Armory Square http://waer.org en "Buying Local" in Syracuse for The Holidays? http://waer.org/post/buying-local-syracuse-holidays <p>Not every holiday shopper wants to compete with everyone else for gifts during annual Black Friday sales at malls.&nbsp; There are plenty of people who are experiencing a leisurely&nbsp;pace this weekend, walking from store to store at Armory Square in Downtown Syracuse.&nbsp; The secret shoppers we spoke with are searching for those special gifts such as Greg (yes, a man who actually shops early)&nbsp;from the city.</p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:05:19 +0000 John Smith 11294 at http://waer.org "Buying Local" in Syracuse for The Holidays? CenterState Region Releases Business Plan http://waer.org/post/centerstate-region-releases-business-plan <p>The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO) released its <em>Agenda for Economic Opportunity </em>Thursday, detailing a plan for future development initiatives Thursday that was two years in the making.&nbsp;&nbsp;After intensive research, planning, and development in partnership with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, the CEO released five key findings for shifting Central New York's economic profile in a more positive direction:</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:53:44 +0000 Hannah Warren & Scott Willis 10366 at http://waer.org CenterState Region Releases Business Plan Syracuse's Soundgarden Could Stay; Store, City Officials Reach Deal http://waer.org/post/syracuses-soundgarden-could-stay-store-city-officials-reach-deal <p>Forty eight hours after it’d appeared that Soundgarden in Armory Square could close its doors, a compromise was reached that would exempt certain items from the city’s secondhand dealer ordinance.&nbsp; The store had been trying for months to get CDs,&nbsp;DVDs and other media exempt from some provisions of the ordinance because they said it would be too burdensome to log the thousands of items they take in each month.&nbsp; Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:38:29 +0000 Scott Willis & Valerie Crowder 3267 at http://waer.org Syracuse's Soundgarden Could Stay; Store, City Officials Reach Deal