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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.

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

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

JCPenney Destiny USA Update

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*Update*

I originally posted here that the JCPenney store at Destiny USA was at risk of closing.

However, it was NOT included in JCPenney’s official list of upcoming store closures and will remain open.  Click here to view the entire list.

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