VERONA, N.Y. -- A new medical facility is going where Joel’s Steakhouse used to be in Verona.
The restaurant burned down more than five years ago, and the lot has sat vacant since then.
Upstate Medical University is building a new Upstate Cancer Center at that location, on the corner of routes 31 and 365. A groundbreaking was held on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
The Upstate Cancer Center at Verona will offer medical oncology, radiation therapy, surgical subspecialties, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy and consultative services.
The existing cancer center in Oneida will relocate to this facility when it opens.
Construction is expected to be completed in early 2023.