Downtown Syracuse Business and Property Owners,

We could all use some good news! Through all the changes this spring, Downtown Syracuse business ventures and redevelopment projects are pushing forward. 

Reopenings and New Businesses
Right now, two-thirds of our downtown street-level businesses are open for business. That’s 133 retail, restaurant, and service-based businesses, ready for customers!
Here’s how it breaks out by industry:
  • 70 Restaurants and Bars
  • 18 Salons and Spas
  • 45 Retail and Service businesses
*If you don’t see your open business listed on our Downtown Syracuse website , please email us at mail@downtownsyracuse.com , and include your hours and any special offers we should share.

During the state-mandated shutdown and subsequent re-openings, eight new businesses have opened or announced plans to open in Downtown Syracuse. These include two new businesses in Armory Square – Alamo Wine and Liquor and Jessica Elizabeth Skincare – and a new clothing boutique, Love Lola by Boom Babies , now open on Warren Street in Cathedral Square. Five additional businesses – including video game bar Three Lives have announced plans to open downtown this year (not including the 10 new businesses already slated for the Salt City Market in late 2020). Stay tuned for details!

Redevelopment and Investment
Downtown redevelopment projects are also forging ahead, totaling $271 Million in current construction – including 426 new residential units. Leasing is underway at several new residential properties, including CS Warren , The Hudson Lofts , Washington Place , and 445-49 S. Salina .

Resource Check-In
While business and development endures, we know it’s not easy. Your Downtown Committee is here to help!
  • Our Business Resources webpage features up-to-date state and city regulations, industry resources, financial programs, and technical assistance.
  • Excellus and CenterState CEO have partnered to provide free PPE kits for small businesses. The kits include masks, sanitizer, signage and more. If you would like one, please send us an email at mail@downtownsyracuse.com.
PPE Kit for small businesses
PPE Kit contents
Tell us : What other resources would be most helpful to you at this time? E.g., Rent payment assistance? Working capital for inventory and other expenses? Funding for renovations, repairs, and other capital improvements? Assistance navigating government programs and approvals? Coordinated marketing with other downtown business owners?

Email us at mail@downtownsyracuse.com with the subject line “Business Resources” to lend a collective voice to our community’s financial and programmatic needs.
 
Thank you!