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Bringing new life: New businesses come to Elbridge, Skaneateles, Marcellus during 2016

December 26, 2016

In 50 years, Elbridge Village Mayor Hank Doerr said, as people drive through the village along Route 5, they will be proud to see the building that now houses the Fastrac Cafe gas station and convenience store.

“This will bring new life to the village,” he said earlier this month.

It may take half a century for the mayor’s vision to play out, but the anticipation — and support — was apparent when the company announced plans for its third location along Route between Auburn and Syracuse and the third gas station in the town of Elbridge.

Fastrac was not the only new business to make its mark on west Onondaga County, however. As judged by the Journal staff, here are the top new business stories of the year.

The newest Fastrac Cafe gas station and convenience store located at 110-112 W. Main St. in Elbridge officially opened to the public Dec. 16.

The newest Fastrac Cafe gas station and convenience store located at 110-112 W. Main St. in Elbridge officially opened to the public Dec. 16.

The newest Fastrac Cafe location — the company’s eighth store of such a format in the past year and a half — is only a couple of weeks old but is already making an impact on the Jordan Elbridge community.

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