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Business Profile: Anne Koplick Designs, Brewster

Business Profile: Anne Koplick Designs, Brewster

When Anne Koplik started her business, it was off of her dining room table. The year was 1981. Now, 34 years later, Koplik isn’t working in her house anymore, but at her warehouse in Brewster. The owner of Anne Koplik Designs (AKD), Koplik, with the help of her two daughters Kara and Jill, has transformed […]

Business Profile: A Maze in Pottery, Briarcliff Manor

Business Profile: A Maze in Pottery, Briarcliff Manor

A creative adventure awaits anyone who finds themselves in Briarcliff Manor’s A Maze in Pottery. The idea for this wonderful studio/store was originated by Aggie Shah, who has a background in art and ceramics, having run an interior design business and pottery studio in her native Poland before immigrating to the United States in 2006. […]

Business Profile: Gelardi’s Pizza, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Gelardi’s Pizza, Cortlandt

You could say, metaphorically speaking, that pizza sauce runs through the veins of Mohegan Lake resident Brendan Gelardi. He began working in a pizzeria at 16 and his passion for hot pies has not wavered. About six months ago he opened his first business, Gelardi’s Pizza in Cortlandt “I wanted to do pizza since I […]

Business Profile: CoZi’s Barber Shop, Mahopac

Business Profile: CoZi’s Barber Shop, Mahopac

Bobby Cobelli-Zizolfo believes every barbershop owner has a distinct vision for his shop. Cobelli-Zizolfo wants to foster a place where “gentlemen of all ages” can come in, relax, socialize with each other, listen to great music, and get a great haircut. He wants it to be a center of the community. “When you think about […]

Business Profile: The Little Party Shop, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: The Little Party Shop, Mohegan Lake

Putnam Valley resident Michelle Cavanaugh has been planning parties and selling her handcrafted items for years via the Internet. But in a break in the usual pattern used for businesses, Cavanaugh decided to open a brick and mortar business after selling her products and services via the World Wide Web. Cavanaugh, who last week described […]

Business of the Week Townhouse Diner, North White Plains

Business of the Week Townhouse Diner, North White Plains

What was once the North Castle Diner on Route 22 in North White Plains has been transformed into a bustling new eatery called the Townhouse Diner. Proprietors Irene and Gus Koutros opened in August with a completely different-looking restaurant that is bright, tastefully decorated and a great neighborhood place to eat. For the couple, this […]

Business Profile: Little Feet Daycare, Carmel

Business Profile: Little Feet Daycare, Carmel

By Tiffany Jansen Darlene Roveto had just begun her clinical rotations for nursing school when a colleague recommended that she get some experience working with children to enhance her resume. As luck would have it, a friend of Darlene’s was busy running a daycare out of her home in the Bronx and was more than […]

Business Profile: Jennifer’s German American Restaurant

Business Profile: Jennifer’s German American Restaurant

It has been a little piece of Germany in Yorktown for about three decades. In 1979, Yorktown residents Irngard and Dieter Schramm opened the Lakeside restaurant, which received its name based on it being located on the banks of the Croton Reservoir. The restaurant was closed for a brief period in the 1990s but reopened […]

Business Profile: Expect Natural, Bedford Hills

Business Profile: Expect Natural, Bedford Hills

Taking her passion for organic products and turning it into a brick-and-mortar business has been an exciting development for local entrepreneur Ayo Hart. Hart celebrated the recent opening of her Bedford Hills store, Expect Natural, which features unique children’s gifts and essentials. For the past four years, she and her husband, Nigel, have run a […]

Business Profile: Bob's Diner, Brewster

Business Profile: Bob’s Diner, Brewster

The tattoo on Tom Sprague’s left forearm is all a customer needs to know about his devotion to the family business, Bob’s Diner. The ink, which Sprague got three years ago is of the actual established, nestled inside the village of Brewster’s main street and standing for almost 60 years. As he said, “it’s free […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

