Commentary: Livin' in Liverpool May 19

Eagan-affiliated realtor Karl Ashley is handling the property's sale, and interested parties can contact him at 474-7411.

The asking price is $790,000, Ashley said, and that includes the business, the building and the land.

"The biggest concern is parking because JGB has purchased the municipal lot that's right next door," Ashley noted.

JGB, which renovated an opened the Red Mill Inn in Baldwinsville a few years back, tentatively plans to build a hotel on First Street's parking lot site.

Before Voss bought it, 105 First St. flourished for decades as a restaurant, bar and banquet hall. Parking concerns aside, the place surely has the potential to prove profitable once again.

Gelato melted away

Gelato d'Italia is also history. The ice-cream biz operated by Bill Pappas from Syracuse's 53-year-old Geddes Bakery opened last summer in the eastern-most section of Plate's first floor, but Pappas left the building earlier this spring.

Gelato d'Italia continues serving its frozen delicacies at locations in North Syracuse and the Carousel Center mall.

Butter-colored business

A splash of yellow now welcomes motorists entering the village via Old Liverpool Road.

Voss Signs, whose plastic yellow logo quickly catches the eye, has opened a retail outlet at 310 Oswego St., between Pat's Tires and the railroad tracks.

Since 1965, the firm has produced stock and custom signs using a wide variety of materials at its 32,000-square-foot-facility at 112 Fairgrounds Drive in Manlius. To contact the new Voss Signs location in Liverpool, call 461-8677, or e-mail Liverpool@vosssigns.com.

For more than 40 years, Russ Tarby has covered entertainment, crime, sports and politics for a number of Upstate New York newspapers. Over the years he has won awards for investigative journalism, features, reviews and columns.

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