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Retail Roundup: New Steakhouse; Andy's Closes

A look at store changes in Mount Kisco and New Castle.

Steakhouse to Move into Former Enzo's Site

A new steakhouse is moving into 213 E. Main St. in Mount Kisco, which was previously home to Enzo's, which closed earlier this year. The new place is called Blackstones Steak House, which advertises "prime beef & seafood." The steakhouse will be the third restaurant in that space since 2010, when The Fish Cellar, a longtime stay on the block, shuttered.

Andy's Pure Food Closes

After just about two months of operating in Mount Kisco, Andy's Pure Food closed its door in late September. 

Owner Andy Ozgur told Patch the reason for doing so was because he did not have enough help to manage the place in addition to his existing operation in southern Westchester. He felt that the alternative would have warranted sacrificing the quality of his product, and thus hurting its reputation.

Ozgur also said that the Mount Kisco location was not having financial difficulty, saying it "wasn't losing money or anything."

Andy's continues to serve northern Westchester County through delivery.

Salon Takes Over Part of Ex-Mt. Kisco Athletic Club Site

The former site of Mt. Kisco Athletic Club is being subdivided and one new tenant is moving in, according to landlord J.R. Martabano. The new business is Salon D, at 145 Kisco Ave. Martabano hopes to fill the rest of the site, which was vacated nearly two years ago when MAC moved to 333 N. Bedford Rd. and changed its name to Saw Mill Club East.

Daycare, Diner Get Zoning Variances

Requested variances were approved by Mount Kisco's Zoning Board of Appeals at its Sept. 27 meeting, the village's building department confirmed. The variances were area related, for both the proposed Little Garden Childcare Center and Mt. Kisco Coach Diner in its planned building expansion. The daycare was previously given Planning Board approval - the variance was a condition for it -while the diner has a Planning Board date set for Oct. 23.

Xenia Plans International, Gourmet Food

Danae Sintilas, who is managing the soon-to-open Xenia Fine Foods, told Patch that the place will have “gourmet prepared foods and baked goods” that will be done on the premises. She described it as a place that will have an international, Mediterranean feel. Sintilas has a long history in Mount Kisco, having been a chef at Saw Mill Club. In addition, her parents had several local eateries. Signage is up and interior work appears mostly done. Xenia is occupying the former Touch of Jamaica site on the South Moger promenade.

Hito Opens in Mount Kisco

Hito Restaurant, a new place for Japanese cuisine, is now open at 26-28 E. Main St. According to its website, offerings include Sushi, Hibatchi and Sashimi. To learn more about Hito, click here for its website.

Sherry B Opens in Chappaqua

After months of work, Sherry B Dessert Studio has finally opened in Chappaqua. Located at 65 King St., Sherry B boasts an expansive interior, a diverse cookie bar, frozen treats and blended sodas. To learn more about Sherry B., click here for its website.

Controversy Over Grocery Zone for Chappaqua Crossing

As we have reported recently, there is emerging tension over the New Castle Town Board's proposed rezoning of Chappaqua Crossing that would allow for a large supermarket, ranging from 50,000 to 60,000 square feet, to be built, along with ancillary retail with uses of 5,000 square feet each. Opponents, such as neighbors of the site, fear a strip mall with a lot of traffic. Another concern is that the rezoning would create a third business district in town, one that would unfairly compete with existing merchants. The Planning Board is also skeptical of the proposal as currently written. 

Meanwhile, site owner Summit/Greenfield, which is in litigation with the town over how the board handled the review of its rezoning application to allow for it to build condos and townhouses, has announced that it will submit a new plan that includes the proposed retail zone. The Town Board, which held a public hearing on Sept. 24, adjourned it to Oct. 30.

Bedford Hills Car Wash Move Worries Nearby Residents

A proposal to move Splash, a Bedford Hills car wash, across Route 117 to the intersection of Valerio Court has neighbors worried about quality of life issues. The proposal needs approval from Bedford's Zoning Board of Appeals and its application is pending. Click here to learn more.

Dalton 22 October 05, 2012 at 04:01 PM
When is Borders going to have a tenant?
Tom Auchterlonie October 05, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Thanks for asking. I know the status of the Borders site is a huge topic (I'm anxious myself to know what will go in there). I haven't heard anything new about it but when something comes up I'll have a story as soon as possible.
Mike Wolfe October 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Great to see new businesses coming to the area. Thanks for the update Tom!
Tom Auchterlonie October 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Mike, you're very welcome.

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