Last week, Rochester Senator Joe Robach attended the ribbon cutting on the official reopening of Rochester food institution, California Rollin’ Sushi Bar at Village Gate . California Rollin’ Sushi Bar, owned and operated by Tom Beaman Sr. and Tom Beaman Jr., undertook a $120,000 expansion to enhance the sushi experience for the people of the City of Rochester. Owner and Master Sushi Chef Tom Beaman Sr. opened the first sushi bar in Western New York in 1994, winning numerous awards and honors for their creative culinary creations. California Roll’ is known as one of the first restaurants to “Americanize” sushi to make it more tantalizing and appealing to the tastes of Americans. The Beaman’s opened their first Rochester area sushi bar at the Public Market in 1990 before the opening of the original California Rollin’ location at Village Gate in 1994. California Rollin’ also has a location in the terminal at the Port of Rochester and is planning to open a third location on Genesee Street in October. Senator Joe Robach is proud to be a supporter of this Rochester food tradition.
The expansion of California Rollin’ is just one of many changes being undertaken in the neighborhood of the arts. According to Gary Stern, owner of Village Gate the plaza is undergoing many changes, including adding many more restaurants in addition to new loft apartments, making Village Gate a premier destination for the east side of Rochester. Senator Joe Robach of Rochester is pleased to see the ongoing neighborhood redevelopment happening at Village Gate and along the University Avenue area.