Construction to start this month on new Syracuse University bookstore

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Construction is set to begin this month on the long-delayed new Syracuse University bookstore that received a 30-year property tax deal from the city after much debate.

Tom Valenti, a principal in the Cameron Group development company, said construction will start on the $20 million project at the southeast corner of University Avenue and Harrison Street near the university's campus by Wednesday or soon afterward.

Wednesday is the deadline set for the start of construction in an agreement between Cameron Group LLC and the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency. However, the developer effectively has 30 days after that to begin construction because the agreement gives the company that long to cure any default.

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