This week, Rochester Senator Joe Robach was pleased to join the Mayor of the City of Rochester, the County Executive and many other colleagues to cut the ribbon and officially open Hart’s Local Grocers on Winthrop Street in downtown Rochester. Senator Robach congratulated Glenn Kellogg, the individual who revived the Hart’s name in Rochester. According to their website, Kellogg and the team of Hart’s Local Grocers had a very simple dreamJoe Robach Harts:

Rochester’s East End. We’ve all strolled its streets. Stopped in at a gallery. Seen a film. Heard a concert. Passed artists and students and entrepreneurs on its sidewalks. And noticed—especially if we live or work in the neighborhood—something was missing. Something big. Something vital.

A grocery store.

We’ve been daydreaming, too. About a store that’s big enough to carry everyday basics. Brands you know and love, sure. Ah, but small enough to navigate. Where bins brim with bright, juicy, hand-selected produce, fresh from our own region. Where a kitchen serves up scrumptious comfort foods worthy of a chef’s table.

We dreamed of a staff who share the public’s passion for good food and uniquely local fare. Friendly-faced clerks who know customers by name. Who tip them off to the latest delivery of local peaches. Or chocolates! No wait—cheese!

We even dreamed of a comfy corner for a workday lunch. A place to linger over deep, dark coffee. Ahhh, that rich aroma of a Rochester hometown roast.

So. You’ve been dreaming too?

Good morning, Sunshine. Welcome to Hart’s.

Hart’s Local Grocers is open daily from 7am to 9pm. For more information, visit