Business & Finance

January 17, 2019

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The construction of a town-approved 8,000-square-foot building at the Jefferson Valley Mall has been put on hold, the mall’s general manager confirmed to Yorktown News. “At this time, it is not moving forward,” said Alexa O’Rourke. “Our attention is on our existing building at ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Ten charging stations for Tesla vehicles have been installed behind the Dunkin Donuts in the Staples Plaza shopping center at 3333 Crompond Road. The stations will only be for Tesla vehicles because the equipment is not compatible with other electric vehicles. The stations were ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – More than a year ago, the Democrats nearly swept the local elections and took control of the Town Board for the first time in about a decade. A prominent campaign issue for the Democratic ticket of Ilan Gilbert, Vishnu Patel and Alice Roker was their insistence that the business ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The writing is on the wall for vape shops across New York State, leaving one in Yorktown to try to unload its products while it still can. Near the end of the 2018 legislative session, a bill was introduced in New York State that would ban all flavored vaping or e-cigarette ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Michael and Caryn McCurry moved to Yorktown in 2013. Just five years later, they brought their video production company with them. Working out of a home office, MMC Productions mostly produces corporate-communications videos, often for car companies, Michael said. “For the ...

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It was not too long ago that we were told we would be living and working in a paperless society.  I envisioned my desk not having a shred of paper on it. As I look around my office today, I think it is safe to say that the predictions of a “paperless society” were as accurate as those of the Y2K ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A fitness center is opening soon at 3333 Crompond Road, formerly the home of Bed, Bath & Beyond in the Staples Plaza shopping center. The 25,000-square-foot gym, called Level Fitness Clubs, is likely to open the first week of January, said employee Donna Giglio. There are ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Start your engines! JCM Racing, a motorsports company, is set to open its 5,000-square-foot building at 1560 Front St. in Yorktown Heights. JCM, which stands for John Cerbone Motorsports, is owned by Yorktown residents John and Pattie Cerbone.  The company, founded two ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Turco’s on Downing Drive was named Employer of the Year at CAREERS Support Solutions’ 31st anniversary celebration, held Oct. 25 at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains. The annual event celebrates the work anniversaries of 204 individuals with disabilities who receive job ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – An 11,300-square-foot expansion of Mohegan Lake Audi onto a neighboring parcel got the green light last month from the Yorktown Planning Board. A few years ago, the luxury-car company, which has operated for decades at 1791 East Main St., acquired a modest lot to its west.

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – The Kmart store in Lake Plaza Shopping Center in Mahopac and the Sears in the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown have been targeted for closure in the wake of Sears’ Chapter 11 filing on Monday, Oct. 15. Kmart Holding Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co. merged into a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual Yorktown Festival and Street Fair, an autumn tradition that draws thousands of residents and out-of-towners, was held Sunday, Oct. 7. Throughout the day, nearly 200 vendors lined Commerce Street, Veterans Road and Jack DeVito ...

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On a regular basis, clients express their fear that if they ever go into a nursing home and/or need long-term care, the Medicaid program will take their home and life savings.  While it is prudent to be concerned as to what will occur if you or a family member needs long-term care, Medicaid does ...

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RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Rose and Jim Paciullo know their way around a home remodel. And they have the resume to prove it. The couple owns New Visions Kitchen and Baths, and while their showroom is located on Mosholu Avenue in Riverdale, they draw customers throughout Westchester and Putnam ...

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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, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Cellular Sales, an independent Verizon Wireless retailer, celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2035 Crompond Road. This is Cellular Sales’ 57th store in New York. The Yorktown Heights location is a full-service store for Verizon Wireless products and services.

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Balance Wellness Studio has opened on Route 6 in Mohegan Lake (GPS: 1851 East Main St.). To learn more about the studio or to register for a class, visit balanceon6.com.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Popeyes restaurant is being proposed for the Staples Plaza Shopping Center on Route 202. The fast-food chain, which specializes in fried chicken, would occupy a newly constructed 2,350-square-foot building with a drive-thru. It would be located in the parking area opposite the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – PSCB Bank’s relocation of its Yorktown Heights branch was approved last month by the Planning Board. The bank will move out of its branch in the Yorktown Green Shopping Center to a new space in the Triangle Center, which was formerly occupied by Chase Bank. Dawn McKenzie, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce held its scholarship dinner benefiting the college education of students from Yorktown on Monday, July 16, at Little Sorrento Restaurant. “We believe strongly that this program, supporting the education of young people from our community, is ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An approval earlier this month by the Planning Board paved the way for the Jefferson Valley Mall to construct a new 8,000-square-foot retail building in a rarely used area of the mall’s parking lot. The board unanimously voted to subdivide a 38.7-acre parcel owned by the mall.

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - It seems that Joe and Benny Chiazzese were destined to become jewelers. Both brothers started working in their uncle’s Bronx jewelry store when they were about 12 years old and learned the trade from the ground floor up. “I started working on Saturdays doing the ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. - Advanced Copier Technology Inc., (ACT) is turning 35 years old this summer, and it’s no accident that the business has lasted nearly four decades. ACT’s president and founder, Sal Altavilla, says the reason for their success is the personal touch they bring to their commercial ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - In Yorktown, all eyes are on Lowe’s and Shrub Oak International School, which are expected to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to the community. But, as statistics show, Westchester’s economy is also dependent on the “little guy” staying afloat. There are more than 32,000 businesses in ...

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A few weeks ago, Google debuted a forthcoming flavor of its virtual assistant called Google Duplex, powered by artificial intelligence. The virtual assistant used natural language to pose as a human assistant calling an unsuspecting hair salon receptionist to make an appointment for “a client.” The ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Cellular Sales, an independent Verizon Wireless retailer, opened on May 23 at 2035 Crompond Road. This is Cellular Sales’ 57th store in New York. The Yorktown Heights location is a full-service store for Verizon Wireless products and services. It offers smartphones, devices and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce donated proceeds from its inaugural SpringFest to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the form of a $1,000 check. The event was held Saturday, March 24, at the Yorktown firehouse field. Despite the brisk weather, residents were eager to ...

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You’ve seen the ads. You’ve seen them in stores. Maybe you even received one for the holidays. Smart speakers seem to be creeping their way into our homes, but what, exactly, are they and how do they fit into the technical landscape? A speaker that actually, well, speaks! By simple ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Construction is under way on a new 8,100-square-foot facility in the Triangle Center, which will be the future home of Goldfish Swim School, a water safety company that offers infant and child swim lessons. Goldfish Swim School has dozens of other facilities in 23 states and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Town officials and members of the Yorktown Small Business Association recently welcomed the Bagel Emporium to Yorktown. The family-owned bagel store opened its fifth location earlier this year, this one at 1893 Commerce St. MORE: Bagel Emporium Opens in Yorktown on ...

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