Report: Buyer For Dome Arena Pending
There's a report that there is a buyer for the Dome Arena in Henrietta. The Rochester Business Journal reports that Frontier Management of New York has signed a contract to buy the facility which was previously the site of the Monroe County Fairgrounds for many years.
The RBJ quotes the president of Frontier Management, Richard Chiarenza, as saying he plans to spend about $2 million renovating the facility. There's no word yet on a purchase price. The deal is expected to be finalized this year.
Chiarenza expects the arena to be used for a number of activities including sporting events, concerts and conventions. He also tells the newspaper he plans to build 100 apartments on the 49 acre site and has been talking with hotels interested in locating there.
The Monroe County Fair and Recreation Association, a non-profit gorup, announced a couple of years ago it was putting the Dome Arena up for sale. A deal for the Rochester Razorsharks to buy the property fell through, but the Henrietta Town Board has expressed interest in buying some of the vacant land there.