News Release - Mayor Malik D. Evans Announces Legal Actions Related to 95 Central Park


City of Rochester


News Release



(Tuesday, March 22, 2022) – Following the incident that occurred at 95 Central Park on March 19, City of Rochester’s Neighborhood Preservation and Legal teams took immediate action to ensure this property is no longer a venue for illegal activity.


The building owner, who was renting space to the business owner of the corner store, has preliminarily indicated his intent to close the business. The Rochester Police Department has confirmed the location is currently padlocked and is not operating.


This afternoon, the City’s Corporation Counsel, along with Neighborhood Service Center staff, is meeting with the building owner to agree on terms of operation for any future business at that address. If satisfactory terms are not reached today, the City will initiate proceedings in State Supreme Court to have the property declared a nuisance and close it on a long-term basis.


“As soon as we learned of the incident this weekend, we began an accelerated process around this property,” said Rochester Corporation Counsel Linda Kingsley. “Given the extent of alleged criminal activity discovered Saturday – including violent sexual assault, weapons and drugs – we are taking immediate and definitive actions to ensure this location is no longer a threat to the community.”


The City will provide future updates as events proceed.


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