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Grapevine of Carmel Wine Inc., Carmel

Grapevine of Carmel Wine Inc., Carmel

Before they owned Grapevine of Carmel Wine Inc., Danny and Jennifer Dougherty used to be customers at the store. Back then, Danny would say to himself that the wine store could do so much more to better serve patrons. Now as the co-owner with his wife, he’s been putting those thoughts to good use. “I […]

Evolution Acro & Tumble

Evolution Acro & Tumble

While there are other studios to learn dance and gymnastic skills and take part in fitness programs, the new Evolution Acro & Tumble in Yorktown has something the others do not have – a small space and personal attention. The new roughly 1,000-square-foot business opened on Monday in the Underhill Plaza shopping center. Acro has acrobatic […]

Yuka’s Latin Fusion, Croton

Yuka’s Latin Fusion, Croton

Cortlandt resident Claudia Villeda and Peekskill resident Mike Guerra have given local residents a new place to sample Latin cuisine. The co-owners opened Yuka’s Latin Fusion in Croton. Villeda said last week the restaurant was named after yucca, which is a root vegetable that tastes like a potato. The restaurant was named by Guerra. “We […]

Mount Kisco Gold & Silver, Inc., Mount Kisco

Mount Kisco Gold & Silver, Inc., Mount Kisco

If there’s one thing that gets Neil Berman excited about his job as an expert numismatist and coin dealer, it’s when he discovers a rare item that he feels compelled to preserve for generations. Earlier this year a customer walked into Berman’s business, Mount Kisco Gold & Silver, Inc., with a plastic bag containing close […]

Business Profile: Durante Rentals, Carmel and Brewster

Business Profile: Durante Rentals, Carmel and Brewster

With the holiday season approaching John Durante, co-owner of Durante Rentals, has plenty to be thankful for. Durante Rentals has been a household name since it’s inception and with two locations now in Putnam County, many area contractors know how effective the company is. One of the top construction rental companies in the tri-state area, […]

Business Profile: Monteverde at Oldstone, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Monteverde at Oldstone, Cortlandt

It has been in existence since the Revolutionary War period and it is as active as ever in 2016. Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt has been owned by Harrison resident Arlene Perrott since 2011. The property was opened for private events five years ago, but her restaurant was not opened to the general public until […]

Lucy’s Bar & Kitchen, Pleasantville

Lucy’s Bar & Kitchen, Pleasantville

To locals living in and around Pleasantville, Lucy’s Lounge is simply known as “Lucy’s.” The establishment, located a short stroll from the Pleasantville Metro-North train station, has long been known as a friendly bar offering great live music and a steady staple of elevated pub fare, including salads, small bites, pizza and sandwiches. With the […]

Westchester Art Studio, Pleasantville

Westchester Art Studio, Pleasantville

A gifted illustrator and a former art director have breathed new life into teaching art for children and adults. Fun, engaging classes are being offered by renowned illustrator Alan Reingold and former Reader’s Digest art director Amy Shaw in what is known as Westchester Art Studio. The afterschool program opened last year with the intention […]

Business Profile: Amore Ristorante, Mahopac

Business Profile: Amore Ristorante, Mahopac

Along Route 6 in Mahopac, when customers walk into Amore Ristorante, they might mistakenly believe they took a trip oversees to a fine Italian eatery. While that isn’t the case, the food served makes it seem that way. Amore Ristorante, which opened at the start of this month, is striving to serve the most authentic […]

Business Profile: Vape Escape, Yorktown

Business Profile: Vape Escape, Yorktown

Northern Westchester residents who want to vape now a have a new place to shop. Vape Escape was opened in Yorktown by town residents Steven Galper and his wife, Lara, in October. It is the first store to specialize in e-cigarettes in town. The couple is e-cigarette users. “We stopped smoking because of that,” Mr. […]

Business Profile: Ultimate Auto Body, Peekskill

Business Profile: Ultimate Auto Body, Peekskill

Goldens Bridge resident Gregory Beobide began working on cars at the age of 12. That passion has grown into owning the Ultimate Auto Body chain, which has a location in Peekskill that opened in August. His other locations are in Bronxville, Bedford Hills and Mount Vernon. “We’re a full-service collision repair facility doing everything from […]

Business Profile: Briante Realty Group, Carmel

Business Profile: Briante Realty Group, Carmel

Growing year-to-year, Angela Briante’s real estate business, Briante Realty Group, has proven to be a trusted resource for homebuyers and sellers. Armed with 16 agents, including Briante, Briante Realty has become a trademark name in Putnam County and throughout the region. Working on both the residential and commercial side of real estate, each agent has […]

Business Profile: 202 Steakhouse, Yorktown

Business Profile: 202 Steakhouse, Yorktown

Bronx resident Skender Ademi and his partners opened 202 Steakhouse in Yorktown about five months ago as an eatery that while specializing in high quality steaks also has a wide range of other culinary offerings. Ademi said last week northern Westchester does not have “that New York City dining experience” that his steakhouse offers, he […]

Kimberly House, Pleasantville

Kimberly House, Pleasantville

South African native Hendrien Dewhurst has taken a cause that is near and dear to her heart and brought it closer to home. Kimberly House, a unique new store in Pleasantville, carries a wide variety of merchandise, including bedding and baby clothing, luxurious creams and lotions, essential oils, perfumes and a line of home décor […]

Connie Cramer Personal Trainer, Mahopac

Connie Cramer Personal Trainer, Mahopac

For as long as Connie Cramer has been a personal fitness trainer, she wanted to own a studio. She reached that goal several years opening in Yorktown and now, she’s taken her boutique studio to Mahopac. “I’m still pinching myself, is it real,” Cramer said last week. Connie Cramer Personal Trainer relocated in August along […]

