The Art of Baking

Brighton Bakery maintains and improves family tradition for 85 years The air smells of freshly baked bread, chocolate chip cookies and buttered Italian rolls. There are startling sounds of metal clanging as Rob, one of the bakers, transfers 250 bread loaves out of the oven and into metal racks where they will cool before being packaged. It is the oven ... Read More »

'Banking Desert'

Many leave the neighborhood for their banking needs As Janeka Coker reflects on the struggles of opening up her business on South Salina Street, she laughs and exhales a deep sigh. “So far we’ve put our own money in, and it takes a lot. It’s a little bit of a struggle,” Coker said. Her full-service hair salon, Miraculous Beauty, has ... Read More »

Landing a Location

Small businesses must work hard to secure just the right office space Deborah Holloway sits with several accordion folders around her. Business is in full swing for the 2013 tax season. She peers over the mound of papers on her desk in her first-floor office and remarks how happy she is that the building has heat — and air conditioning. ... Read More »

Just Getting By

Local employees share thoughts on proposed hourly wage increase For Kayla Corron, missing work is devastating. “I had kidney stones so I had to take work off all last week,” said Corron, 23, who works at the Dollar Tree on West Seneca Turnpike on the South Side. The day before Valentine’s Day she was back on the job, inflating hundreds ... Read More »

Customers First

7 Styles Deli relies on community feedback to stay in business A distinction of the 7 Styles Convenience Store and Deli at 2030 S. Salina St. is that it is believed to be the only African-American owned convenience store in Syracuse, according to Khalid Bey, the Common Council member whose Fourth District incorporates much of the South Side. In 2013, ... Read More »

Green Initiative

Onondaga County’s Save the Rain program hits the South Side For Amatullah Yamini, improving the South Side with environment-friendly projects is the first step in revitalizing the area and attracting businesses.That’s why the South Side business owner puts such hopes on Onondaga County’s Save the Rain program. Read More »

September Issue

Issue No. 20 of The Stand is packed with 20 pages of South Side profiles, spotlights and vivid photos from this summer’s Third annual South Side Photo Walk. In our Strolling the South Side feature, visit Kirk Park and meet the recently formed Kirk Park Association, who are working to improve and upgrade the park. Also featured are a series ... Read More »