Fingerlakes Mall’s fate uncertain as online auction concludes

An online auction for Fingerlakes Mall is over, but a representative of the firm selling the Aurelius shopping center said bidding for it is still underway. The online auction, on commercial real estate site Ten-X, concluded at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with a final bid of $4.1 million. However, the New York City brokerage firm selling the mall for Siba,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Chad Lahr talks I Heart FLX, regional growth (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Chad Lahr, owner and operator of Community Proud Apparel was in-studio talking about his company, brand, and a locally iconic t-shirt that has taken the Finger Lakes by storm this summer. Lahr discusses the growth of the region as a whole, and how he harnessed the entrepreneurial spirit in his endeavors.... more

Auburn construction, fabrication company looks to expand current facility

An Auburn construction and fabrication company has plans to expand its current facilities by adding a new 15,600-square-foot building. Blair Construction and Fabrication, which specializes in commercial and industrial construction, fabrication and welding, submitted preliminary site plans to the Auburn Planning Board at its monthly meeting on July 5. The plans describe constructing a new steel-framed fabrication building with metal... more

Ribbon cutting ceremony held for Fleur De Lis Brewing

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held for Fleur De Lis Brew Works located at 3630 State Route 414 in Seneca Falls. Fleur De Lis Brew Works is a farm brewery using only New York ingredients including hops grown on property as well as naturally filtered limestone well water, giving the beer more of a distinctive quality. Hours of operation... more

Geneva Housing Authority CEO Andrew Tyman re-elected to national post

Andy Tyman, chief executive officer of the Geneva Housing Authority, was recently re-elected to the treasurer position of the Washington-based Public Housing Authorities Directors Association. Founded in 1979, the national organization represents the professional administrators of approximately 1,900 housing authorities throughout the United States. It works closely with members of Congress in efforts to develop sensible and effective public housing... more

Penn Yan, Milo OK annexation for Tractor Supply

Penn Yan Village and Milo Town officials have taken steps to annex approximately 4.464 acres on State Route 14A where a developer plans to build a 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Store into the village. The boards held a joint meeting July 18 when they conducted public hearings on the annexation and completed the environmental review forms necessary for the... more

Cayuga County unemployment increases slightly to 4.6 percent

Cayuga County’s jobless rate inched higher in June. The state Department of Labor reported new job market data on Tuesday showing Cayuga County’s unemployment rate reached 4.6 percent last month, up from 4.5 percent in the same month of 2016. The local rate was also higher than the statewide and national rates, which were both posted at 4.5 percent. The... more

First phase of Pinnacle North development lauded in Canandaigua

In spite of rain and flooding along Canandaigua Lake, there was a big celebration Monday morning. Community leaders gathered to tout the grand opening of the Pinnacle North mixed-use development along the lake front. A ribbon cutting took place to celebrate the first phase of the project. The multi-million dollar project includes residential buildings and commercial space for businesses. “The whole lakefront area... more

New Canandaigua Airport service provider takes over

Not even a month into a new venture, and already the Canandaigua Airport’s fixed-base operator may be part of setting a record. Aircraft fuel sales are soaring, according to Jeffrey Bartkoski, president and CEO of Mercy Flight Central. “It’s shaping up as one of the busiest months for fuel sales,” Bartkoski said. “That’s great. It means more people are using... more

INSIDE THE FLX: City Manager Matt Horn & Comptroller Adam Blowers talk development in Geneva (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast, Josh Durso was joined by Geneva City Manager Matt Horn and City Comptroller Adam Blowers to discuss the present and future economic success of Geneva. Growth has been present and visible over the last several years, with the most-recent high-profile success being the winning of a $10 million Downtown Revitalization contest,... more

Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. 2017 Small Business of the Year

On Wednesday night at the event center at Muranda Cheese Company in Waterloo, the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. their 2017 Small Business of the Year. Also nominated and recognized were CVDesigns Boutique, Phoebe’s K9 Resort, Seneca Falls Historical Society and Bottomless Brewing. . FingerLakes1.com, Inc., founded in 1999, is a digital marketing company based in Seneca Falls,... more

Appeal filed in Greenidge Generating project

The Sierra Club, the Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes and the Coalition to Protect New York filed a notice of appeal in their case challenging the lack of an adequate environmental review of the Greenidge Generating Station repowering project. The notice confirms the Petitioners’ intention to appeal to the Appellate Division Fourth Department in Rochester the order and judgment... more

Toasting tanks in the Finger Lakes

Long before your local brew, wine or cider touches your lips, it’s crafted in a tank. Chances are that tank was made in Ontario County. Vance Metal Fabricators in Geneva builds more than 100 tanks a year for making some 2 million gallons of beverage annually. On Thursday, three of the manufacturer’s newest 2,500-gallon stainless steel tanks will head to... more

Convenience store/smoke shop chain coming to Sennett plaza

A convenience store and smoke shop chain has found a Cayuga County home in the old Mike’s Bikes shop at the Grant Avenue Plaza in Sennett. The new store on Grant Avenue Road, called Munchies, will open Monday and will feature a Smokers Choice smoke shop and a full-fledged convenience store offering more than the typical convenience store chips, candy... more

Public hearing date set for SMI permit renewal

A date has been set for the Public Hearing on Seneca Meadows Landfill’s DEC permit renewal, which expires in October. The August 10th sessions, which will happen at 3 pm and 6 pm respectively — are likely to draw significant crowds, as the landfilling issue has been at the center of an intense debate in Seneca Falls. The hearing will... more

Three Brothers Wineries plans restaurant on Geneva’s Linden Street

The H.J. Stead Company on Linden Street in Geneva was once an innovative optical manufacturer that held patents for advances on bifocal lenses. A century later, the creative people behind Three Brothers Wineries plan to open a restaurant that pays homage to its predecessor in the company’s former home. Since June, they have been transforming the cozy space at 34 Linden Street,... more

Tompkins County legislature moves to boost natural infrastructure

Minutes after members of the Department of Planning and Sustainability wrapped up a presentation updating the Tompkins County Legislature on its plans for funds from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Program, legislators unanimously voted for a portion of those funds to support two projects. Ed Marx and Scott Doyle reminded legislators of the importance of investing in natural infrastructure, which can... more

Auburn companies, Seneca County casino among CNY donors to Cuomo’s 2018 campaign

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised more than $5 million in the first six months of 2017, and a sliver of that total came from donors in central New York. Cuomo raised $107,640 from central New York residents, businesses and other entities, according to his latest campaign finance report. He now has more than $25 million in the bank for his 2018... more
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