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Business Profile: Savannah’s Southern House, Yorktown

Business Profile: Savannah’s Southern House, Yorktown

Do you have a craving for fried green tomatoes, fancy some chicken and waffles; or have a yen for sweet potato casserole? If so, you should head to Yorktown and Savannah’s Southern House, which opened on April 2 on Route 202, which offers a wide range of southern specialties. The establishment is owned by Cortlandt […]

Business Profile: Awesome Items at the Collectors Station

Business Profile: Awesome Items at the Collectors Station

By Jon Craig Joe Mazzullo has been a combat helicopter crew chief, volunteer fire chief, police traffic coordinator, brass musician and model train enthusiast. Add hobby shop owner to that lifetime bucket list. He opened his store earlier this month as Awesome Items at the Collectors Station. Mazzullo, 63, of Mamaroneck is known by nearly […]

Business Profile: Bowls Handcrafted Salads & Soups, Armonk

Business Profile: Bowls Handcrafted Salads & Soups, Armonk

Neil Lesher understands a growing segment of the population cares deeply about eating smartly and healthfully. For the past month he’s been doing his part to help patrons at his new Bowls Handcrafted Salads & Soups in Armonk feed into that trend. Despite having owned and operated food establishments in the New York area for […]

City Limits Diner, White Plains Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Throwback Bash

City Limits Diner, White Plains Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Throwback Bash

The City Limits Diner at 200 Central Avenue in White Plains has recently undergone a major renovation, taking the interior décor to a new level of sophistication along with a complete overhaul of the kitchen for state-of-the-art food preparation at its finest. For anyone who remembers the iconic coffee cup that adorned the popular community […]

Business Profile: 2013 Training Center, Cortlandt

Business Profile: 2013 Training Center, Cortlandt

  Looking to brush up on your baseball skills? Would you like to take part in Crossfit activities? Would you like to learn martial arts? You could do it all at the 2013 Training Center in Cortlandt. The facility, located at 2305 Crompond Road (Route 202), opened in January. It houses AP Player Development, Empire […]

Business Profile: Cold Spring General Store, Cold Spring

Business Profile: Cold Spring General Store, Cold Spring

When Craig and Deanna Muraszewski thought about opening their own business, they both knew it had to be a store the two of them would be interested in shopping at if they were the customer, rather than the business owner. That included organic foods locally sourced and artisan goods for uses around the home. “Things […]

Business Profile: The Rugged Boot & Shoe Company

Business Profile: The Rugged Boot & Shoe Company

The Rugged Boot & Shoe Companyin MoheganLake is not your typical shoe store, according to its owners. You do not even have to enter the store to see that it is different. The building housing the store was a schoolhouse decades earlier and the owners had constructed an addition that resembles a train caboose. Owners […]

It’s Easy to Find Treasure at the Thrift Shop in White Plains

It’s Easy to Find Treasure at the Thrift Shop in White Plains

There is a gem of a shop where many treasurers can be found at the corner of Barker Avenue and North Broadway in White Plains. Called The Thrift Shop in White Plains, the all-volunteer-run nonprofit retail outlet is a joint venture of the White Plains Woman’s Club, the Scarsdale Woman’s Club and Hitchcock Presbyterian Church […]

Business Profile: Den of Vapors, Carmel

Business Profile: Den of Vapors, Carmel

When Jeff Avitabile quit smoking tobacco products, he hardly noticed. A committed smoker for 20 years, Avitabile knew it was harmful to his body, but it still wasn’t enough to convince him to permanently quit. But one day, he was going hunting with friends and didn’t want to bring cigarettes with him because of the […]

Menu Movers & Shakers: Don Coqui Brings Latin Rhythms to City Island

Menu Movers & Shakers: Don Coqui Brings Latin Rhythms to City Island

By Morris Gut - When Don Coqui opened in New Rochelle in 2009 just off Route 95 it helped anchor the Queen City’s emerging food and nightlife scene. When a new Don Coqui premiered along Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, last year it brought its rhythmic ‘shortcut to Puerto Rico’ right to the heart of Westchester County. […]