Saw Mill Club Café By Myong Gourmet, Mt. Kisco

Saw Mill Club Café By Myong Gourmet, Mt. Kisco

Self-taught executive chef and entrepreneur Myong Feiner has taken her talents to the Saw Mill Club, offering an array of healthy snacks as well as lunch and breakfast specials for gym patrons and other visitors to the popular health and fitness facility. The versatile businesswoman, who previously operated Myong Gourmet on Mount Kisco’s East Main […]

Josie’s International School of Dance, Pleasantville

Josie’s International School of Dance, Pleasantville

When you think of dance schools, children’s ballet, tap or hip-hop classes usually come to mind. But at Josie’s International School of Dance, there’s a lot more movement to discover. Originally established in Ossining in 2004, artistic director and founder Josie LaRiccia is excited to come to Pleasantville, where she recently relocated, and hopes to […]

Business Profile: High Five Discount Store, Mahopac

Business Profile: High Five Discount Store, Mahopac

Denise Pellegrino knows better than many others that it’s never too late to try something new. With three kids and plenty of responsibilities that any suburban mom has, the Mahopac resident opened a new discount store along Route 6 in the town she resides. Opened since October 1, High Five Discount Store offers a wide […]

Business Profile: DAS Auto Parts & Battery Center, Yorktown, White Plains

Business Profile: DAS Auto Parts & Battery Center, Yorktown, White Plains

Elmsford resident John Recchia owns DAS stores in White Plains and Yonkers and earlier this month expanded by opening his third store in Yorktown. He opened his first DAS store, in White Plains, 15 years ago. Recchia said last week the first DAS store opened 50 years ago and was known as Discount Auto Supply […]

Business Profile: Taconic Route 202 24 Hour Veterinary Center, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Taconic Route 202 24 Hour Veterinary Center, Cortlandt

Putnam Valley resident Dr. Leonard Berk said he opened Taconic Route 202 24 Hour Veterinary Center in Cortlandt on June 13 because he wanted to provide a needed service – around the clock medical care for pets. Berk, the hospital director, said last week there are only two other similar facilities in Westchester County. Berk […]

Business Profile: World Gym, Brewster

Business Profile: World Gym, Brewster

When Joe Ciatto walks into his fitness center, World Gym, everyday, it doesn’t take much for him to know why he loves his job as much as he does. With members coming from every path of life with different fitness goals in mind, World Gym, a 24-hour, seven days per week facility, has been a […]

Business Profile: Three Dog Bite, Croton

Business Profile: Three Dog Bite, Croton

Croton resident Eugene Parrotta is a big fan of the rock group Three Dog Night, which was in its heyday in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. So in tribute to the band he decided to name his new restaurant Three Dog Bite, which specializes in hot dogs and sliders. “Obviously, I’m not the youngest […]

Business Profile: Fiamma Wood Fire Tavern, Mahopac

Business Profile: Fiamma Wood Fire Tavern, Mahopac

  Mahopac resident Nick Fusco said last week wood fired pizzas are distinctive from typically hot pies. Fusco’s oven, which is powered by wood, gets as hot as 800 degrees. As a result it typically takes only 90 seconds to fully bake a crisp crusted thin pizza, which is faster than other methods of preparing […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Tire Auto Care

Business Profile: Yorktown Tire Auto Care

Yorktown Tire Auto Care has been a family owned institution in Yorktown since 1969. The business was opened on Commerce Street by Robert Froats and it is now being owned and operated by his son, Bob, who spoke about it last week. His wife, Mary, is a teacher at Yorktown High School. The Froats family […]

Business of the Week: Tomorrow Medicine, Mt. Kisco

Business of the Week: Tomorrow Medicine, Mt. Kisco

A new integrative health practice in Mount Kisco and White Plains is turning the notion of dieting on its head, helping patients to safely lose weight and feel better without medication. Established by Timothy Morley, a board certified physician in functional, anti-aging and regenerative medicine, the mission of Tomorrow Medicine is to prevent disease and […]

Business Profile: Absolute Flooring of Yorktown

Business Profile: Absolute Flooring of Yorktown

This is a special year for Absolute Flooring of Yorktown because it is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In October of 1986, Stormville resident Mary Fellbusch and her husband, Peter, originally opened the store on Crompond Road (Route 202). “My husband was an installer and he was doing a lot of commercial work and we decided […]

Business Profile: KidsPeace, Buchanan

Business Profile: KidsPeace, Buchanan

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is a nationwide charity in 10 states that is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, pre-adolescents, teens, young adults and families by providing specialized residential treatment services and a comprehensive range of treatment programs and educational services. Locally, KidsPeace provides services in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and […]

Business Profile: Anthony’s Power Equipment, Yorktown

Business Profile: Anthony’s Power Equipment, Yorktown

Putnam Valley resident Antonio Cinquanta said last week he has been familiar with how to do small engine repairs since he was a teenage who studied at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center. That skill has been a valuable asset for him for many years. Cinquanta has owned Anthony’s Power Equipment, located in Yorktown, since […]

Business Profile: Jar Worthy, Carmel

Business Profile: Jar Worthy, Carmel

Carmel residents and longtime friends Dana Hanrahan and Danielle Raguzin in 2014 were trying to come up with some Christmas gift ideas for family and friends. The duo recalled last week they decided to make candles and that idea has turned into their business. Hanrahan and Raguzin are the owners and operators of Jar Worthy, […]

Business Profile: P&K Redemption Center, Brewster

Business Profile: P&K Redemption Center, Brewster

Every cent can make a difference. That’s the thought process that the owners of P&K Redemption Center, Cliff Zimmerman (nickname Kippy) and Prince Singh, have been counting on during the month of August. The new business, which is a place where residents can turn in bottles and cans for monetary returns, has been offering six […]