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      President stops for lunch in Rochester en route to Syracuse

      President Obama stopped in Rochester on his way to Henninger High School in Syracuse after speaking at the University of Buffalo on Thursday.

      The President concluded his speech at the University of Buffalo and for Syracuse at about 12:10 p.m.

      Obama's motorcade left Thruway at the LeRoy exit at 12:56 p.m. and was spotted in downtown Rochester shortly after.

      The President's motorcade exited at Culver Road, according to the White House Press Office.

      The President stopped at Magnolia's Deli and Caf in Rochester for lunch at 1:30 p.m. The Restaurant is located on Park Avenue.

      The White House Press Office says the President stopped to shake hands and talk with people having lunch outside. Obama told a group of people that his new dog Sunny is not completely potty trained. (Watch video)

      The White House Press Office says Magnolia's Deli and Caf was recommended by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY).President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined several young people, including a current college student and a recent graduate, for a brief discussion at Magnolia's Deli and Cafe in Rochester, according to the White House Press Office.

      They sat with Doug Brady, a junior at the University of Rochester; Pamela Brady, Doug??s mom and a University of Rochester School of Nursing faculty member; Evalyn Gleason, a recent graduate of the University of Rochester; Mary Ellen Gleason, Evalyn??s mother and an Assistant Professor and Monroe Community College in Rochester; Wesline Manuelpillai, a sophomore at the University of Rochester; Peter Manuelpillai, Wesline??s father and high school chemistry teacher; and Brandon McDonald, recent graduate of the University of Rochester.

      The White House Press Office says Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards greeted President Obama at the restaurant. Richards said he only got about 30 minutes notice from police.

      In the days leading up to Obama??s visit to upstate New York, Richards had talked about federal programs getting scaled back or the subject of pitched budget battles in Washington that were paying big dividends in Rochester, according to the White House Press Office.

      Obama is expected to outline his agenda to combat rising college costs at Henninger High School on at 6 p.m. (CNY Central will carry his remarks live on CNYCentral.com and on NBC3 and CBS5).

      The White House has not revealed where President Obama will spend the night, but is expected to stay in Auburn. The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the airspace over Auburn for Thursday night into Friday morning.

      CNY Central will have extensive coverage of the President??s visit to Syracuse, including a live stream of the President??s remarks. Follow #ObamaInCNY on Twitter for updates throughout the day.