Downtown Syracuse

Downtown Committee Recruitment
11:57 am
Fri October 18, 2013

The Future of Downtown Syracuse Retail Gets a Glimpse of Recent Success Stories

Café Kubal's downtown location
Credit Downtown Committee

People who might want to open up shop in Syracuse got the red carpet treatment from the Downtown Committee Thursday.  The Downtown Committee’s Retail Recruitment event is hoping to capitalize on recent changes. 

One group of would-be business owners gathered at Cafe Kubal and saw the brisk business of the cappuccino makers and coffee purveyors in the relatively new business. 

COOPERSTOWN BUSINESS OWNER FINDS SYRACUSE BECOMING MORE ATTRACTIVE

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SAVE THE RAIN
5:23 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Walking Tour Shows Off Green Improvements

The group gathers outside the War Memorial
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More than 30 people spent the lunch hour today looking at rain gardens, bioswales, and porous pavement  as part of a walking tour of downtown’s green infrastructure sites.  

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Syracuse International Film Festival
6:26 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

10th Annual Film Festival Takes Over Downtown Theatres

Film buffs  have a local opportunity to watch films and meet various Hollywood personalities at the Syracuse International Film Festival, which started yesterday. It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary, and those in attendance will notice there are fewer films this year.

Festival producer Christine Fawcett-Shapiro says that the venues in downtown Syracuse and at universities in the area were intentionally chosen for the year’s showings, as were the film selections:

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Symphonia
6:17 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Symphoria Hires New Managing Director

Catherine Underhill will serve as Symphoria's Managing Director.
Credit 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:

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Route 81 Future
3:55 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Group of Businesses, Elected Officials Wants To Save The I-81 Bridge

Broad coalition opposes removing the I-81 bridge through downtown Syracuse
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Getting around Downtown Syracuse seemed a little challenging this morning because of the Interstate 81 South closure at Harrison Street.  A local group of business owners, elected officials and community members say it might be a vision of the future. 

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