What’s Missing from This Picture?
By Christine G. Adamo

Naz Campus Life Area Attractions

In looking over Campus Life’s “Area Attractions” map, something appears to be missing.

Well, there may be a few things missing, particularly in the area nearest our beloved campus. To be precise, some of the “things” that are missing are within 2.05 miles – whether you walk, bike, drive or take a bus to Pittsford Plaza via French Road (which begins 300 meters south of S. Campus Drive).

Wegmans made the list. But Trader Joe’s did not. (As a die-hard TJs fan, that seems a bit discriminatory to me, but I digress.) The next closest establishment was Hicks & McCarthy – a cool $$-$$$ tea house and restaurant worth checking out, though it lacks ancillary shopping opportunities.

Not to worry: Naz Girl About Town is her to help you save the day. (Oh, thank me later!)

I’m not concerned with promoting rampant consumerism: TV, radio and internet ads are annoying enough. I am, however, concerned with saving you time. And there may be nothing better at doing just that than a one-stop, highly-walkable, urban strip mall steeped in student-friendly venues.

Make getting out easy on yourself. Ease on down the road to Pittsford Plaza for:


CLOTHES – Ooh la la!


GIFTS – Surprise!

  • Bed Bath & Beyond (J-174)
  • Century Liquor & Wines (D-104)
  • One World Goods (K-192) … OWG is fair-trade friendly


HAPPY HOUR – Hiccup!

  • Applebee’s (K-196)
  • black & blue steak and crab (G-126)
  • Cheesecake Factory (C-202) … 50% off select appetizers


LUNCH – or Dinner!

  • Chipotle (F-116)
  • Five Guys (K-194)
  • Trader Joe’s (I-172) … find delish To-Go items near produce


MOVIE NIGHT – & more!

  • Barnes & Noble (A)
  • Color Me Mine (H-140)
  • Pittsford Cinema 9 (H-146) … a mix of action, indy and foreign





  • Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters (I-154)
  • Hoopla! Frozen Yogurt (H-144) … ask about FroYo fundraising
  • Starbucks inside Barnes & Noble (A-198)


Naz Girl About Town’s own shopping mantra is simple: It pays to be savvy.

If you agree, visit and click on “Coupons/Specials” to uncover unique deals – like an extra 20% OFF at J. Crew Factory or $3.49 Monday Funday 12-oz. cups at Hoopla! Or sign up to receive coupons from your favorite stores by email or on your smartphone. Then? Share the details of your haul in the comments below!

Pittsford Plaza is located at 3349 Monroe Ave. in Rochester (14618).

Pittsford Plaza is within 2.05 mi. of Nazareth College.


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