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The Movie Poster Store and its owner, Aaron Pichel, have until Oct. 31 to pack up and move out before the building is demolished for the Harolds Square project — an 11-story, multiuse edifice, which has been delayed for almost four years.

Small businesses flee as big construction returns to The Commons

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer October 26, 2016
“It’s not just a business,” Pichel said. “It’s also been a social experiment both for those of us behind the counter and those on the other side of the counter.”
A $466,000 granite fountain is being installed in Bank Alley,  making it the last piece of construction on The Commons. The fountain will resemble a gorge and is designed as a piece of art as well as a functional fountain.

Last piece of The Ithaca Commons to be installed in November

By Ryan King, Staff Writer October 10, 2016
“We wanted something that even if the water was turned off, it was still a sculptural piece, so it’s a piece of art in addition to being the fountain," Cornish said.
A study conducted for the city of Ithaca has presented city officials with a plan to help alleviate the housing crisis afflicting Ithaca residents — by building more purpose-built student housing.

Study presents improvements for student housing in Ithaca

By Madeline Veneziano, Contributing writer October 5, 2016
Over 14,000 students live off campus, constituting about a third of the population of the City of Ithaca during the academic year.
The 159-room hotel is built on what was previously an empty lot on 120 South Aurora St., on the corner of The Commons. It is expected to open in mid to late October.

New hotel on The Commons to open mid to late October

By Sophia Adamucci, Contributing Writer September 18, 2016
“We built the hotel, honestly, because there is a demand from multiple sources," Jalazo said. "We saw an opportunity to build quality hotel rooms and fill the demand."
The business index in the City of Ithaca reached a record-breaking high during the month of July, due to a boom in job growth and in the hospitality sectors, according to a monthly economic review of the city by the Ithaca College Department of Economics.

City of Ithaca economic index reaches record-breaking high

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer September 6, 2016
A monthly economic review of the City of Ithaca by the Ithaca College Department of Economics reported that the business index reached a record-breaking high during the month of July due to a boom in job growth and in the hospitality sectors.
Campus Advantage originally proposed the 11-story building in April 2015, but after a long revision process with members of city government, the company pulled out after being unable to strike an agreement with the property owner.

Developer cancels major downtown Ithaca apartment project

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor January 30, 2016
The cancellation was announced following a disagreement between the developer, Campus Advantage, and the landowner, Robert Colbert.

Commons construction project has potential to create jobs

By Patrick Feeney, Staff Writer November 8, 2012
The project, headed by L Enterprises, LLC in Horseheads, N.Y., will renovate a block on The Commons known as “Harold’s Square.” The project is currently under site review by the Planning and Development Board.
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