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Hart’s to receive award from Rochester Bicycle Club

May 11, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Hart’s Local Grocers will receive the 2014 Bicycle Transportation Community Recognition Award on Monday, May 11 at 11 a.m. City of Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren will speak at the event, as will officials from the Rochester Bicycling Club and Hart’s Local Grocers.

Ribbon cutting for on-street bike corral at Hart's Local Grocers. September 19, 2014.
Ribbon cutting for on-street bike corral at Hart’s Local Grocers. September 19, 2014.

The Bicycle Transportation Community Recognition Award is given annually to any for-profit or not-for-profit business or organization that contributes to promoting bicycling for transportation or bicycle safety.

“The 2014 Bicycle Transportation Community Recognition Award is given to Hart’s Local Grocers for its outstanding commitment to bicycling and the installation of Rochester’s first bicycle corral,” said Mark Robbins, President of the Rochester Bicycling Club.

The award ceremony is one of many special events and offers planned by Hart’s to mark National Bike Month. The store is offering a 5% discount through the end of May to anyone who shows a bike helmet at checkout. Hart’s also hosts the City’s first on-street bike corral, installed and maintained by the City of Rochester. This corral sits on one parking space and provides parking for ten bicycles.

“We’re honored to receive this award and are proud that we are part of a neighborhood accessible by foot and by bicycle,” said Glenn Kellogg, President of Hart’s Local Grocers.

“Although we asked for this corral, it was really the City of Rochester that made it happen. We appreciate the City’s vision for a bike-friendly environment and thank them for installing this for us. It nicely demonstrates the City’s commitment to alternative transportation and their willingness to experiment with new solutions.”

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WHEN:
Monday, May 11 at 11 a.m.

WHERE:
Hart’s Local Grocers, 10 Winthrop Street.

WHO:

  • Mayor Lovely A. Warren, City of Rochester
  • Mark Robbins, President of the Rochester Bicycling Club
  • Glenn Kellogg, President of Hart’s Local Grocers

About Hart’s Local Grocers

Hart’s Local Grocers is a locally owned and independent full-service food retailer. The store is located in the heart of the East End occupying 20,000-square-feet of the two-story brick building at 10 Winthrop St., located between the Little Theatre and Restaurant 2Vine. Hart’s mission is to build community, delight the senses, and connect Rochesterians to the region’s greatest foods. This traditional neighborhood market offers city residents local and fresh meat, dairy, produce, and baked goods alongside national brands.

Attention Media

High-res logos for Hart’s and the Rochester Bicycling Club are online at http://bit.ly/hartsmedia

Media Contact
Trevor Eckart, Hart’s Communications Supervisor
trevor@hartslocalgrocers.com
(585) 521-4278 ext. 205

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