grocery store en Schumer says Whole Foods considering downtown Syracuse location <p>Less than two weeks ago, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) vowed to help attract a grocery store to Syracuse’s Armory Square neighborhood. Monday, he announced that the trendy organic grocer Whole Foods has returned his call.<br /><br />“They are interested in Armory Square. And they are going to visit -- myself, the mayor and representatives of Whole Foods -- in the fall,” said the senator.<br /><br />Schumer says one thing that has grabbed Whole Foods attention is that the only other store in upstate New York, in Albany, has exceeded its sales projections.<br /> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:07:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58872 at Schumer puts out the call for a downtown Syracuse supermarket <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the number of people living downtown continues to grow, so does the need for a grocery store in the neighborhood. Sen. Charles </span>Schumer, D-N.Y.,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he can help lure one to the central business district.</span></p><p>Schumer says the heads of major chains will listen to him. He's reaching out to a number of chains, like Tops and Whole Foods, to try to convince them to locate downtown.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:27:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58298 at Schumer puts out the call for a downtown Syracuse supermarket 'Busting at the seams,' Syracuse Co-op eyes downtown expansion <p></p><p>Downtown Syracuse could gain a grocery store in the near future, thanks to a market from a different part of town.</p><p>The Syracuse Real Food Co-op has been a fixture of the University area neighborhood for four decades. And business has been good.</p><p>"We do way higher, like four-times, the industry standard for sales-per-square feet. We are literally busting at the seams," said Syracuse Real Food Co-Op General Manager Jeremy DeChario.</p><p>Their small space makes growing any more nearly impossible, he said, but the grocery store has set its sights on downtown.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:47:28 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55380 at 'Busting at the seams,' Syracuse Co-op eyes downtown expansion Hard cider industry on tap to become next local food craze <p>As families all over New York State enjoy holiday celebrations, sweet and hard ciders will undoubtedly be on the menu at many gatherings. The industry has expanded in recent years, and in New York, recent legislation could take the hard cider industry to greater heights.<br /><br />On a brisk fall Friday morning in Utica, the Nail Creek Pub has just opened for business. As the lunch crowd files in, they’ll have their choice of craft beers from New York state, but another product produced in their own backyard is beginning to make a splash. Just ask pub owner Chris Talgo.<br /> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 11:34:00 +0000 Ray Biggs 48987 at New grocery store ends food desert <p>A food desert on Syracuse's north side is no more.&nbsp; The grand opening of a TOPS Grocery store means a place to shop in one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:36:30 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31956 at New grocery store ends food desert Grocery access to improve for one Syracuse neighborhood <p>Grocery shopping will soon be easier for residents of one south side Syracuse neighborhood.&nbsp; The announcement of a new grocery store in the Valley Plaza solves one problem, but others still exist in Syracuse when it comes to the access to affordable food.<br /><br /> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:21:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22413 at Grocery access to improve for one Syracuse neighborhood