Destiny USA

Council for Textile Recycling

  Your favorite pair of pants all worn out?  Have a stained shirt?  Holes in your socks?  Don’t throw them away. Instead, drop them off for donation or recycling. 

Mark Bialczak

Walk past the new bar World of Beer on Wednesday through Saturday nights, and that corridor on the top floor of Destiny USA resembles an open air corner bar.

poster with series of brand logos, puma at the top with a platinum certification
Scott Willis / WAER News

Destiny USA marked its second full year of LEED Gold certification Thursday by recognizing 44 store owners for also being energy efficient. The award for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” or LEED, is given to tenants that meet the sustainability requirements.  Puma took top honors for going LEED Platinum.

mayor stephanie miner at a podium
Scott Willis / WAER News

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner said Wednesday she does not support any tax breaks for the proposed Destiny USA hotel.   Developers sent a letter to the mayor and County Executive Joanie Mahoney last week expressing their intentions to build a $75 million, 252-room hotel on a parking lot across Hiawatha Boulevard.  Miner said that, given the history Pyramid Development has in the area, any hotel construction at Destiny USA should be privately financed, without added incentives from Onondaga County:  

Scott Willis / WAER News

Syracuse-area tourism officials say the proposed Destiny USA hotel is a great step for generating interest and economic growth in the area.   Destiny officials sent a letter to the county executive and mayor expressing their intentions to build a $75 million, 252-room hotel as part of their master plan.  Convention and Visitors Bureau President David Holder says Destiny as a destination appears to be coming to fruition, and there are still untapped markets.   He says the area is ready for another hotel.

 

ONONDAGA COUNTY WEIGHS IN

manufacturing machinery
Engineering.com

Central New York business leaders got an optimistic economic forecast Thursday at the CenterState CEO, but also found out that their own attitudes may be holding the area back.  The corporation hosted a breakfast at the OnCenter to release its economic forecast, which suggests better times for 2014.  An M&T Bank economist says business growth should be about 2.8%.  But CenterState President Rob Simpson says he hears the area is stagnant and flat.

John Smith/WAER News

Destiny USA continues to add to its plethora of available stores and this new wave is bringing in some high end brands. Companies such as Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo and Johnson & Murphy now have outlet locations in Destiny’s newest wing.

cookie cake Destiny USA
Maximilian Eyle

Destiny USA’s expanded shopping mall celebrates the first anniversary today of officially changing its name from the “Carousel Center.”  Since the transformation, General Manager Rob Schoeneck believes it’s led to an increase in business that has helped the greater community.

Symphoria Hires New Managing Director

Aug 1, 2013
Catherine Underhill Symphoria Managing Director
Symphoria

Symphonic music fans in Central New York will see a new Managing Director at the helm of Symphoria in about a month. 

The organization hired Catherine Underhill, who’s been Executive Director of the Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts for the past 11 years.  Underhill, who has 30 years of arts organization management after a Harvard degree in public administration, starts September 1, 2013. 

Underhill says she hopes to ensure symphonic music stays vibrant in the Syracuse area:

Hospitality Fair Underway at Destiny U.S.A.

Jul 31, 2013
Christian Bersani-WAER News

Students, Graduates, and job seekers were all given the chance to network with dozens of employers at Destiny U-S-A today as part of Bryant and Stratton’s Hospitality Fair.

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