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Fun and funky and, at night, it has a good beat. The reinvigorated former warehouse district is home to a wide collection of boutiques, a hotel, landmark restaurants including Pastabilities, plus The Sound Garden, a too cool for school record CD DVD store whose only other bohemian home is Baltimore.
3. Central New York Regional Market.
But the highlights, admittedly, are Saturday, when it’s an indoor outdoor collection of sheds and stalls selling everything from local farmers’ fare to artistic flair jewelry and clothing. There are also dozens of hot and cold food vendors, dollar store purveyors and much, much more. On Sundays, a giant flea market moves in, along with the requisite farmers’ produce and other food vendors.
On weekends, as well as weekdays, stores, a Greek deli, boutiques and a diner are open for business in and around the indoor Regional Market Commons.
4. Towne Center at Fayetteville. Bean outlet store? Check. Bonefish Grill, Red Robin and Carrabba’s? Check. A top notch YMCA to work it all off? Check.
This power center spun around on the relics of a faded mall is now destination shopping and dining in the Syracuse market. Anchors include Target, Kohl’s,
a P Fresh supermarket and lots of dining, boutique shopping and discounters thrown in.
You can’t shop Syracuse unless you stop on The Hill. It’s a wide variety of shopping, from T shirt shops to trendy boutiques, a head shop to a tiny, enclosed “mall.” You want something that screams “Syracuse,” you’ll find it here. There’s plenty of cheap and fine dining, from patented locals including Varsity Pizza, Faegan’s pub and some Middle Eastern and Far Eastern tastes. Nearby is the SU bookstore, for loading up on some SU exclusive buys.
8. Fairmount Fair shopping center.
It’s come a long way, baby .$?.$?. boomers. Once a fading mall, later a fading strip center to its current status, as destination shopping: Marshalls, Target, ULTA Beauty, PetSmart, Bed Bath Beyond, Panera Bread, Dick’s Sporting Goods and more. There’s also a Wegmans supermarket within shouting distance.
This 100 store outlet center is a bit of a stretch from Syracuse, but many locals make the one hour drive from Syracuse a couple of times a year. This top notch outlet center is strategically based along the New York State Thruway between Syracuse and Rochester to pull shoppers from both markets.
Built in a huge circle, the center has plenty of free parking and is easily walked,
with well placed dining and plenty of restrooms.