Names Submitted by residents with local ties; Flight Deck Diner and On the ROC's Sports Bar will open shortly after completion of ROC Renovation Project
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) and SSP America today announced the winning names submitted as part of the unique public naming contest for two new eateries coming to the airport as part of Monroe County’s transformational ROC Renovation Project.
“When we set out to bring a new, modern airport to Rochester, we wanted our community to be well-represented in the project – both in the final product and the process along the way,” said Dinolfo. “On the heels of opening our local ‘Taste of Rochester’ restaurant, we are thrilled that we will soon be welcoming ‘On the ROCs’ and the ‘Flight Deck Diner’ to our airport as well. I thank Lauren and Daniel for their unique suggestions and contributions to our job-creating ROC Renovation Project.”
The new Concourse A diner will be named the Flight Deck Diner, as submitted by Lauren Oubre. Oubre is originally from the Rochester area, but currently lives in Mississippi, flying home often to visit friends and family. The Flight Deck Diner includes 50’s theme décor and will have the Ohm Special, a red, racing plane built in 1949 by Rochesterians Richard Ohm and Gordon Stoppelbein suspended above the dining area. The ROC Airport has been home to the Ohm Special for a number of years, on loan from the Glenn Curtiss Museum.
The new Concourse B sports bar will be named On the ROCs Sports Bar, as submitted by Greece resident Daniel Connor. On the ROCs Sports Bar will include local sports memorabilia and décor representing Rochester’s most popular sports: the Rochester Red Wings, Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks and major golf events hosted by our community.
“Congratulations to the contest winners, Lauren and Daniel, and to the ROC team. The contest has been a tremendous opportunity to engage the community and we’re thrilled to have participated. We are looking forward to serving passengers at these two great, superbly named, restaurants.” said Bob Stanton, SSP America Vice President of Business Development.
Both restaurants will open shortly after completion of the ROC Renovation Project.