with factories and headquarters in this area included the Adler Brothers & Co., Fashion Park, Inc., and Michaels-Stern & Co. By the 1970s, however, all of Rochester's garment businesses had been lost to the dustbin of history and changing fashions. Only Hickey Freeman remains, located in Group 14621 neighborhood.
Today, the old industrial buildings of Clothier's Row have been converted to the lofts, offices, and retail spaces of the St. Paul Quarter. Famous addresses include Industrie Lofts and the H.H. Warner, Kirstein, Searle, and Smith Gormly buildings. Residential units in this neighborhood tend to be pretty high-end and boast many unique architectural features. Many are located in the St Paul - N Water St Historic District.
For people who are elderly or disabled there is Andrews Terrace.
The St. Paul Quarter is also a nightlife district with several restaurants and nighrclubs. It is generally considered a bit rougher than the East End, although some claim it is unfairly stigmatized. According to the Democrat and Chronicle in October 2012, the noise and disorder outside a new nightclub left residents uneasy and even afraid to leave their apartments at certain times. Others argued that the partying is no worse than in the East End and often exaggerated. Still, the St. Paul Quarter receives a large "bar detail" each weekend from the Rochester Police Department.1
Food and Entertainment
Cook Iron Store - Hardware
Flower Power Decor - Custom wedding and event designers
Studio 180 - Wedding photographers
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2012-06-24 14:29:45 Kind of a weird neighborhood. It's full of these amazing, expensive lofts (I've been in a couple and believe me, they are incredible) but a good percentage of the commercial fronts are abandoned. It looks semi-dead in places, especially Mortimer Street, which sadly resembles Detroit. —EileenF