Syracuse boasts having New York State's largest furniture showroom, among countless other furniture stores, but amongst all that showroom square footage, you're hard-pressed to find any contemporary or non-overstuffed furniture at a reasonable price. Thousands of college students and young people on a budget, as well as others with contemporary taste, must travel hundreds of miles to Canada or the NY metro area to satisfy their tastes and needs. Yet right here in Syracuse rests a massive facility of 1million+ vacant square feet, seemingly with no apparent retail yet to fill its innards, practically screaming to have a chance to fill the local affordable-modern-furniture void.
I'll let the image speak for itself... but just think of what a destination this would be for the entire state: There is no such store within hundreds of miles, and I'm sure the tens-of-thousands of college students who study in upstate NY alone could keep this place open, let alone all the other savvy shoppers.
The square footage is there, the demand exists; this just seems like a no-brainer. And this would be a heck of a lot more colorful to look at on a gray winter day.