Hall of Scoops cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when the New Castle Planning Board voted unanimously for its approval, paving the way for its move into downtown Chappaqua.
The board voted 4-0 for the site plan needed for the ice cream and frozen yogurt joint to move into retail space at 14 S. Greeley Ave. The Chappaqua location will become the second for Hall of Scoops, which has an existing storefront in Armonk. Members of the Ceisler family, which owns Hall of Scoops, live in both Armonk and Chappaqua.
The site, which is the former location of Always the Children, is roughly 1,700 square feet, or about double the space of the Armonk location. The products being offered, it was explained in July, will be similar to the Armonk store but there will be more seating.
The board's approval was needed because there is a change in the type of business use at the site.
“Chappaqua reminds us very much of Armonk," Ceisler told Patch in July on their expansion choice. "It’s a great community, lot of kids, close to the middle school."
Members of the Ceisler family, along with their architect, were not present for the Tuesday approval.
The review lasted for roughly two months, with questioning ranging from clarification of the narrative describing the proposal, to discussion over what relationship the property might have to a parking district behind its retail cluster.