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Constellation Brands Officially Opens New Rochester Headquarters


Constellation Brands held its official grand opening Monday at its new headquarters in downtown Rochester. The Fortune 500 company that was founded more than 75 years ago in Canandaigua renovated a half-dozen buildings at the Aqueduct Campus between East Main and Broad streets in the Flower City.

The renovations to the nearly 170,000 square-foot riverfront campus include the qualified historic restoration of the Aqueduct buildings’ windows and other architectural features and the addition of a rooftop patio and bar that offers 360-degree views of the city. The new office space was also designed to optimize a combination of hybrid and remote working arrangements. As part of the company’s move to the state-of-the-art facility, it expects to create more than 80 new jobs, in addition to the more than 300 jobs being relocated to the Aqueduct location. Roughly 200 employees will continue to be based out of its Canandaigua office.

photo: Mike Groll/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul

President and CEO of Constellation Brands Bill Newlands said, “As a proud member of the Rochester community and surrounding area for more than 75 years, we are thrilled about our new global headquarters in the heart of downtown Rochester. This move allowed us to contemporize our workspaces, provide a more centralized location for many of our current team members, and meet the growing needs of our business while supporting the Rochester area. We look forward to helping to contribute to the positive momentum and vibrancy growing in the city today.

Constellation Brands has over 9,000 employees worldwide and is said to be one of the fastest-growing large consumer packaged goods companies in the U.S. at retail, and a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits brands such as Corona Extra and Modelo Especial beer brands; fine wine and craft spirits brands including The Prisoner Wine Company, Robert Mondavi Winery, Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey; and premium wine brands such as Kim Crawford and Meiomi.

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