Two new eateries coming to the airport now have names, thanks to a public naming contest that was part of Monroe County’s ROC Renovation Project.
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) and SSP America announced the winning names Monday.
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.
Sports memorabilia and decor representing Rochester’s most popular local sports teams will be featured throughout On the ROCs Sports Bar. Memorabilia from the Rochester Red Wings, Americans, Rhino’s, Rattlers, Knighthawks and the Razorsharks will be included at the bar.