Syracuse, New York– Empire Merchants North LLC and COR Development today celebrated the opening of Empire Merchants North’s investment in a new state-of-the-art headquarters for sales and training in Syracuse. The new facility will provide ongoing industry education for Empire Merchants North’s 700 employees. COR Development was responsible for the development, design, construction and brokerage of the facility that was completed on time and on budget. Photos are attached.

Tony Amalfitano, Director of Operations for Empire Merchants North said: “Working with COR Companies on our Round Pond Road project was a pleasure from start to finish, further enhancing a wonderful partnership.”

“We’re pleased to be with Empire Merchants North in celebrating this great milestone in opening a new, New York headquarters for employee training and sales. It’s a great testament to the work they’ve done and the growth they are achieving. We’re glad to be a small part of their success, and wish them the best in their new space,” said Dennis Hennessy, Vice President of Brokerage for COR Development.

About Empire Merchants North
Empire Merchants North is the premier Wine and Spirits Distributor in Upstate New York with roots going back to the end of Prohibition. With more than 700 dedicated employees Empire Merchants North has become synonymous with both service and quality, earning the loyalty of more than 9,000 restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs and retail outlets.

About COR Development
Established in 1998, COR Development Company, L.L.C. is a full-service, commercial, office, industrial and retail real estate development company with a distinguished resume and reputation. As a full service developer, COR Development Company has the ability to bring any project into fruition including: commercial, industrial, multifamily housing, retail shopping centers, mixed use professional complexes, office space and municipal facilities. Unsurpassed integrity, exceptional responsiveness, competitive pricing and an unmatched commitment to excellence are among the qualities COR Development Company clients have come to expect.