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VIP Welcomes CenterState CEO to Pike Block
Date:  3/19/2013
ArticleType:  Press Release

VIP Development Associates (VIPDA) welcomes CenterState CEO as an anchor tenant at Pike Block. CenterState CEO has signed a commercial office lease for approximately 12,000 square feet of space on the second floor of the Witherill Building and the first floor of the Chamberlin building. Witherill is the cornerstone building of the high profile mixed-use residential and retail project, located at the corner of Salina and Fayette Streets, in downtown Syracuse. The Chamberlin building will provide CenterState CEO with convenient street-level access, featuring the space necessary for an enhanced visitors’ center, along the Connective Corridor on Fayette Street.

“CenterState CEO brings an exciting dynamic to arguably the most important ‘business’ corner
in Central New York,” says Charlie Wallace, VIPDA president. “Pike Block is transforming downtown Syracuse into a vibrant residential and commercial hub the likes of which the city has never experienced. We are pleased to have CenterState CEO anchoring Pike Block.”

“This move allows CenterState CEO and its affiliates to better serve our members and the community,” said Robert Simpson, president, CenterState CEO. “The Pike Block provides this organization with a central location in the heart of our business district. We are proud to be a part of this exciting project and to help advance the growth and development that is taking place here.”

Along with CenterState CEO, affiliates including: Benefit Specialists of New York, the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau, and The Downtown Committee of Syracuse will move their operations late this summer.

CenterState CEO’s current building, located at 572 South Salina Street, is under contract for sale. 

About VIP Development Associates
VIPDA is the development arm of VIP Structures, a national Design-Build firm based in
Syracuse, NY. VIP Structures has more than 38 years of professional experience in
architecture, construction and development, as well as in-house engineering and property
management expertise for commercial, industrial and institutional clients. Visit vipstructures.com
for more information. For more on Pike Block, visit www.pikeblock.com.

About CenterState CEO
Based in Syracuse, the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity is a twelve-county
business leadership and economic development organization. A private, not-for-profit
organization, CenterState CEO represents more than 2,000 members and serves as the
region’s primary economic, community and business development catalyst. CenterState CEO
works to achieve regional growth and total community prosperity through partnerships, planning
and problem solving.