“Welcome Home,” were the words of Rochester’s new Mayor, Thomas Richards, as he spoke at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Nothnagle Realtors‘ new downtown location. The event, which took place Monday morning at Nothnagle’s new 217 West Main Street headquarters, was attended by over 60 special guests. The crowd included branch managers, local government officials, financial supporters, members of the press, and a number of friends, families, and distinguished community members. Mayor Richards, Council member Adam McFadden, RG&E’s Joe Rizzo, former Acting Mayor Carlos Carballada, and County Executive Maggie Brooks were among those who spoke at the event. Each speaker welcomed Nothnagle back to the city and acknowledged the great addition the new headquarters will be to Rochester’s Cascade District. Nothnagle Realtors, which began in Rochester over 60 years ago, moved “back home” earlier this year into a 27,000 square foot, four-story building. The location, which had been vacant for over a decade, was beautifully renovated into Class A office space. The property is now an anchor for the Cascade District and will attract additional investment to downtown’s west side. In the move, Nothnagle relocated approximately 70 employees and has estimated that an additional 35 jobs will be created. At the ribbon-cutting, Armand D’Alfonso, President and CEO of Nothnagle Realtors, extended thanks to all who contributed to the project in any way. He also promised to continue to drive positive traffic into the city, which will help with the revitalization that is occurring in downtown Rochester. The nearly $4 million renovation project was made possible by generous grants from RG&E, financial assistance from the City of Rochester, and of course the vision and drive of Nothnagle’s own D’Alfonso.