Destiny USA shoots down rumors of restaurants closing

There are persistent online rumors going around about two prominent restaurants at Syracuse's Destiny USA. The online rumblings include the pending closure of Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill and The Melting Pot. "There is no validity to the rumors," Destiny Executive David Aitken says. "The owners of Melting Pot have even addressed it on their Facebook page and Toby Keith's has a line-up of acts scheduled throughout the month and February," Aitken added.

Last week it was announced that the long-anticipated opening of The Cheesecake Factory would be February 11. The popular chain said there were "unanticipated delays" forcing the opening to be pushed back several months from the original opening date which had been set for December of last year.