The South Wedge is the home of young professionals, entrepreneurs, caring families and aspiring artists. The mix of eclectic and motivated characters that live in this neighborhood have made the South Wedge one of the most sought after and beloved areas in Rochester.
The South Wedge has conveniences that allow residents to meet all of their needs in the borders of this comfortable area. It’s easy to support local organic farmers by shopping at Abundance Food Co-Op, a grocery store located on the corner of South Avenue and Alexander Street. If patrons are interested in going out to lunch or dinner, there are several delicious eateries in the area including Harry G’s and John’s Tex Mex. Those with a sweet tooth will feel right at home in the South Wedge-- between Hedonist Artisan Chocolates and Ice Cream, Misfit Doughnuts and Cheesy Eddies, there are endless varieties of desserts to indulge in across the neighborhood.
The South Wedge nightlife is exciting, lighthearted and communal, with several of Rochester's most beloved bars located in the heart of this area. One of these spots is Lux Lounge, an eccentric bar that hosts drag shows and live music nearly every weekend. Across the street on South Avenue, wine aficionados can feel refreshed at Cheshire, a retro speakeasy and cocktail bar that serves pre-Prohibition drinks in a classic setting. Tea lovers will be delighted to hear that South Avenue's Leaf Tea Bar was voted as one of the world's best tea houses by CNN. The setting acts as the perfect backdrop for a first date or quiet conversation with a close friend.
The neighborhood has two active publications, The Wedge and the South Wedge Quarterly, which often accept submissions from aspiring writers. The streets of the South Wedge are lined with public art, gorgeous statues and beautiful community gardens.