The duo behind Treedome, a new downtown creative studio and retail store, want to help push Rochester’s music scene to new heights.
Maggie Panetta and Nate Nelson have secured a lease for Treedome at 309 South Broadway, in the former Big Brad’s. The location will sell records, vintage clothing, and skate accessories. The space will also serve as a production studio for the company, as well as an occasional concert hall.
Founded five years ago in Winona, Treedome has become best known for its work promoting shows and producing music videos. It also offers additional event services and has partnered locally with a number of events including the Night Market series and concerts at the Thesis Beer Project.
Nelson said these partnerships, along with the energy they see developing in Rochester’s art scene, have been major factors in relocating their business here.
“What Rochester has is momentum, and a group of people who are really interested in driving that momentum forward,” Nelson said.
Panetta, from Rochester, said they were also encouraged by what they saw taking shape downtown – with a number of creative businesses now open along the block, some of which they have been working with. already worked.
“Because of all these people on the block, we thought we would be in a great position to collaborate with them and help re-energize this block even more – especially for pedestrian traffic and organizing events,” said Panetta, referring to companies like Art Heads Emporium and Threshold Arts.
Treedome will host a grand opening at its new location on November 19.
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