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Photos: Annual Sidewalk Sales Bring Business to Downtown Rochester

Despite the Main Street Makeover, the Sidewalk Sales attracted tons of foot traffic the first day.

When there's a bargain at a store, people will find a way to get there.

Such was the case at the first day of the annual  Sidewalk Sales Thursday.

Even with the Main Street Makeover taking place, the sales went on. No matter if the deals were happening in the back of a store or inside it, the customers were there.

Attributing the steady stream of business to Downtown Rochester's unique makeup, store employees say that they haven't seen a change in the number of people that the Sidewalk Sales bring out every year.

"People in Rochester are very loyal to their downtown," said Nancy Champion of . "They know they have something special and they appreciate it."

"We've been doing really good today," said Marion Tonkin of . "I love Rochester; this town rocks!"

The Sidewalk Sales will take place Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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