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Business Profile: Super Star Signs and More, Mahopac

Business Profile: Super Star Signs and More, Mahopac

Only 20-years-old, newly minted business owner Nick Luposello is proving his natural knack for creativity and self-motivation easily outweighs how old–or how young he might be. While he can’t buy an alcoholic beverage just yet, Luposello’s talent to create eye-catching signs and stickers has proven all he needs as Super Star Signs and More continues […]

Business Profile: Retro Fitness, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Retro Fitness, Cortlandt

Tappan resident Adolfo Godinez emphasizes there is only one thing retro about Retro Fitness. “Retro Fitness is retro price, modern gym,” Godinez, general manager of the new facility in Cortlandt, said last week. The Cortlandt Retro Fitness opened on East Main Street on June 25 in the former location of Party Stop. “We thought that […]

Business of the Week: Travelers Rest, Ossining

Business of the Week: Travelers Rest, Ossining

There’s a lot of history within the walls of Travelers Rest, a Westchester County landmark that was once a popular stopping-off point for stagecoach travelers making their way to New York City in the late 1880s. Today, it’s a popular Continental-German restaurant run by Tina and Gary Langner, who have owned the establishment since 1961. […]

Somers Boutique Adds Women’s Fashion and Accessories

Somers Boutique Adds Women’s Fashion and Accessories

Somers Custom Framing & Gifts has been a popular shopping destination for more than eight years. But while the boutique continues to offer framing services and a variety of gift items it has also increased its offerings of women’s clothing and accessories for the past two years. “Now we have a customer base, so we’re […]

Business Profile: Somers Pharmacy

Business Profile: Somers Pharmacy

Tuckahoe resident Howard Schoenberg said last week the pharmacy business can be brutal. He knows that from experience. ‘The big chains are just moving in and doing an unjust thing to the loyal independents that strive to really try and make it and succeed and serve the community the way it should be served,” Schoenberg […]

Business Profile: Sclafani Oil and Propane, Mahopac

Business Profile: Sclafani Oil and Propane, Mahopac

On roadways all throughout Putnam County, the sight of Sclafani Oil and Propane trucks is a familiar one dating back to when oil prices were dramatically cheaper. Covering a 42-mile radius, Sclafani, owned and operated by Maureen and Jerry Sclafani, offers its services to northern Westchester County, all of Putnam County, and southern Dutchess County, […]

Business Profile: Just Add Water and Swim, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Just Add Water and Swim, Cortlandt

The memories of how Cortlandt resident Pam Kolber-Zicca first learned how to swim as a youth are not happy ones. Kolber-Zicca began swimming at age seven, “I was swimming with the fish at Fire Island,” she recalled. She remembered swimming in pouring rain at summer camp at age nine. “Not one person was caring” about […]

Business Profile: A.N.S. Seafood, Pleasantville

Business Profile: A.N.S. Seafood, Pleasantville

Andy Konstantakopoulos knows where to look to find top-notch seafood. After 40 years of owning seafood restaurants, selling fish from behind supermarket counters in Westchester and the Bronx and operating a wholesale seafood outlet in Elmsford, Konstantakopoulos uses one rather simple rule to keep customers satisfied and coming back for more. “We have a lot […]

Business Profile: Berniker Decorations, Yorktown

Business Profile: Berniker Decorations, Yorktown

It has been an institution for over a century and the four generation family business has come back to Yorktown. Whitey Berniker, president of Berniker Decorators, said last week his store originally opened in the Bronx in 1914. A grand opening for its Yorktown store and a celebration for its over 100 years of existence […]

Business Profile: Empire Performance Physical Therapy, Carmel

Business Profile: Empire Performance Physical Therapy, Carmel

When Tony Tanzi was an athlete growing up in Mahopac, anytime he suffered a injury, usually a minor one, he looked forward to going to his physical therapists, knowing it was one step closer to getting back on the playing field. Now, Tanzi wants to provide that same service to injured athletes looking to recover […]

