I lived outside Syracuse (east side) for 20 years, and still feel like that is "home" more than any other place, so just wanted to say Welcome to central NY. Wish I could join you at your meetup.
Aldi and Wegmans are definitely a plus of the area. There are lots of other opportunities for mustachians too. For clothes, be sure to check out the Salvation Army on Erie boulevard. It is hit or miss, but I have gotten some insanely good things there. I think a lot of well-to-do families in Fayetteville/Lyndon/Manlius donate there, lol. And there may be some good consignment stores that have cropped up since I moved away. And yard sales in the swanky areas of the east side tend to be good too.