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Constellation Brands Moves to New HQ in Downtown Rochester

ROCHESTER  Constellation Brands, a leading maker of alcoholic beverages, has officially moved to its new global headquarters at the historic Aqueduct Building campus located at 50 East Broad Street in downtown Rochester, NY.

To mark the occasion, the company welcomed state and local elected officials to the space for a grand opening press event and reception.

Constellation is known for its imported beer brands such as those in the Corona family like the flagship Corona Extra, Modelo Especial and the flavorful lineup of Modelo Cheladas, Pacifico, and Victoria; 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.

“We are thrilled to have officially opened the doors at our new global headquarters in the heart of Rochester where we have been a proud community member for nearly 80 years,” said Bill Newlands, President and Chief Executive Officer at Constellation Brands. “The Aqueduct Building campus will help meet our growing business needs and enable us to better support our passionate and talented employees in the Rochester area while helping to contribute to the positive momentum and vibrancy growing in the city today.”

The Fortune 500 company moved into the newly renovated 170,000 square-foot riverfront campus at the beginning of June. To enhance employees’ in-office experience, and continue to foster collaboration and productivity, the new office space was designed to optimize a combination of hybrid and remote working arrangements, offering more collaboration spaces, open offices for hoteling, and other features like state-of-the-art collaboration technology.

Constellation’s move to this location is one of the major cornerstone projects of the city-sponsored ROC the Riverway initiative which consolidates more than two dozen transformational projects along the Genesee River to restore and contemporize Rochester’s riverfront as a destination hub for entertainment, businesses, and outdoor recreation.

“Constellation Brands’ move to the heart of Rochester will help to drive even more growth along the beautiful Genesee River and create good-paying jobs in the city center,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “Downtown Rochester is becoming a hub for prosperous, talent-rich companies and this transformative project at the historic Aqueduct Building will add another leading business to the mix, unlocking economic opportunity along the waterfront for generations to come.”

Senator Chuck Schumer said, “Today, we celebrate a milestone in Rochester’s resurgence as Constellation Brands opens its doors at the historic Aqueduct Campus. The intersection where the historic Erie Canal Aqueduct met the Genesee River is the place that launched the ‘Flour City’ and is now the place where Constellation Brands’ new global headquarters will propel the ‘Flower City’s’ spirit of innovation and growth to new heights. Constellation Brands’ commitment to investing in downtown Rochester not only revitalizes this iconic location, but also brings hundreds of new jobs, opportunities, and vibrancy to the heart of downtown. I commend Constellation Brands and all who have worked tirelessly to make this vision a reality.”

“Constellation Brands in moving their global headquarters to the historic Aqueduct Building in Downtown Rochester, has established itself as an anchor in our increasingly vibrant and evolving center city. With 300 employees joining our downtown workforce we are reminded of Constellation’s ascendancy as a global leader in the beverage alcohol industry,” said County Executive Adam Bello. “Thank you to Constellation Brands for choosing to invest in Monroe County, to Governor Hochul, Mayor Evans, and everyone who worked hard to make sure this project could succeed.”