Business Profile: Ride of Pleasantville

Business Profile: Ride of Pleasantville

Stefan Pappalardo has been an avid cyclist since childhood, so it makes sense he would try to bring that passion into his career. Pappalardo, 28, opened Ride of Pleasantville (its official name is ride. of pleasantville) on Apr. 8 after years of involvement in the cycling industry. He began working in a northern Westchester bike […]

Jamie Martinez stands inside Cold Spring Pet Supply, which is owned by her and her husband Ray. DAVID PROPPER PHOTO

Business Profile: Cold Spring Pet Supply, Cold Spring

Instead of tracking down a new pet store to buy all their pet items, Jamie and Ray Martinez decided to open up their own place instead. Before the Martinez couple opened Cold Spring Pet Supply, they used to go to the same location to buy all their pet needs. But with Reigning Cats and Dogs […]

Business Profile: Beba’s Boutique, White Plains

Business Profile: Beba’s Boutique, White Plains

It’s all about baubles, bangles and beads at Beba’s Boutique, 206 Martine Ave., White Plains, where for very reasonable prices you can find the perfect accessory for any occasion. We met up with Matina Rentoulis and her mother last week at the shop where the two have partnered to bring a wide-range of jewelry, scarves, […]

Business Profile: Balloons & Party on Westbrook, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Balloons & Party on Westbrook, Cortlandt

Putnam Valley resident Alan Ortner opened Balloons & Party on Westbrook in Cortlandt about four months ago, but he is not new to the party business. For many years he had worked in his family’s Party Stop store in town next to Kohl’s. The family store, owned by his parents Joe and Elaine, who are […]

Business Profile: The Briarcliff Manor

Business Profile: The Briarcliff Manor

Well-known Westchester businessman Perry DiNapoli of the DiNapoli Restaurant Group is no stranger to the world of catering. For 23 years, he successfully ran Antonees Gourmet Catering, which included a well-loved neighborhood deli in Mount Vernon and Antonees on Broadway, a center-hall colonial mansion in White Plains that closed last year. Soon after its closure, […]

Business Profile: Cakes By Angela, Brewster

Business Profile: Cakes By Angela, Brewster

Several years ago, the extent of Angela Maass’ interest in baking and dessert decorating was watching shows on television about it like Cake Boss. But when someone she knew needed a birthday cake, the crafty and creative Maass gave it a try and baked and dressed up a “not so bad” cake. She’s been doing […]

Business Profile: Great Gatsby Grooming Salon & Retail Shoppe, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: Great Gatsby Grooming Salon & Retail Shoppe, Mohegan Lake

Mohegan Lake resident Desiree Roberts and Yorktown resident Nicole Fervan opened the Great Gatsby Grooming Salon & Retail Shoppe in Mohegan Lake in March and named it in honor of the classic novel, which has been turned into films on multiple occasions. “We really wanted to do a 1920’s theme and we were thinking of […]

Business Profile: Air and Marine Travel, Brewster

Business Profile: Air and Marine Travel, Brewster

When Barry Hyatt first started working in the travel agency, it was so long ago that the United States was starting to place travel restrictions to a Cuba. The year was 1960, and Hyatt was working in Manhattan. Two years later, he moved to Brewster and started his own business, Air and Marine Travel, on […]

Business Profile: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

Business Profile: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

  The Front Street location of Elevate Event Lounge has long been a site to host events. Last August, Mahopac resident Chris Vernia changed the format of the business, which was formerly Bounce the Party Place, in which Vernia was a member of the partnership of Bounce and purchased the facility outright last year. “I’ve […]

Business Profile: Wood and Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

Business Profile: Wood and Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

A’Mangiare was a fixture in Pleasantville for almost two decades, but after closing the doors to that restaurant, owner Freddy Dolgetta has decided to bring a new restaurant to the village. Wood and Fire Pizza opened to the public Apr. 16, but it’s not the first of its kind to be opened by Dolgetta. The […]