Raj Venkat has continued a long tradition in northern Westchester by owning the Yorktown Pharmacy for the past 11 years. The store has been in business since 1930. It is a throwback to the locally owned drug stores that were common before CVS and other chains began to dominate the market. Venkat purchased the store […]

Business Profile: Smalley’s Inn, Carmel

Business Profile: Smalley’s Inn, Carmel

The Halloween season is a special time at Smalley’s Inn in Carmel. The exterior of the restaurant, which originally opened in 1852, is decorated for the season and the dining area resembles a haunted house you could find in an amusement park. The area is loaded with decorations and mechanical ghouls and zombies that cans […]

 Wings Fly at Tuck’d Away Grill, Tuckahoe

Wings Fly at Tuck’d Away Grill, Tuckahoe

By Morris Gut –  Michael Cuozzo, a young energetic veteran of the food service business, has opened Tuck’d Away, a casual grill and bar offering tempting comfort foods and networking on Yonkers Avenue just steps away from Tuckahoe Metro North. He is joined by Chef Ken Austria, a graduate of the former New York Restaurant […]

Business of the Week: The Lash Loft Beauty Bar, Mahopac

Business of the Week: The Lash Loft Beauty Bar, Mahopac

By Tiffany Jansen Just last month, The Lash Loft Beauty Bar opened in Mahopac. As you’d expect, the beauty salon is located upstairs and specializes in Xtreme eyelash extensions – in fact, it’s the only place in the area where you can get them. “It’s been so nice to see old friends again and to […]

Business Profile: Suburban Wines  and Spirits, Yorktown

Business Profile: Suburban Wines and Spirits, Yorktown

Mount Kisco resident Lance Cerutti is continuing a tradition as the latest owner of Suburban Wines & Sprits, which is an institution in Yorktown. The store has been in existence for the past 55 years, Cerutti noted last week. “I bought this store 10 years ago,” he said. “I was always passionate about wine and […]

Head Over Wheels Salon, Millwood

Head Over Wheels Salon, Millwood

Helping cosmetologists find their way in a competitive industry is what Dominique Simons had in mind when she opened the high-end Head Over Wheels Salon in Millwood offering cutting edge styles, color, makeup and facial services. The salon’s European-style décor features white counters and cabinets and LED lighting that complements the hair styling services provided […]

Business Profile: Ski Haus, Brewster

Business Profile: Ski Haus, Brewster

Since he was a little kid, Ross Nichols has held a passion for skiing. And for the past 43 years, he’s been able to sell that passion to thousands of his customers. Open since 1962, Ski Haus in Brewster has provided ski equipment, from the latest skis and snowboards, to the warmest clothes to brave […]

Business Profile: The Alley Café Creperie, Carmel

Business Profile: The Alley Café Creperie, Carmel

Oscar Bello can remember trying his mother’s cooking of crepes for the first time and thinking it was “bland tasting.” But after more practice and more servings, Oscar started tasting a difference in her cooking and thinking; “Now we’ve got a gem.” “She got really good at it,” Oscar said her mother, Yolanda Naved. “It […]

Business Profile: Rachele Rose Day Spa, Hartsdale

Business Profile: Rachele Rose Day Spa, Hartsdale

Tucked away on the second floor at 110 S. Central Avenue in Hartsdale is an oasis of wellness and tranquility that provides clients with an extensive menu of treatments and services that enrich and luxuriate the body, mind and soul. Rachele Rose Day Spa, opened in 2008, provides the traditional spa experience with a special […]

Business Profile: Shuppee, Chappaqua

Business Profile: Shuppee, Chappaqua

A love of fashion and a genuine desire to make her customers look good was the inspiration behind Adelaide Dolgetta’s Shuppee, a relatively new store in the heart of Chappaqua. Shuppee offers one-of-a-kind costume and fine jewelry items, scarves, handbags, clothing and myriad accessories to suit any woman. Dolgetta, a friendly entrepreneur, has always had […]

