Fairport, NY Empire Commercial Construction, a retail-specific company of regional general contractor Taylor-The Builders, is completing construction of the new Challenge Athletics location at the redeveloped century-old factory building that once held the American Can Co. The redevelopment is being led by Rochester-based Donohoe Management, with leasing directed by Caliber Commercial Brokerage. Empire and EF Custom Designs teamed for design and construction of the 10,324 s/f interior tenant build-out located at 25 Parce Ave. and 75 North Main St. Completion is anticipated this month.
“Empire is excited to deliver this unique athletic-based space to the newly modernized historic site for residents to enjoy in the beautiful Fairport community,” said Empire president, Jayne Penepent. “This is another example of the Village’s adaptive growth in a challenging economic climate; an expansion of thriving business and commerce.”
The customized space will feature a dance studio, recessed tumbling and trampoline pits, office space, 42’ x 40’ gymnastic mat, stretching area, multiple seating options for viewing, and other customized perks for visitors and participants to enjoy.
“Canco,” established in 1908, was the backbone of the community’s industrial growth through the late 1980’s. The Historic Cannery project overall features significant improvements to the exterior, including construction of a 6,780 s/f elevated boardwalk to provide direct pedestrian accessibility to all building tenants. Further demolition, abatement and renovations of the 61,000 s/f created several new tenant spaces, rooftop deck, loading dock area, courtyard and over 200 parking spaces.