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Mr. Shop opens second store at Turning Stone

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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VERONA, N.Y. — The men’s-clothing retailer Mr. Shop at Turning Stone opened at Turning Stone Resort Casino on Oct. 1 as the venue is also anticipating the opening of a restaurant called 7 Kitchens.

Both are part of “The Best Never Rest” campaign, which involves several “significant” renovations and new amenities at Turning Stone. 

Mr. Shop at Turning Stone

Mr. Shop at Turning Stone, a men’s clothing retailer, on Oct. 1 opened for business at Turning Stone Resort Casino. It’s the second store for Mr. Shop, which has operated in downtown Syracuse for decades. (PHOTO CREDIT: TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO)

The opening represents a second Mr. Shop store for owner Joel Shapiro, who has operated the original Mr. Shop in the Armory Square section of downtown Syracuse since 1990.

The 1,600-square-foot second location of Mr. Shop includes men’s fashion, custom-tailored suits, business attire, casual wear, and accessories, per a Sept. 23 news release. Mr. Shop at Turning Stone also offers suit and tuxedo rentals and a selection of accessories, including watches, belts, ties, and jewelry. 

Mr. Shop at Turning Stone employs six people, a spokesperson for the Oneida Indian Nation tells CNYBJ.

“We have seen from the success of The Commons that the unique boutique shopping experience resonates with our guests and the opening of Mr. Shop at Turning Stone will be another welcomed addition to our roster of world-class amenities,” Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO and Oneida Indian Nation representative, said. 

Similar to The Commons at Turning Stone and YBR Supply Co. at the Oneida Indian Nation’s YBR Casino in Chittenango, Shapiro will own and operate Mr. Shop at Turning Stone. In addition to owning the flagship Mr. Shop in downtown Syracuse, Shapiro has served on the Armory Square Association and board of directors of the Landmark Theatre.

“Opening Mr. Shop in a world-renowned destination resort like Turning Stone will introduce our collection of men’s wear to millions of guests who visit from all around the country,” Shapiro said in the Turning Stone release.

The Mr. Shop announcement is the latest of several significant renovations and new amenities at Turning Stone as part of its “The Best Never Rest” campaign. The investments include an all-new Showroom, renovations to event spaces such as the Shenendoah Clubhouse, and new venues including an all-new Lodge Lounge bar and Lodge Boardroom, Turning Stone said.

7 Kitchens 

A rendering of the inside of 7 Kitchens, a new restaurant that’s scheduled to open at Turning Stone Resort Casino in early 2022. (VISUAL CREDIT: TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO)

Turning Stone Resort Casino on July 6 released details about a new restaurant called 7 Kitchens, which is scheduled to open in early 2022. 

The “totally redesigned and reimagined buffet will have a contemporary design” with seating for more than 375 guests, making it Turning Stone’s largest restaurant. 

7 Kitchens will combine a variety of artisan food prepared by Turning Stone’s culinary team, with a contemporary design from La Jolla, California–based Sixteenfifty Creative Intelligence. The same firm helped develop the resort’s TS Steakhouse, Upstate Tavern, and Tin Rooster, and also designed Point Place Casino and the newly remodeled YBR Casino & Sports Book, Turning Stone said. 

Turning Stone’s culinary team has curated a menu for the restaurant’s seven market-style stations that will feature a mix of new food options, while also offering “new twists on all the classics.”

“Dining at our buffet has always been one of the signature experiences at Turning Stone, and that experience is now being elevated to be even better with the opening of 7 Kitchens,” Halbritter said. “Going to 7 Kitchens will be like going to seven different, incredible restaurants. We know our guests have been counting down the minutes until we reopen our buffet and we cannot wait for them to experience and taste everything 7 Kitchens has to offer.”       

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