Zak’s Avenue is a truly unique one-stop urban shopping experience located in the heart of Rochester’s vibrant South Wedge village.
We offer an amazing and eclectic variety of jewelry, accessories, local art, handcrafts, pottery, glass, cards, candles, personal care, home decor, kitchen, baby, children’s and pet items, specialty imports, antiques and vintage sundries from fun, funky, whimsical, artsy, edgy and romantic sub-brands. We truly have something for everyone!!!
Where did “Zak’s” come from?
ZAKrzewski, Deb’s last name
Our Humble Beginnings
After many years in corporate industry, Deb began working at a small specialty retail store for about 9 months. Soon after, she pondered the idea of opening her own store and began looking for real estate. She ended up walking around in the South Wedge area and began talking to existing business owners. After stumbling on a great location, she signed her life away in 2010 and has been open ever since.
South Wedge Pride
The South Wedge is a Rochester, NY neighborhood comprised of a triangular wedge of land bordered by the Genesee River on the west, and the old Erie Canal (now I-490) on the east. Overall, the South Wedge is a vibrant, clean, and safe area of Rochester to live. The majority of homeowners take pride in the area, and it has an ever increasing number of interesting shops and bars. South Avenue and Gregory Street converge in the heart of South Wedge. This intersection marks the centerpoint of the locally-owned retail shops, restaurants, cafes and bars the Wedge is known for. The area also has many small green spaces, nifty old buildings, and is in walking distance to Highland Park and Mount Hope Cemetery. In 2007 and 2010, the South Wedge was named “Best Neighborhood” in City Newspaper’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Best of Rochester contest.
Accessories, Art,Baby,Banks, Barware, Books, Candles, Cards, Clocks, Clothing, Desktop, Electronics, Food, Furniture, Garden, Handbags, Holiday, Home Decor, Incense, Jewelry, Kitchen, Magnets, Other, Personal Care, Pet, Pottery, Tools, Toys, Vintage,& Vintage Jewelry.
Gifts for Guys & Girls
Zak’s carries great quick gifts for both guys and girls. There’s a lot in the store and we can help you find what you’re looking for. Not sure what you’re looking for? No problem. Bounce some ideas off us and we can help pinpoint something they’ll love. There’s a lot in store and we’re willing to help you find just the thing to brighten their day!