Ragtime Shines on Westchester Broadway Theatre

Ragtime Shines on Westchester Broadway Theatre

Standing Ovation Studios, under the direction of John Fanelli, has taken on its biggest production ever with the staging of “Ragtime The Musical,” which opened at the Westchester Broadway Theater a few weeks ago and continues until May 4. The show, based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel “Ragtime,” is the quintessential immigrant story, beautifully retold on […]

Business Profile: ML Strength, White Plains

Business Profile: ML Strength, White Plains

By Jon Craig When you stroll into the former Key Bank Building at 188 East Post Road, you’ll be pummeled by loud music, bright lights, smiling faces and plenty of cheers and pep talks. Everyone inside is there on a mission: they want to get fit and have fun at the same time. They treat […]

Business Profile: Carmel Bagel Deli ...licious, Carmel

Business Profile: Carmel Bagel Deli …licious, Carmel

As his business was quickly approaching its 10-year anniversary, owner Kevin Stenger decided to look back and add up how many bagels the shop has sold during that time span. The answer Stenger reached was startling. Since he opened the bagel shop has made, and served, a little more than 5 million bagels. This past […]

Ohra Yoga and Wellness, Mount Kisco

Ohra Yoga and Wellness, Mount Kisco

Yoga aficionados looking to take their passion to the next level might want to consider teacher-training courses offered by Michelle Briks, a longtime yoga instructor and director of Ohra Yoga and Wellness. The Mount Kisco-based certified yoga school is located at the Saw Mill River Club and offers 200-hour training courses for students who are […]

Business Profile: Anthony’s New York Hotdogs & More, Harrison

Business Profile: Anthony’s New York Hotdogs & More, Harrison

Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo? In Harrison, of Course; Lunch Truck Has Hot Business at Either End of Town  By Jon Craig The return of songbirds is music to Anthony Romeo’s ears. The owner of two hot trucks operated in the Town of Harrison was all smiles last week. The first rays of spring sunshine popped […]

Business Profile: White Plains Vapors

Business Profile: White Plains Vapors

For smokers on the path to quitting, flavors like Andromeda Fresh Blueberries and Pomegranate, Astro Granny Smith Apple, and Pluto Watermelon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe with a finish of Bubble Gum by Space Jam Juice are on the e-cigarette e-liquids menu at White Plains Vapors along with Peaches and Sweet Cream, and coffee flavors and one specialty […]

Business Profile: Torview Swim and Tennis Club

Business Profile: Torview Swim and Tennis Club

With mounds of snow still piled up and some bone chilling temperatures in northern Westchester,  thoughts should soon turn to warmer weather . Ossining resident Bob DeMaine, president of theTorview Swim and Tennis Club board of directors, said it is not too early to gear up for summer. Torview will begin its 58th summer on […]

Business Profile: Brewster Flower Garden, Brewster

Business Profile: Brewster Flower Garden, Brewster

Mark Buzzetto knew it was time to take a leap of faith. When Buzzetto was in his mid-20s, he was working for a flower shop down in Mount Kisco. Employed by a friend who owned the flower shop in the village, Buzzetto was young, but as time went on he learned all about the florist […]

Business Profile: Video SEO Pro, White Plains

Business Profile: Video SEO Pro, White Plains

By this time in a high-tech world, most companies know they must have an online presence to promote their businesses. What many business owners don’t realize, is how important it is to optimize their sites so potential customers can find them. According to Westchester residents David Vogel and Neco Turkienicz, partners in a new venture […]

