Mount Kisco's Grand Prix New York, whose offerings include racing, bowling and a restaurant, has added an arts space to its diverse mix.
Called Arts Garage, it was celebrated in September with a grand opening and ribbon cutting that featured local and regional officials as guests.
Westchester County Legislator Peter Harckham, for example, called it a “wonderful, wonderful facility" and also thanked the company for investing in the area.
George Oros, chief of staff for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, said he was “delighted to be here.”
State Assemblyman David Buchwald offered a wish for success at the place and appreciated what the place offers.
Mount Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich noted how he worked with landlord Jim Diamond, who is also a part-owner of Grand Prix New York, in his attempt to fill the space, which was once a warehouse.
Jacy Abbott, the manager for the new place, called it a “really great new addition to Grand Prix."
Offerings at Arts Garage, according to Abbott, include watercolor work, mosaic, pottery painting, beading and chalk board coloring. The place will host occasions ranging from birthday parties to senior events, she explained.
The idea for the project came not from a traditional businessperson but from the daughter of the Albright family, which is an investor.
Susan Albright explained that her 10-year-old daughter Samantha's experience was that some of her friends didn't like to come because it was “boy-oriented,” and the response was to ask her what would she like.
“I find it's really fun,” Samantha said about Arts Garage.
The space held a soft opening in late July before the grand opening.
Arts Garage and Grand Prix New York are located at 333 North Bedford Road in Mount Kisco.