Mount Kisco has a new choice for those looking for vitamins and nutritional supplements. On Friday, the partners of Doc's Nutrition Depot held a soft opening to mark their arrival in the village.
The new location is the fourth such store for the company. The others are in Mamaroneck and two Doc's-branded stores in Carmel and Fishkill.
The heads of the new store, David Rivera and John Greene, were joined by Congresswoman Nan Hayworth and state Assemblyman Robert Castelli for a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. Afterward, they talked with local reporters about what their store does and how it stands out.
Both have athletic backgrounds, they told reporters, with Rivera owning a fitness studio in Carmel - he lives in Mahopac - and Greene being interested in martial arts. Greene is also a resident of Kent and serves on its town board as a councilman.
Rivera, who told reporters that he previously worked at the Carmel Doc's location, describes a good relationship among those who work in it.
“It’s almost like a small family, all of us, so we have helped each other, taught each other, and it’s just, everything is kind of passed down information-wise.”
He also touts Doc's prices and institutional knowledge.
“Everyone that works here knows what they’re talking about," he said.The opening of Doc's is also an upward business trend for Mount Kisco, which has been dealing with a recent rise in retail vacancies. It is also one of among three new recent business openings; the others are Petco and Westchester Burger Co., which both recently opened on North Bedford Road.
Rivera noted that Mount Kisco is a great place because their store is an even distance from their others. Greene said that they're planning on expanding locally with a mail order operation. At the same time, they already started reaching out to local fitness operations, including Mount Kisco's and .
Taking supplements brings a health benefit and can be preventative, Rivera told reporters
“There’s a lot of stuff that you’re taking that can help prevent diseases later in your life if you’re managed properly.” In response to another media question, he also felt that people who work out may need it more than those who don't because their muscles and connective issue can break down.
The soft opening, as it name suggests, is merely a preview of things to come. The store will have a grand opening with guests, according to Greene, in a month to month and a half.
Doc's Nutrition Depot is located at 15 Armonk Rd., across from Ben & Jerry's. Its phone number is 914-244-DOCS and its website is docskisco.com