Business Profile: King Kone, Somers

Business Profile: King Kone, Somers

It has been a popular dessert destination in Somers since 1953. King Kone, with its symbol of a smiling soft serve cone with sprinkles, has been serving frozen and savory treats for generations and it is still going strong. Continuing the tradition of the eatery are its current owners, the husband and wife team of […]

Casa DiLisio, Mt. Kisco

Casa DiLisio, Mt. Kisco

While the Casa DiLisio brand of Italian frozen sauces is well known among the world’s best hotels, cruise lines and restaurants, its creators, Lou and Lucy DiLisio, are as humble today as they were in 1973 when they first created their signature French-style scampi sauce. Lou DiLisio, now 84, comes to work every day with […]

Business of the Week: Muse Paintbar, White Plains

Business of the Week: Muse Paintbar, White Plains

It is interesting in this day of virtual reality that such a tactile activity as social painting has become a growing entertainment trend. Muse Paintbar is set to open a studio at 84 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains on May 10. That’s the location of the former Cheeburger Cheeburger. Stan Finch, co-founder of Muse Paintbar […]

Business Profile: Team Moljo Strength and Conditioning, Putnam Valley

Business Profile: Team Moljo Strength and Conditioning, Putnam Valley

Putnam Valley resident John Moljo, a graduate of Putnam Valley High School, has been doing athletic training and providing training classes in the local area for many years. Most of his clients live locally, in Putnam Valley and surrounding towns in northern Westchester and Putnam, and when an opportunity arose, Moljo decided to open Team […]

Business Profile: The Putnam Diner, Patterson

Business Profile: The Putnam Diner, Patterson

When customers walk into the Putnam Diner, nothing makes owner Steve Hanziargiriou happier than to hear those regular patrons say the diner is like “their home, away from home.” For more than a decade, the Putnam Diner has served Patterson and the surrounding region, making both regular customers and those traveling through Putnam feel welcomed […]

Business Profile: Grandma’s 202 Kitchen, Yorktown

Business Profile: Grandma’s 202 Kitchen, Yorktown

Yorktown resident Bill Ulutas has a message for local residents – Grandma’s restaurant is alive and well, it has just undergone some changes. The lunch and dinner menus are now dominated by Italian specialties, with wood fried pizza being the new star attraction. Ulutas said last week some changes in the format were needed at […]

Business Profile: Heart  & Soles, Armonk

Business Profile: Heart & Soles, Armonk

Mariann Morales has always loved fashion. During her career as a shoe sales associate, customers would frequently ask her advice on the type of shoe to wear with a specific outfit. Realizing she had a knack for harmonizing both, Morales set out to create a unique shoe boutique that she runs out of Ruthie’Z in […]

Business of the Week: The Twisted Branch Olive Oil & Vinegar Tap Room, Valhalla

Business of the Week: The Twisted Branch Olive Oil & Vinegar Tap Room, Valhalla

When what you love to do in your spare time becomes possible as your full-time occupation, that’s Kismet, and you know the result will be the fruit of pure passion. The Twisted Branch Olive Oil & Tap Room just opened at 24 Broadway in Valhalla, and already the new store is getting a reputation as […]

Business Profile: Hat Art By Cathy, Pleasantville

Business Profile: Hat Art By Cathy, Pleasantville

There’s nothing better than a beautiful hat to bring out the whimsy in all of us, said Cathy Fellows, a talented milliner, who recently launched her own unique collection of custom-made hats, fascinators and headpieces. The gregarious Pleasantville resident runs the fledgling business, known as Hat Art By Cathy, out of her home. She credits […]

Business Profile: Groombridge Games, Cold Spring

Business Profile: Groombridge Games, Cold Spring

Growing up, Ian Groombridge couldn’t always find fellow gamers his own age to play with or against. They were either a little older or younger than him. Now, Groombridge Games is making it easier for residents interested in certain card games and fantasy tabletop role-playing games to come together, becoming a community of sorts in […]