Another original tenant to leave ShoppingTown Mall

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DEWITT, NY – Following extra than 40 decades in ShoppingTown Shopping mall, the ShoppingTown Barber Shop is relocating to a new locale.

The barbershop, a ShoppingTown institution given that the mall opened in 1975, remained in the shopping mall as the anchor merchants and most retail enterprises fled the dying shopping mall.

“We made a decision it was time to go on,” reported Dino DiNatale, who operates the shop with his brother, Joey.

The pair prepare to shut the shopping mall place March 30 and reopen April 2 in the recently renovated Fremont Plaza at 7031-7041 Manlius Middle Road in the town of Manlius. The new area is a lot less than two miles away from the shopping mall, and has enough parking and good visibility, Dino DiNatale said.

The barbershop has a loyal next and quite a few regulars who the DiNatales are self-assured will follow them to their new digs.

The new site is double the dimension of the current store, and will have eight stations for slicing hair – two much more than they have now, Dino DiNatale explained. That also signifies incorporating two much more barbers, he claimed.

The DiNatale brothers purchased the mall barbershop from their uncle, Joe DiNatale, in the late ’90s.

In accordance to Syracuse.com archives, Joe DiNatale took about as operator of the ShoppingTown Barber Shop in March 1963, when ShoppingTown was a strip mall and not yet enclosed. In accordance to the archives, the barbershop was called Mason’s right before Joe DiNatale obtained it.

ShoppingTown Shopping mall has dropped all its anchor suppliers and nearly all its retail tenants in recent a long time. Sears was the final anchor to pull out in September.

The mall’s house owners, Moonbeam Money Investments LLC,, are in courtroom with Onondaga County arguing more than who should have manage of the house because of to its superb delinquent taxes, estimated at about $7.74 million.

Dino DiNatale said they are psyched about the go.

“It will be the start of the next chapter in our professions,” he said.

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