Business Profile: Iron Horse Sports And Fitness Complex

Business Profile: Iron Horse Sports And Fitness Complex

Everyday Tim O’Keefe has his own personal, adult playground to go to. That’s not surprising though, considering O’Keefe wakes up every morning and goes to work at his business, Iron Horse Sports & Fitness Complex in Mahopac. The former college baseball athlete starts and ends everyday hitting 100 pitches from a pitching machine. “I always […]

Business Profile: The Flip Flop Bitch

Business Profile: The Flip Flop Bitch

By Janine Bowen Every woman knows the perils of wearing high heels. By the end of the night, your feet hurt and all you want is a pair of comfortable, flat shoes. Luckily, a new business gives women a way to carry and change shoes while still looking stylish. The Flip Flop Bitch is an […]

Business Profile: Alvarez Cleaning Services, Inc., Pleasantville

Business Profile: Alvarez Cleaning Services, Inc., Pleasantville

Growing up in Ecuador, Bill Alvarez never imagined himself running a successful cleaning business in the United States, never mind establishing a second business as an offshoot. But that’s exactly what happened to this affable and hard-working entrepreneur who has been serving the area since 2001. It was Alvarez’s wife, Maritza, who made the initial […]

Business Profile: Putnam Gastroenterology, Carmel

Business Profile: Putnam Gastroenterology, Carmel

By Janine Bowen The world of medicine is full of large conglomerates, but there are still local small practices that aim to give individual medical care to local residents. Putnam Gastroenterology, located in Carmel, serves Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties and is an office of two doctors who believe that a small practice is the […]

Business Profile: Fenom Fitness, Harrison

Business Profile: Fenom Fitness, Harrison

By Jon Craig Aresh Mohit is a certified athletic trainer who specialized in working one-on-one with children and their families most of his adult life. So when the graduate of Scarsdale High School, who’s now in his late thirties, opened a fitness center in Harrison last fall, it was a perfect match for his gifts […]

Business Profile: Spinsational, Briarcliff Manor

Business Profile: Spinsational, Briarcliff Manor

Barry Coleman was in good shape virtually his entire life. But by 2002, years of working at a corporate job and lots of business travel conspired to send his weight soaring. Some 25 pounds overweight, a friend encouraged Coleman to join him at a local spinning class, a version of the old stationery bike but […]

Business Profile: Jewel of Himalaya, Harrison

Business Profile: Jewel of Himalaya, Harrison

By Jon Craig - If you don’t have the time, or money, to visit any countries along the Himalayan mountain range, you can at least get a taste of their specialties in Harrison. Nuru Sherpa has opened his eighth restaurant – and the second one named Jewel of Himalaya – at 385 Halstead Ave. The eatery […]

Business of the Week: Mike and Joe’s Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Mike and Joe’s Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta, Mahopac

When he moved to Mahopac in August, Anton Vuli didn’t want to just live in Putnam County. He wanted to do more in order to be part of the surrounding community. For him, that meant opening up his own business in the community, one that is a short walk from his house. And in January, […]

Hubbels Music School, Mt. Kisco

Hubbels Music School, Mt. Kisco

A gifted piano player since age 7, Kate Demagistris is putting all of her talent and years of teaching experience into a new business she established in November called Hubbels Music School. Geared toward children five years old and up, the Mount Kisco school offers a variety of programs for students wanting to learn piano, […]

Business Profile: My Mini 3D Me, Yorktown

Business Profile: My Mini 3D Me, Yorktown

By Janine Bowen A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a new business lets clients freeze time on more than just a glossy 4×6. My Mini 3D Me allows people to capture a person in a figurine with exquisite detail. The business was started only two months ago by William La Pierre, who […]

Business Profile: Bryant Pond Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Mahopac

Business Profile: Bryant Pond Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Mahopac

  Artie Divila will be the first to tell customers, he’s no expert when it comes to dry cleaning and washing laundry. Not yet anyway. But with just enough knowledge in the industry and through efficient management, Divila has found a way to run a successful business called Bryant Pond Laundry and Dry Cleaning and […]