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Downtown Committee names top 10 of 2010

Downtown housing continues to grow

The downtown housing market continued to grow in 2010, with more than 30 new downtown units completed and construction on several more residential projects have begun. The 2010 Downtown Living Tour in May drew a record 1,800 visitors to tour examples of downtown living.

Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival celebrates 40th anniversary

Celebrating its 40th year in downtown Syracuse, the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival welcomed 150 artists from the U.S. and Canada, and 50,000 visitors for a three-day showcase. Ready for next year? The 41st annual Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival will be Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31.

Downtown restaurants receive national attention

Downtown Syracuse dining institutions Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Kitty Hoynes were the focus of national attention in 2010. Dinosaur was featured on the Travel Channel's Man v. Food program, while Kitty Hoynes became the first restaurant in the country to receive "A Place of Hospitality" certificate from a national restaurant industry consultant firm.

Demolition Begins on Common Center

Centro began demolition in October to prepare for the new $16 million transfer hub at the corner of Salina, Warren and Adams Streets. The new facility will feature an enclosed climate-controlled waiting area, 22 route-specific bus bays, electronic LED, and a bus loading area out of the elements. Completion of Common Center is expected in late 2011.

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