In 1939, at 1.1 million square feet of space, Sibley’s was the largest department store between New York and Chicago. The new, bold theater-style marquee entrance serves as the grand entry to The Mercantile on Main which thoughtfully blends art deco era details within a modern food hall communal space. The Mercantile offers a highly curated and visually appealing experience to showcase local restaurants, in realizing a larger vision for the surrounding downtown’s ongoing revitalization.
Embodying a refined brand aesthetic – more restrained and intentional than most hyper-eclectic food halls – The Mercantile on Main’s dynamic four-sided bar anchors the space and serves as the social hub. Contemporary technology and materials create a vibrant, authentic, welcoming vibe. The classic Rochester line “meet me under the clock” is given meaning again by re-suspending the historic copper clock in a place of prominence within the food hall.