It is the end of any collaboration between the City of Syracuse and the Pyramid Companies on the expansion of the Carousel Center Mall. 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.
Destiny spokesman David Aitken says this move doesn't rule out more Destiny deals in the future.
"Are we hopeful for additional development down the road? The answer's yes. But we are going to take it one day at a time,"says Aitken.
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.
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.
You won'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. And the broad boulevard look underneath exposed steel beams doesn't appeal to everyone.
"it reminds my of New York City, going through the bus station. Port Authority, that's what it reminds me of. Said Sophie Lafontaine of Syracuse.
The expansion of Syracuse’s Carousel Center Mall—the first stage of the grander and still-planned project called Destiny USA—seems to be getting some traction of late. Parts of the expansion will be open later this month. 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’s residents and the media. He also discusses the exterior appearance of the expansion and the possible tensions—and synergy—between this project and t