Daily Archive: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Payless ShoeSource To Close 400 Stores

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It was announced Tuesday that Payless ShoeSource has filed for bankruptcy and will be closing nearly 400 poorly performing stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  This is another result of the difficulty for retail chains to survive in the age online shopping and Amazon.

This is a difficult, but necessary, decision driven by the continued challenges of the retail environment, which will only intensify,” Payless CEO W. Paul Jones said in a statement.

A list of the stores closing was released today and can be found here.

The Payless stores closing in the Syracuse area include the following:

  • Shoppingtown Mall in DeWitt
  • Great Northern Mall in Clay
  • Northern Lights shopping plaza in North Syracuse

Lots To Do In Syracuse, NY This Weekend

Monster Jam

Description: Monster Jam is the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring the biggest names in monster trucks like Grave Digger

Where: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse.

When: Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.


  • General admission tickets start at $15
  • Pit party tickets are $10
  • Total access passes, which include front-row seats, early admission to the “Party in the Pits” pre-show event and access to a Friday VIP Pit Party from 5 to 7 p.m., start at $125

Purchase Tickets:

Tickets are available at the Carrier Dome Box Office, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Read more on Syracuse.com..

 Syracuse Chiefs Opening Day

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Description: The Syracuse Chiefs will take on the Rochester Red Wings in the first game of the Chiefs baseball season.  The first 1,000 fans will receive a free T-shirt.  It’s also Dollar Thursday, where you can get hot dogs and sodas for a $1 each. 

Where: NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse.

When: Thursday, April 6, at 2:05 p.m.


  • Advance sale tickets range from $6 – $11
  • Tickets at the gate range from $7 – $14

Purchase Tickets:

Tickets can be purchased here or at the gate

 Syracuse Man Show

Description: The first ever Syracuse Man Show is everything manly under one roof! We’re talking world-known arm wrestling matches, hunting, fishing, motorcycles, cars, snowmobiles, ATV’s, gaming, craft beer (sampling included with ticket purchase)….and much more!

For more information, visit syracusemanshow.com.

Where: New York State Fairgrounds Horticulture Building, 581 State Fair Blvd., Geddes.

When: Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, from 5 to 10 p.m. daily.


  • Tickets are $15 in advance
  • Tickets are $20 at the door
  • Designated driver tickets are $5

Purchase Tickets:

Tickets can be purchased here or here or at the door

ToysRUs Easter Egg Hunt Event

Description: All ToysRUs locations will have a FREE Easter Egg Hunt, an opportunity to win prizes, and a parade with Geoffrey

Where: Toys R Us, Clay, NY

When: Sunday, April 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Home Depot: Miracle-Gro All Purpose Garden Soil Only $2

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Miracle-Gro 0.75 cu. ft. All Purpose Garden Soil
Only $2.00 per bag (was  $4.47) (make sure to choose in-store pickup)

Amazon: Buy 2 Get 1 Free Select Board Games

Taboo Board Game

For a limited time only

Amazon is currently offering a Buy 2, Get 1 FREE offer on select board games!

*The lowest priced item will be the free item and the participating games must be sold by Amazon*

Here are some of the games that are included in the offer:


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