Main office moves to James Street in Eastwood:
Eagle Newspapers recently moved its main office to the Eastwood Exchange building at 2501 James St. in Syracuse, kitty-corner from the Palace Theater. Now "nestled" in the heart of Eastwood, it is business as usual, except with a more visible presence strategically centered in Syracuse, the heart of Central New York.
The location was chosen with the newspapers' readers in mind, according to company President David Tyler.
"We looked at a number of buildings in and around Syracuse, but when I saw this location, it just felt right," said Tyler. "One of my priorities was choosing a location that put us in a community business district. This really is a bustling place one that we're happy to call home."
The Eastwood Exchange building was built in 1926 by Jim Heffernan, who also built the Chimes Building in downtown Syracuse.
"Obviously the suites and offices have been changed significantly in the past 85 years, but when you look at the building from the outside, or when you go into the basement, you can really feel the history of the place," Tyler said.
In recent years, a number of buildings along James Street have been revitalized, including POMCO, the Palace Theater, Mars Jeweler's, the new Walgreen's store, and the Skinner Properties strip mall.
"Eastwood is going through a renaissance right now. Our new landlord, Jan Nastri, along with Bob Pomfrey of POMCO, Michael Heagerty of the Palace, and Steven Skinner of Parable Bookstore, have been at the heart of that," Tyler said. "We want to be a part of it."
Although the location is new to Eagle, the telephone and fax numbers and email addresses at Eagle remain the same. The new mailing address is 2501 James St., Syracuse, NY 13206. Keller Williams Real Estate occupied most of the building until the agency moved to Lyndon Corners at the beginning of September.