The large shopping mall in Syracuse that opened in 1990 as Carousel Center has now fulfilled its, um, destiny and today has officially been rebranded as Destiny USA.  The mall has been greatly expanded with new stores and restaurants.

Remember this?  This history of Destiny USA

The area along the shore of Onondaga Lake that is today Destiny USA was an industrial wasteland with scrapyards and old oil tanks.  The neighborhood was dubbed Oil City when development began in the late 1980s.  The mall opened in the 1990 with additions and changes in anchor stores along the way.

It was in 2002 that the first plans for Destiny USA were announced.  Originally conceived to rival a retail complex like Mall of America or the largest shopping complex in North America, the West Edmonton Mall, Destiny would feature an indoor water park and more resort features.

Ground was finally broken on the Destiny expansion in 2007 and lead up to today’s re-branding and official ’grand opening.’