Welcome to the business page, a blog where I'll take you behind the scenes of greater Rochester's fast-changing economy. My name is Ben Rand, and I intend to introduce you to some of the personalities, concepts and events that make news in business here. I've been a business reporter for eight years in Rochester and a journalist for 18, working in four states. I grew up in Pittsford, but moved away after college for about a decade. My wife and I live in Irondequoit with our two children.
What the world needs now...
...is more doughnut stores. And thankfully, the people of Monroe County are getting one. Dunkin' Donuts
recently opened its 33rd store in the greater Rochester market. This one is located at 2044 Latta Road, just off Route 390, in Greece. It's the third Dunkin' Donuts in Greece; this one employs 15 people. What the store's arrival means is that there is now one DD for every 22,272 people in Monroe County. It's not enough. We think it should be closer to 1:5.