Business & Finance

September 20, 2018

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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Most individuals of legal age know April 15 as the date that taxes are due. But, when are they not due on April 15? Before the Revolutionary War, taxes were mostly on whiskey and tobacco. During the Civil War, the federal government tried to collect taxes, but it was eventually declared ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – PCSB Bank is looking to fill the former Chase Bank building at 1990 Commerce St. Bank representatives met with the Planning Board on Monday, March 26, to discuss the application. PCSB is proposing to eliminate the parallel parking spaces next to the bank to make way for a canopy ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Halston Media continues to beat the odds. While other newspaper companies continue to shrink or fold, Halston, the parent company of Yorktown News, continues to grow. On March 8, Halston rolled out its fifth publication—The Katonah-Lewisboro Times, which now joins the family of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Yorktown Small Business Association held its fourth anniversary celebration at Eda’s Garden in the Underhill Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 27. A tasting of many of the healthy organic foods and drinks served by Eda’s was provided. Newly elected town Supervisor Ilan Gilbert shared his ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Wednesday, the Bagel Emporium will celebrate the opening of its new Yorktown shop, which will be its fifth location in Westchester County. The bagel shop is owned by Michael Rozins along with the help of his son, Ryan. Their other shops are in Armonk, Chappaqua, Port Chester ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-In an effort to fill the 540,000 square feet left vacant in Somers by PepsiCo in 2016, Sebastian Capital CEO Roxana Girand is marketing the town of Somers and surrounding Westchester County as much as the building itself. One of the first things she did to spotlight the community is ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-On Dec. 2, Burger King in Yorktown ran a “Dining to Donate” promotion to benefit Yorktown Community Help Food Pantry, earmarking 20 percent of all proceeds from that evening’s sales to help the local charity dedicated to assisting Yorktown residents in need. “Yorktown Community ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-To be sure, harassment in the workplace is not a new problem. However, the #MeToo movement that has turned the entertainment industry on its head and emboldened women everywhere to speak truth to power has businesses far beyond Hollywood revisiting their policies on the matter. On ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After nearly a year in development, Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematory has opened on Front Street in Yorktown, making it just the second such business in Westchester. The business is owned by Eric and Liz DiBartolo. Eric DiBartolo, a former town highway superintendent, is the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Valhalla-based Ginsburg Development Cos. has acquired The Landing on Mohegan Lake, a lakefront rental community featuring 207 one- and two–bedroom apartments. Ginsburg bought The Landing for $54 million from New Chalet Apartments Inc., a private equity group based in Dallas.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Tempers flared last week as Democrats on the Town Board made two personnel changes that were unpopular with their Republican colleagues. Moments after accepting the resignation of Town Attorney Michael J. McDermott, who was brought on two years ago by a Republican-controlled ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Two health care professionals have confirmed to Yorktown News that a sober living operation is still in business at 482 Underhill Ave., months after the Town Board revoked the facility’s special-use permit. A health care professional told Yorktown News that they have done business ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Come and smell the roses at the Jefferson Valley Mall. Stone Rose Steakhouse and Sushi Lounge, owned by Jack Xiao, celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Dec. 30. Xiao also owns Wild Fusion restaurants in Mohegan Lake and White Plains. The restaurant is located near the main ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-At his final meeting last month, then-Town Supervisor Michael Grace warned the incoming administration against “souring” a deal with the Jefferson Valley Mall that, he said, would save the mall millions and help spur even more renovation. The construction of an 8,000-square-foot ...

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