Location changed for Hart’s Saturday job fair due to overwhelming turnout

May 27, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — As a result of overwhelming turnout during the day, Hart’s Local Grocers has changed the location of its second job fair on Saturday, May 31. Saturday’s job fair will now be held in the parking lot of Hart’s Local Grocers at 10 Winthrop Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.

Tonight’s job fair will still be held at the Clinton Square building, 75 South Clinton Ave.

“Whether you are looking to join us in a management role, or you have the best customer service Rochester has seen and you are looking for a new gig, we want to meet you,” said Dean Sparks, General Manager of Hart’s Local Grocers.

Hart’s is looking to fill 30 positions for its new downtown grocery store.

Open positions include:

  • Customer service, including cashiers and stockers
  • Kitchen staff, including customer service, experienced cooks, dishwashers, and sanitation workers
  • Grocery and Produce department heads and buyers
  • Personnel Director and Store Director

“This new grocery store will be a wonderful addition for the city of Rochester and for downtown,” said Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “Our East End is vibrant and this development will add to the vitality of the neighborhood. I am proud that our residents will now have more convenient access to groceries and greater job opportunities as a result.”

Most jobs will begin in July. To learn more about available positions, please visit

The Hart’s Story

Hart’s Local Grocers is a locally owned and independent full-service food retailer. The store will be 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 will be the first grocery store to open downtown since the last one left Midtown Plaza more than a decade ago.

Hart’s mission is to build community, delight the senses, and connect Rochesterians to the region’s greatest foods. This traditional neighborhood market will offer city residents local and fresh meat, dairy, produce, and baked goods alongside national brands, while raising the retail standard of excellence through a socially and environmentally responsible food system. It is estimated area grocery stores locally source between 2 and 4 percent of products, whereas Hart’s will be well into double digits. Each department head will be charged with continually searching for local and regional options for products sold at Hart’s, including natural and organic product options.

The vision for Hart’s Local Grocers is that of Glenn Kellogg, an urban economic planner from Washington, D.C. Through his company Rochester Local Capital he drafted a business plan and gathered a team of industry and startup veterans from around the region and the country. They studied demographics, looking closely at city neighborhoods, identifying the best opportunities and locations, and finding out what residents are hungry for.

Hart’s is currently renovating its new home at 10 Winthrop St., Rochester, a two-story brick building constructed in 1930. It most recently was the home of Craig Autometrics and previously served as the repair and body shop for nearby Hallman’s Chevrolet. Parking for Hart’s Local Grocers includes 130 onsite parking-lot spaces.

Hart’s is prepared to serve many city neighborhoods, including the Center City, Park and East Avenue neighborhoods, the Neighborhood of the Arts, and the South Wedge, in addition to shoppers who work in the city. More than 30 employees are being hired this spring and summer, reaching more than 50 new hires by 2015. Inquiries regarding positions can be directed to

Media Contact
Trevor Eckart
Communications Supervisor
(585) 880-7680

Attention Media
High-res images of the logo, leadership team, and exterior of the building are online at

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