DESTINY USA

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Salty, Oct 14, 2005.

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DESTINY USA SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEAL

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  1. Salty

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    Local developer Bob Congel has plans to build a MULTI-BILLION (Thats billion with a B!)mega mall in Syracuse, NY. His plans include more than doubling the size of the current Carosel Mall. It could rival or even exceede the Mall of America. There will be seveal entertaiment opitions. I have a link for some basic info on DESTINY USA
    Mr. Congel has said he will hire 200 new employees at $60,000 (sixty-thousand $) per year. There is no job decription. They will be expected to do a variety of jobs. A high school education was not a reqiuremnt. As of last week, the first 60 have been put on the payroll.
     
  2. Salty

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    I am bumping this up for a particular reason, which I will explain around 2200 hrs on Sunday evening (23 Oct).
    I would appreciate it if there were several more votes. Even if you see no interest in Destiny, please make a short post, stating why you dont.

    Thanks

    Salty
     
  3. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Definitely America at its best. I only wish this guy would move to Arkansas and open one here.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  4. Daisy

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    I don't know Syracuse, but Elmira & some others up there are fairly depressed, with jobs hard to come by. Megamalls have some upsides - they will attract (or had better attract) business to the area and business means jobs. The downside is that they can wreck local businesses and, especially, devastate other, smaller malls - if you have any - and they totally erase local character.

    Any tax benefits should be closely tied to job creation and continuation (not just temporary construction jobs). It probably cannot be stipulated that good jobs go to the locals. Are the politicians in charge of zoning owners of land where the proposed mall is to be? Do they own shares in the corporations?

    Megamalls generally do not belong in a city, but putting one in a depressed suburban area could benefit the people there. It's not cut and dried.

    I'd like to visit Salty, but it would be unseemly not to include Mrs. Salty if she is at all amenable.
     
  5. Brother Ian

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    I love to shop. I'd go if I was in the area, but probably would not travel just to go there.

    I'd like to See Mr. and Mrs. Salty, but how did you get salty in New York??
     
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    Things seldom work out the way we think.We will have to wait and see how this shakes out.
     
  7. Johnv

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    Heheh!

    Living in the OC, I can attest to the positive impact that the retail sector has on the economy.

    The only thing that concerns me is the 200 new employees at $60K per year, with no job description and no educational or experience requirements. That whole thing sounds a bit suspect. (it shouldbe noted that individual shops will hire their own staff at the going rate, probably just above minimum wage and up).

    As far as visiting, I typically don't put malls on my tourism list, though I'm an avid people watcher, and malls are a great place to people watch.
     

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