Something new due on Old Liverpool Road

— A new gymnasium will open for business later this year on Old Liverpool Road. It’ll be located a stone’s throw from Onondaga Lake, but its name will pay homage to a faraway ocean.

Pacific Health Club, Inc. of Oswego received approval from the town of Salina Planning Board to open a facility at 604 Old Liverpool Road, where the old Bresee Chevrolet and Burdick Chevrolet dealerships sold thousands of cars and trucks.

In November 2011, town voters rejected a proposal that would’ve allowed the town itself to buy the property for a new town hall and town highway operations.

Pacific Health Club

At a special meeting of the town planning board chaired by Timothy Frateschi on March 21, the board approved a proposal by Pacific Health Club, Inc. headquartered at 113-119 E. Bridge St. in Oswego, to transform the 90,000-square-feet auto dealership into a fitness center and retail space.

“Pacific Health has the approvals they need to move forward with their health club,” said Salina Town Supervisor Mark Nicotra. “I know they’re going great guns over there and would like to open in June.”

Pacific Health plans to install traditional gym equipment, a rock-climbing wall, a swimming pool, an indoor track and a sports-training arena, Nicotra said.

Project manager Dave Potter declined comment and referred inquiries to Pacific Health executives in Oswego.

Pascarella’s grand opening

Just down the street at 663 Old Liverpool Road, Pascarella’s Bakery and Deli celebrates its grand opening this month. The new deli’s at the same location that housed Aubrey’s Sandwich Chef since May 2012, and before that The Sandwich Chief. Aubrey’s, operated by Jill and Gary Vincitore, opened last May but closed its doors a few months ago.

The Pascarellas also run the Last Stop Bakery at 634 Old Liverpool Road in the Lamont Plaza next to the old Bresee site. They previously did business on Buckley Road.

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