Geneseo's Main Street Family

Fred Mingrino '73

Fred Mingrino '73 (SUNY Geneseo/Matt Burkhartt)

On any given morning with a clear sky as you turn onto Main Street, the rising sun sweeps across the half mile of small-town America, bathing the shops, restaurants, and offices in the golden light of a new day. The SUNY Geneseo alumni who own several of the dozen small businesses that line Main Street have had hundreds—and in some cases, like Al “Buzzo” Bruno ’72, thousands—of new days to move to other communities, yet they choose to stay.

Geneseo is the kind of village in which people take care of and invest in each other. Customers become friends of shop owners, and shop owners watch the children of their regulars grow up. 

Meet 10 of the alumni business owners in our Geneseo Scene magazine feature story.


Matt Burkhartt