retail http://wrvo.org en Destiny USA tries to make it a comfortable destination for tour bus drivers http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usa-tries-make-it-comfortable-destination-tour-bus-drivers-0 <p>Bus drivers who bring customers to Destiny USA in Syracuse won't be waiting in their buses for passengers to finish shopping anymore. The mall has created a new bus drivers lounge and the idea is to expand on what is already a big source of shoppers at the Syracuse mall. Tue, 21 May 2013 12:32:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38153 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA tries to make it a comfortable destination for tour bus drivers New York's small gun retailers have to adjust to new gun laws http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-small-gun-retailers-have-adjust-new-gun-laws <p>If you’re buying a gun, chances are you can find what you want at big box stores like Gander Mountain, Dicks, and Walmart. But New York state is also home to over 1,800 small gun retailers, who are trying to adjust to the state¿s new gun laws. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:02:47 +0000 Sarah Harris 32887 at http://wrvo.org New York's small gun retailers have to adjust to new gun laws Penn Yan downtown sees resurgence http://wrvo.org/post/penn-yan-downtown-sees-resurgence <p>Despite the sluggish economy, at least one small town in the Finger Lakes has been seeing some promising signs of life in its downtown corridor. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 32648 at http://wrvo.org Penn Yan downtown sees resurgence Minimum Wage Hike Stands Better Chance in 2013 http://wrvo.org/post/minimum-wage-hike-stands-better-chance-2013 <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed raising the minimum wage as part of his budget plan, even though the increase would not cost New York State any money.&nbsp; That tactic might make it easier for the proposal to become law. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:58:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 32283 at http://wrvo.org Regional retailers look for a successful Black Friday http://wrvo.org/post/regional-retailers-look-successful-black-friday <p>Like all across the nation, Black Friday shopping got off to its earliest start yet in in central and northern New York.&nbsp; Retailers across the region hope the day will be the beginning of a strong holiday shopping season. While a Siena College poll showed that a majority of New Yorkers think stores should not open on Thanksgiving night, store managers said they had good business until the wee hours of the morning Friday. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:03:15 +0000 WRVO News 29581 at http://wrvo.org Small Business Saturday promotes local holiday shopping http://wrvo.org/post/small-business-saturday-promotes-local-holiday-shopping <p>As national retailers pull out all the stops for Black Friday shoppers, locally-owned stores are promoting Small Business Saturday for the third year in a row.&nbsp; It's part of the growing "buy local" movement, and supporter are asking people to consider taking their business to independent retailers in addition to hitting the mall or the big box stores during the start of the holiday shopping season. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 29512 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