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Young Lion celebrates city life and fosters a sense of place. The name is inspired by Rochester’s early 19th century nickname, The Young Lion of the West, which refers to the city’s spectacular growth as America’s first boomtown. The company was established in 2012 by Jason Haremza and Tanya Zwahlen to remedy the lack of merchandise celebrating Rochester, New York, and to promote Rochester and other Upstate New York communities as vibrant places, full of history, culture, and opportunity. Young Lion collaborates with local artists to develop contemporary, high-quality products.

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Our Recent Project

The idea for these lowball glasses came from Tanya, who grew up singing along to Foreigner songs in her native Massachusetts. When Tanya arrived in Rochester ten years ago, she learned that Foreigner front man Lou Gramm was not only a native Rochesterian, but that he still lived in the region. Her affection for Foreigner XXXXXX
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