Syracuse's First Commercial District
Hanover Square is Syracuse, New York’s oldest commercial district and now home to a vibrant community with a mix of residential living, great restaurants, bars, retail, salons and many government and private business offices.
Since 1880, Hanover Square has played a vital role in Syracuse’s commercial development. Still a functional service area, Hanover Square’s retail/commercial history resulted from its proximity to the bustling Erie canal. Banks and theatres lined the square, which was known as Veterans Park in 1900.
Hanover Square is a National Register Historic District and a Local Preservation District whose buildings represent over 100 years of architecture sited on less than one acre. The square itself has undergone many changes. Initially serving as a transportation nexus for railroads and trolleys, it is now a major setting for ceremonial and cultural gatherings in the heart of downtown Syracuse. Shade trees and annual plantings complement the water sculpture and provide an inviting spot to brown bag your lunch and listen to a variety of entertainment programs.
Right next to Clinton Square
In the summer there are often great festivals featuring awesome food, music and fun. In the winter there are the Christmas tree and ice rink. And across the street in Hanover Square there are many great bars, restaurants, shops, and more all year round.
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Bars and restaurants in Hanover have weekly events like trivia, beer pairing dinners, and more. We also have outdoor events in the park from time to time. Check our calendar regularly for updates.
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