Posted at: 08/29/2013 11:08 PM
By: Steph Crock
Rochester's 'Thursdays on First' Keeps Growing
(ABC 6 News) -- Thursday was Rochester's final "Thursday's on First and Third."
It's become a "must do" on many summer checklists to stop by or even work at the event. "This has been our first year and it’s been a lot of fun," said owner of the "Catching Fireflies" booth, Trisha Studer.
For at-home business like that one, each week presented another opportunity for those business owners to showcase their hard work. "I have a little studio in my house and this helps build my clientele. I have a website and it helps build it," said Alesha Ryan with Rhinestone Glass Jewelry.
However, this event isn't all business. "I like to get to see all of the other people that have restaurants and bars and it's kind of the time where we all get to talk to each other, and try each other’s stuff, and not be so professional," said Tessa Leung with Sontes Restaurant.
"There are a lot of visitors, especially that are here for Mayo Clinic, and it's fun to meet people who come from all over the US," said Studer.
From drinks, to food, to crafts, to live music, you name it, Thursdays on First has had no trouble staying busy this year, and though the final day was a little on the sticky side…. "It actually has been a really good year. We've got to meet a lot of new people," said Leung. Those with the Rochester Downtown Alliance say this season overall was a slam dunk.
The weather was actually pretty good this year too, they only had to cut one of the events short due to rain. This was the fifth summer the Rochester Downtown Alliance has put this weekly event on, and they say each year it has gotten even more popular.