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Syracuse Retail News: Michaels + CoreLife Eatery

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Along with Burlington Coat Factory, the Erie Canal Centre shopping plaza in DeWitt is set to add a Michaels location.  According to Brixmor Property Group, which owns and operates the plaza, Dicks Sporting Goods will be joined by Burlington at the end of 2017 and Michaels in early 2018.

Michaels has three current locations in the Syracuse area, with the one on Erie Blvd. being located less than 2 miles from the proposed location.  However, it is likely that the current Erie Blvd. location would close and move into the Erie Canal Centre shopping plaza.


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CoreLife Eatery, who first opened up in Cicero a few years ago,  plans to open as many as 30 restaurants across the nation in 2017.

Here is the full list of locations soon to open:

Upcoming Locations

  • Pittsburgh, PA – June 2017
  • Grandville, MI – June 2017
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA – June 2017
  • American Fork, UT – June 2017
  • Lexington, KY – July 2017
  • Toledo, OH – July 2017
  • Clarence, NY – August 2017
  • Indianapolis, IN – August 2017
  • Peoria, IL – September 2017
  • Brighton, NY – September 2017
  • Portage, MI – October 2017
  • Fayetteville, NC – October 2017
  • Bountiful, UT – November 2017
  • Hyde Park, OH – November 2017
  • Centerville, OH – December 2017
  • Amherst, NY – December 2017

*Updated October 6th, 2017*

⇒ CoreLife Eatery plans to open in DeWitt, NY next year (spring time).  It is not clear yet where the DeWitt store will be located.

Burlington Set to Open Dewitt Store on Friday 9/29

Construction is now complete on the new Burlington Store (previously known as Burlington Coat Factory) on Erie Boulevard in the Erie Canal Centre plaza.  This store is expected to open this Friday (9/29/2017) morning.

Burlington, a discount clothing retailer, is located near Dick’s Sporting Goods, where Office Max and Kmart used to be.  Michael’s is excepted to move in next door to Burlington in early 2018.  There are also Burlington Store locations in Destiny USA and on Route 31 in Clay.

Tom and Chee Update + Other Syracuse Retail News

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Tom and Chee will no longer be moving into the space next to DiBella’s on Bridge Street in Dewitt.   This is due to a lawsuit between the building owner and franchise owner (which has been recently dropped).

 

Instead, Flawless Image, will be taking over this space later in August. Flawless Image is a medical aesthetics company, specializing in body contouring, liposuction, and other services.

[Read more on Syracuse.com]

 

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Canale’s Restaurant in Liverpool announced this past weekend on Facebook that August 20th is their new closing date.  They previously expected to close in July.

 

 

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Blaze Pizza, the fast growing quick-serve pizza shop chain backed by LeBron James, is reportedly looking for sites in Central New York.  The company is on track for $1.1 billion in revenue by 2022.

According to a spokesman, they “do not have any sites under development yet, but territory has been awarded to an experienced multi-unit franchise partner who is actively looking for great real estate sites that meet their criteria”.

[Read more on Syracuse.com]

Kmart Closing Four CNY Locations

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Here’s a list of the Kmart stores in Central New York that will be closing, obtained from a list by Business Insider:

  • Liverpool, NY, store 3352
  • Malone, NY, store 3943
  • Cortland, NY, store 7134
  • Watertown, NY, store 7432

These four stores are likely to close in September.  The Mattydale Kmart will remain open.

All-Star Alley & Tavern Now Open at Destiny USA

All-Star Alley and Tavern is now open! Check out the best in pins, sports and games, including a full-service dining experience, beer garden, bocce court and more located on 3rd level Canyon.

All-Star Alley and Tavern Now Open at Destiny USA

Destiny USA: Cinnabon Opens Monday, May 15th

Syracuse Retail News: All Star Alley & Tavern + Tilted Kilt

All-Star Alley & Tavern is slated to take over the space previously held by Revolutions, which closed back in January at Destiny USA (located on the third floor of the mall’s Canyon area).

Besides a 24-lane bowling alley with couches and large projections screens, the entertainment venue will offer made-from-scratch dining, two full-service bars, private VIP areas, billiard tables and arcade games.  The menu will be created by TMG Corporate Chef Brad Rishmany.

All-Star Alley & Tavern is expected to open later this month.  A portion of sales each Sunday for the first month will be donated to to local charities and not-for-profit organizations.

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As of last week, The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in Syracuse has officially closed its doors permanently.  It opened up on Erie Boulevard back in 2014.

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
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