Our Facility

Interior Artwork

Genesee Co-op FCU has been located at 395 Gregory Street in the historic building known as Weider Hall since 2005. This 1885 building was built by Philip Weider (pronounced WIDER), on the site of his former house, for the purpose of opening a grocery store. A beautiful ballroom is located on the third floor of the building and according to an article in the Democrat and Chronicle the ballroom is "the last of its kind in Rochester." 

This article describes the revitalization of the Weider Hall Ballroom.

The Board of Directors of Genesee Co-op FCU took great care in overseeing the design of the interior of the credit union to preserve the architectural beauty of the building. The original exposed brick walls have been maintained and panels of windows were set in place drawing natural light to our interior. State of the art security systems enhance the safety and security for our members and staff. A wheelchair ramp inclines gradually to our doors that can be electronically opened and a gracious teller space that can be easily reached from a seated position welcomes members with disabilities.

Genesee Co-op purchased the building in 2022 from long-time owner John Trickey, who refurbished it. Genesee Co-op is in the process of upgrading the building. Plans include:

  • Installation of highly energy efficient geothermal heat pump system to provide heating and cooling for the entire building (Ongoing - Spring 2024)
  • Expanded and upgraded parking lot, as required by the City of Rochester & the New York State DEC, to cap the brownfield site on the property. Improvements will include electric charging stations and more parking for the Ballroom and the neighborhood (Planned - Summer/Fall 2024)
  • New roof (Planned - Summer/Fall 2024)
  • We are also exploring the possibility of solar panels on the roof and installation of an elevator to make all three levels of the building accessible (currently only the first level is accessible)
Interior Artwork

Member Artwork

Our lobby walls are adorned with artwork of credit union members. We invite a new artist to display her or his art each quarter. If you are a member interested in showing your artwork, please contact the CU at 585-461-2230.

Our Members make the difference.

Member Since 1982

"I decided to become a founder and a member of Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union because I wanted to help create, support and benefit from a cooperative alternative to mainstream financial institutions. It's important to me to know that my money supports a non-profit, community-based, socially-responsible saving and lending institution. Now more than ever, we need alternatives to the mega-banks that have made such a mess of our economy. I'm proud to have been a part of an institution that has helped thousands of people enter the world of credit, improve their financial standing and be treated with dignity. It's great to have witnessed the credit union’s evolution from a small group of food co-op members into an institution that serves a member-ownership that's diverse in age, race, ethnicity and socio-economic circumstance."

David Knoll

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