Rochester City Council agrees to vacate an alley next to The Times Theater

A request by a city business to have an alley vacated was approved by the Rochester City Council.


The council voted unanimously to approve a request by The Times Theater to vacate the alley next to their building on Main Street's west side between Sixth and Seventh St. 


Council member Ruth Gunter, a property owner to the northside, chose to recuse herself from the vote, due to conflict of interest. 


The decision came after a public hearing on the request, where The Times Theater Chairman Julie Shambarger explained they plan on using the building's side entrance as a second emergency exit for the theater.