carousel center http://wrvo.org en Despite bumps in the road, Carousel at last becomes Destiny http://wrvo.org/post/despite-bumps-road-carousel-last-becomes-destiny <p>For more than 22 years shoppers have flocked to the Carousel Center Mall in Syracuse. That name goes in the history books today, as the mall is re-branded as Destiny USA.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:39:20 +0000 Ellen Abbott 23537 at http://wrvo.org Despite bumps in the road, Carousel at last becomes Destiny Destiny USA puts further development on pause http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usa-puts-further-development-pause <p>It&nbsp;is&nbsp;the end of any collaboration between the City of Syracuse and the Pyramid Companies on the expansion of the Carousel Center Mall. &nbsp;But the notice this week that Pyramid is calling the current work at the mall the final phase of the Destiny project may not tell the entire story.</p><p>Destiny spokesman David Aitken says this move doesn&#39;t rule out more Destiny deals in the future.</p><p>&quot;Are we hopeful for additional development down the road? &nbsp;The answer&#39;s yes. &nbsp;But we are going to take it one day at a time,&quot;says Aitken.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:55:20 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20564 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA: Expansion could be at an end http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usa-expansion-could-be-end <p>The expansion of Carousel Center in Syracuse could be at an end, at least for now. The developer of the mall complex that will soon be known as Destiny USA, is now calling this the final phase of the development.</p><p>Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says the city development agency found out yesterday that the developer was exercising a clause in an earlier agreement that would allow them to make this move.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:30:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20523 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA addition tease http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usa-addition-tease <p>You won&#39;t see many fully functioning stores as you walk into the addition from an entrance next to the Disney store. ..but you will get a taste of what destiny u-s-a is going to look like. &nbsp;And the broad boulevard look underneath exposed steel beams doesn&#39;t appeal to everyone.<br /><br /> &quot;it reminds my of New York City, &nbsp;going through the bus station. &nbsp;Port Authority, &nbsp;that&#39;s what it reminds me of. &nbsp;Said Sophie Lafontaine of Syracuse.<br /> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:44:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 9402 at http://wrvo.org David Aitken on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/david-aitken-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">The expansion of Syracuse&rsquo;s Carousel Center Mall&mdash;the first stage of the grander and still-planned project called Destiny USA&mdash;seems to be getting some traction of late.&nbsp; Parts of the expansion will be open later this month.&nbsp; David Aitken, a Destiny executive and spokesperson, discusses the expansion and the future plans for the project, and reflects on why the Destiny project has been such a political and economic lightning rod for the region&rsquo;s residents and the media.&nbsp; He also discusses the ext Fri, 11 Nov 2011 18:11:27 +0000 Grant Reeher 9298 at http://wrvo.org David Aitken on The Campbell Conversations