When we all started our brand new 2020 year, the months ahead looked bright and promising.  Unfortunately, 2020 was the year COVID-19 struck and has been a year of hardship and change for many, including the closures of beloved businesses in our Rochester community.

At times we would hear from business owners in a Facebook message that the sad decision was made to close their doors and other times, we found out that one of our favorite places was now closed by a note on the front door.  No matter how the news came, my heart broke a little bit more for our community.  Sadly, the list continues to grow but you can see the current list below.

And...I'm human and it is possible that I missed a business that closed in 2020.  If you have one that should be included or you know of one that is closing soon, please let me know and I'll update the story.  You can send me a message on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio or on Instagram at Jessica On The Radio.

To all of the businesses that have said "goodbye" in 2020, we miss you!

I would love to say that we won't have any additional businesses added to the list for 2020.  The only way that we can help ensure that doesn't happen is to shop local and remember the local businesses that are in our community.

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