Congratulations to our much-deserved Featured Business of the Month, Tuxedo Corner! Owned by father and son, Les and Craig Kaszuba, Tuxedo Corner has been in business for 37 years. Many may remember their former locations in the city of Rochester or further down Ridge Road but the Kuszuba's have found their home in their brand new, beautifully renovated location at 2040 East Ridge Road.
“This is our fourth location – and final home," Les Kaszuba says. They have been fortunate enough to also open a second location in Gates.
“I came home from Vietnam and didn't know what I wanted to do," Les Kaszuba tells us. He was trained in helicopter repair in Vietnam. Back home a relative owned a tux shop and invited him to work there. That's where he learned the business that would soon become his passion
This long time family business is a formal wear and men's store offering both rentals and sales. Their men's retail line, C. Anthony Men's Apparel, includes suits, shirts, ties, shoes and accessories. Tuxedo Corner also offers men's and women's alterations.
The Kaszubas specialize in helping their customers with options for special occasions including weddings and proms, and when needed, black suits for funerals. Something consumers may not know is that you can often get your product the same day or receive same-day service because they stock and tailor everything right here in Rochester.
“I like the interaction with the customers around their special days or events. It's usually a pretty happy business", Craig Kaszuba tells us. “The diversity of our business has made us who we are; we open our doors to everyone".
His father Les agrees adding, “plus helping the younger generation keeps you young!" He also tells us that many of their clients have turned into friends.
The Kaszubas are no strangers to the Irondequoit community. Both were longtime residents and Craig grew up in Irondequoit and is an Eastridge alumni. Les has been an active and devoted member of Irondequoit Rotary for more than 35 years and is a Paul Harris recipient, one of Rotary's highest honors. The Kaszubas also donate to the IAC Kids program and to local schools, often through their theater groups.