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New Retail, Restaurant Building Proposed for Parking Lot of JV Mall

August 12, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town board has set two public hearings for the continued redevelopment of Jefferson Valley Mall, which includes the construction of a new 8,000 -square-foot building.

On Sept. 5, the town board will review a request by Washington Prime Group, the mall’s owner, to reduce the minimum parking requirements by 0.25 spaces per 1,000 square-feet, paving the way for ...

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Pixels. The tiny colored dots on the screen that, when combined just right, represent our photo and video memories, finances, interactions, purchases, and so much more. A few extra pixels on the screen can mean the difference between having $10 in your bank account or $10,000,000. All of these pixels form our digital footprint, which contains all of the information that lives on the internet as a ...

Building on Yorktown's Front Street to be Rehabbed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The DeVito Building at 1500 Front St. has been sold to a developer who plans on rehabilitating it and making it available as rental space.

Rob Miller, owner of River Valley Wine Cellars, has already demolished the partially built garage and plans on re-grading the area into lawn. He also plans to:

Paint the exterior of the building and install new exterior ...

Yorktown News Co-Owner Writes Book on Venture Capital

SOMERS, N.Y. – In this era of startups and new businesses popping up almost daily, there’s never been a better time to learn the language of venture capital.

But for those would-be business owners who don’t know an angel investor from an angel food cake, Kenneth M. Freeman has got you covered.

Working with veteran venture capitalist Leonard A. Batterson, Freeman – ...

Understanding the Lemon Law

Anyone who has ever purchased a new car has experienced the excitement and satisfaction of driving around in a shiny up-to-the minute dependable vehicle. Even that new car smell can be intoxicating. But what happens if that great deal turns out to be a bust, and the car has major mechanical problems or simply doesn’t perform the way it is supposed to?

Once the deal goes sour, what can ...

Pow! Burger to Open in Yorktown's Triangle Center

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Triangle Shopping Center will soon have another burger joint.

Pow! Burger is slated to open at 96 Triangle Center just two months after Jake’s Wayback Burgers closed its doors. The company, owned by Ray Sinanaj and Dave Rully, has had an existing restaurant on Main Street in New Rochelle for five years. The company also has a food truck.

Sinanaj described ...

Pet Valu Celebrates Grand Opening in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Pet Valu, located in the Triangle Center, celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, July 8.

The pet supply store, which features a self-serve dog wash station, is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

At the grand opening event, Pet Valu, in conjunction with a local rescue shelter, had six dog adoptions and five cat adoptions.

The ...

Little Cabin Sandwich Shop Opens in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Little Cabin Sandwich Shop has opened on Route 202/Crompond Road in Yorktown.

The 800 square-foot shop, located at 3787 Crompond Road, was approved by the planning board in September 2016.

The shop is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. 

Seven Scoops Custard Shop Opens in Shrub Oak

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Seven Scoops custard shop celebrated its grand opening on Friday, July 7.

The shop is owned by Sean Davies, a 2003 Lakeland High School graduate. Davies, one of seven children, said there are seven new custard and Italian ice flavors daily.

"We post the flavors every day on Facebook," Davies said. "It gets made fresh every day."

At the ...

Escape the Mystery Room Coming to the Jefferson Valley Mall

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown residents will soon find out whether they can Escape the Mystery Room.

The interactive puzzle-solving attraction is headed to the Jefferson Valley Mall, according to a sign posted at an upstairs storefront.

According to its website, Escape the Mystery Room offers people the “chance to be a real-life detective.” Teams have 50 minutes to work ...

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