Armory Square

NY State Grant Will Help MOST Make Updates and Repairs

Oct 16, 2019
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A state grant of half-a-million dollars announced Wednesday will ward off problems that threatened to close or damage parts of Syracuse’s Museum of Science and Technology.  MOST President Lauren Kochian has been struggling to make repairs to the 112-year-old Armory that houses the museum.


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Syracuse’s Armory Square is already one of the area’s most popular destinations, where people shop, eat, drink, or catch a show.  But what can make it more pedestrian friendly and attractive? 


Noodle Time in The 315

Jan 16, 2019

One of the best experiences one can have going downtown is finding a new favorite restaurant. If you've been itching to try something a little different for your dining experience, this episode of The 315 is for you! This week Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss visit Kasai Ramen, the newest  ramen restaurant in Armory Square. 

The guys enjoyed a meal and then invited Owner and Chef Kyle Mastropietro into the studio to talk about what makes his spot unique. 


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Vera House unveiled a new initiative today designed to make Syracuse’s nightlife scene safer. The program entitled “Raise The Bar” works with establishments where alcohol is served to train staff on how to prevent sexual aggression and violence.


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An investment of $315 million dollars in Downtown Syracuse construction projects, the addition of 440 new hotel rooms within three years and a thriving arts, entertainment and sports scene are all positive signs of Downtown’s resurgence. 

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  Provisions Bakery has reopened its doors after a six-week renovation period. The Armory Square establishment has served goodies to its customers for the last 27 years while also serving its staff with an opportunity.

Access CNY Director for Mental Health Programs Ken Mack explains Provisions Bakery is not only a transitional workplace for people with disabilities.

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  People in downtown Syracuse will be covered by the watchful eye of crime cameras in more places from this point forward.  The Downtown Committee had a little different reason to seek out the high-tech crime fighting tools.

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  The new owners of the Wells and Coverly building envision opening the doors in September with a look above Armory Square.  Nicole and Kevin Samolis have been renovating the building since the Spring of 2013 and now the big rush to complete the building by September is on.  There will be three levels of create-your-own event space at a place called SKY Armory (see an artist's view: HERE).  The large halls will capture rustic, wooden ceilings.

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Road Construction near Armory Square is affecting some businesses in different ways but, they remain optimistic of the future results for the Downtown Syracuse economy. Merchants and restaurants remain open and it doesn’t appear difficult to locate parking on the street or in a garage. Work on the expansion of the Connective Corridor has West Fayette Street down to a single, one-way lane near the Square but, the manager of the Marriot says it’s not interfering with customers booking rooms.

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  Downtown Syracuse is in the midst of a renaissance. The number of people living downtown continues to grow by double digits each year. But the city is still missing one thing… a full service supermarket. 

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