Downtown flourishing with Centro.

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Cantstoplaughing

Utica, NY

#1 Jan 31, 2013
"If you look at this facility, if you look at the Harza building with Tom Clark, if you look at the excitement that's starting to flourish in the downtown area," Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri said. "People are starting to look at it much more seriously at this point. It just tells you that the rebirth is here."
Is this guy on drugs, too funny. Yeap, the rebirth is here. LOL It gets crazier everyday he opens his mouth. This is a facility that was never needed. All it did was make Gaetano a richer person with Utica buying there building for a buck and then paying 300k to knock it down. Then Gaetano gets the building contract was this facility. Nice sweet deal.
Cantstoplaughing

Utica, NY

#2 Jan 31, 2013
Building contract to build the facility. Sorry
Dirty Deal

AOL

#3 Jan 31, 2013
The whole process stinks.How much did Centro pay for the lot that the city spent 300,000 to demolish?Remember the MGR of the facility is Ron Bucciero brother of the councilman.
lol

Rome, NY

#4 Jan 31, 2013
who cares itl bring people . little stores sales tax . the revenue over the years dwarfs what was there. the gay bar could be farther down though lol imagine if they opened days for lunch? selling wieners
Dan

AOL

#5 Jan 31, 2013
Palmieri calls this Economic Development.LOL
lol

Rome, NY

#6 Jan 31, 2013
that place would make a nice afternoon place beer burger light food just like a franchise joint would be
Bob

Utica, NY

#7 Jan 31, 2013
One word "unbelievable"
Nice place to find lunch

Syracuse, NY

#8 Feb 1, 2013
lol wrote:
that place would make a nice afternoon place beer burger light food just like a franchise joint would be
First thing I thought of was the bums who will now have a place to go to the bathroom and find a decent lunch in the garbage cans and stay warm instead of walking up and down Genesee Street. Another economic developement project which brings in zero revenues to the area. What was the cities cost to build this liability and what is the cities roll in keeping the streets clear or maitenance on the building centro owns.
Dan

AOL

#9 Feb 1, 2013
Palmieri acted like a nut as he cut the ribbon.
David

Utica, NY

#10 Feb 1, 2013
This project cost the city lots of money. It bought the Gaetano bldg for $1 and then paid 300k to knock it down. Nice deal for Gaetano. Next time you need something detroyed, sell it to Utica and they will foot the bill.
downtown is still dead

Utica, NY

#11 Feb 1, 2013
two words: parking sucks. Good luck finding a spot on the street. No one wants pay to park in the radisson or city garage and walk to genesee.
what did it cost us

Syracuse, NY

#12 Feb 1, 2013
David wrote:
This project cost the city lots of money. It bought the Gaetano bldg for $1 and then paid 300k to knock it down. Nice deal for Gaetano. Next time you need something detroyed, sell it to Utica and they will foot the bill.
In the observer disgrace it says that city funds were used for this project, plus overage costs but does not give the figures on what it cost taxpayers. Centro made out like most for profits in Utica while taxpayers foot the bill. It reminds me of the $380,000 Roefaro spent for 32 parking spots next to city hall and telling us it was for Uticas events it holds and now there are no events because his administration at the time wanted fees and money from those vendors trying to help the city. Now we have nothing.
Level 2

Since: Oct 11

Utica, NY

#13 May 9, 2013
downtown is still dead wrote:
two words: parking sucks. Good luck finding a spot on the street. No one wants pay to park in the radisson or city garage and walk to genesee.
Yes, because god forbid anyone walk their as*ses anywhere in Utica...scared some of you might get some exercise. At least the buses are off Genesee st, which was causing a bunch of congestion. You people will find everything and anything to complain about to make your pathetic lives seem just a little bit better...must be really sad to live like that.
Early

Utica, NY

#14 May 9, 2013
downtown is still dead wrote:
two words: parking sucks. Good luck finding a spot on the street. No one wants pay to park in the radisson or city garage and walk to genesee.
I went downtown 3 times this week during the workday. Had no problem finding parking spots. Of course, I am not averse to walking a block. I suppose if a person is 400+ lbs as you probably are, walking could seem very terrifying.
citizen

Utica, NY

#15 May 9, 2013
Not so long ago the black people of Montgomery, Alabama voluntarily walked miles to and from their jobs every single day instead of taking the segregated buses. And you pathetic losers are complaining about having to walk from the Radisson garage to Genesee Street? I'm pretty sure your life is a complete a waste of oxygen.

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