YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Murphy’s Restaurant, which served up drinks, traditional pub food and Irish fare to many residents since opening its doors in 2006, was demolished last week. In its place will be a three-story, 40,000-square-foot retail/office building.
Though Murphy’s opened just 12 years ago, the decades-old building was home to many restaurants before it, including Hanover, Rattlesnakes and Huckleberry’s.
The new development involves the use four neighboring parcels totaling 3.13 acres: Murphy’s Restaurant (355 Kear St.), Coldwell Banker (366 Underhill Ave.), the Grace Building (360 Underhill Ave.) and vacant Kear Street land.
Though the historic Grace Building, owned by former supervisor Michael Grace, will remain intact, the mixed-use building will be constructed predominantly on that property. To accommodate the new building, the barn on the rear of Grace’s property will also be demolished.
According to plans, the Coldwell Banker building and a salon on the Coldwell Banker property will also remain standing. A continuous parking lot will be created around the buildings and will be accessible from Underhill Avenue and Kear Street.
The plan, developed by Unicorn Contracting of Cold Spring, was approved by the Yorktown Planning Board in December.