A well-known Rochester printing business that suffered a devastating fire on Christmas Eve of 2020, is celebrating its expansion and rebuilt facility.
Owners and employees of City Blue Imaging marked the reopening of its new facility on Scio Street on Thursday, and also celebrated the return of artwork to the outside walls of that building.
John Mealey is president of City Blue Imaging and he said that even after that big fire, the company knew they wanted to remain in Rochester.
“We’ve been a part of this city for our history and we feel a very deep, profound connection to the city of Rochester, to this neighborhood, to this community,” said Mealey. “And it was critically important that we stay as close to this location as possible.”
The building that burned had murals, and they are back now, painted by local artists Shawn Dunwoody and Najhay “Halo” Quick.
The mural painted by Quick depicts a cityscape with a diverse collection of people, and he says he wanted to show how a group of Rochesterians came together to help out after the City Blue fire.
“It’s kind of making the image that represents everybody coming together and kind of contributing towards the city whether it’s artistry, whether it’s just different variations of culture,” said Quick. “That was the aim, to just express different variations of culture.”
Besides the new building that recently opened on Scio Street, City Blue will also take over an adjacent building on Scio Street.