SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Downtown living in Syracuse continues to expand as developers bring more apartments and businesses into the area.
In the past year, nineteen new businesses have moved into downtown Syracuse, including a Tim Hortons and a much-needed grocery store.
Alamo's Grocery and Deli has been open for about three weeks on Walton Street.
A father and son from New York City opened it after deciding their Armory Square location would serve better as a grocery store than the restaurant they originally planned.
The store has lots of fresh food and produce, but will also serve hot dishes in the future.
"The owner landlord told us we should open a grocery instead, it would be much more convenient around here, and you guys would be the first grocery downtown, and so we did a blend of both, we have a full kitchen for a restaurant," said Adam Alamo of Alamo’s Grocery and Deli.
Nearly three thousand people currently live downtown, and more will be coming soon, with $320 million of development underway.