Business Profile: DT Vapor & Smoke, Cortlandt

Business Profile: DT Vapor & Smoke, Cortlandt

A new store in Cortlandt is offering both traditional and new ways to smoke. DT Vapor & Smoke sells organic cigarettes and tobacco, cigars and new vapor cigarettes. Cortlandt resident Tom Doan is the owner of the establishment, which opened in late September. .Another Cortlandt resident, Tracey Cong, is the store manager. Cong said vapor […]

Business Profile: Mahopac Auto Body

Business Profile: Mahopac Auto Body

Jerry Cosenza wanted to work closer to home. After spending 25 years commuting to Mount Vernon in southern Westchester County from his Cortlandt home, the auto mechanic wanted to own a business where the drive would be short and he could spend more time with his family each day. That’s when, driving along Route 6, […]

Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance, Mt. Kisco

Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance, Mt. Kisco

It took a death in the family for Regi and Geetha Mathews to find their true calling in life. The couple was mourning the loss of Geetha Mathews’ mother from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma six years ago when they began to consider a new direction. After several more years they discovered a unique business opportunity called Right […]

Village Creamery & Sweet Shop, Valhalla

Village Creamery & Sweet Shop, Valhalla

While ice cream is often considered a summer staple, locals can enjoy the homemade produce at the Village Creamery & Sweet Shop in Valhalla all year long. A host of delicious treats, including a large assortment of candy, milk shakes, smoothies are available. For the colder months, there are hot cocoa floats, homemade fudge, cappuccinos, […]

Business Profile: Lifestyles  & Interiors By Lisa, Croton

Business Profile: Lifestyles & Interiors By Lisa, Croton

Lifelong Cortlandt resident Lisa McTernan said last week, “I felt from a very young age I’ve always thought like a designer.” McTernan recalled, “As a young girl I noticed how someone’s house was painted.” McTernan said for fun as a young girl she would build and design towns in a sandbox. When she was in […]

Business Profile: Ms. Dancewear Inc., Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: Ms. Dancewear Inc., Mohegan Lake

Mohegan Lake resident Susan Stanford had young daughters who were dancers who “had a hard time finding dancewear.” Finding dancewear is not a problem at Ms. Dancewear Inc., the store Standford owns in Mohegan Lake, provides a wide array of dancewear. The store sells dancewear, dance shoes, and clothing for gymnastics, cheerleading, amateur and professional […]

Reckless Country, Carmel

Reckless Country, Carmel

Jaime Ferrucio was looking for a way to live the best of both worlds. Hoping to work from home, while still working a job that paid enough to make her financially independent, Ferrucio decided to make the bold move of starting her own online clothing company called Reckless Country. Having a 9-year-old daughter who is […]

Amatuzzo & Magnani, Personal Advisers with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Pleasantville

Amatuzzo & Magnani, Personal Advisers with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Pleasantville

There was a time when hiring a financial planner was a service reserved for the wealthy. Today, however, millions of Americans seek the help of professionals to prepare them for retirement and other life-changing events. In Pleasantville, financial advisers William Amatuzzo and Michael Magnani understand the diverse needs of investors. Their company, a financial advisory […]

Getting to Know the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester

Getting to Know the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester

The YMCA …so much more from A – Z is the message new President and CEO Cynthia Rubino wants to get out to the Westchester community. Based at 250 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester is going through some major changes. “As a charitable, not for profit organization, the […]

Business Profile: Dance Expression, Peekskill

Business Profile: Dance Expression, Peekskill

Philipstown resident Arleen Grafer said last week dancing has been a passion for her two daughters, Peekskill resident Jessica Grafer and Cortlandt resident Christine Ferreria, since childhood. That passion was translated into a vocation for the family when they opened Dance Expression in Peekskill in 2004. Grafer said last week there was a simple reason […]