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Business Profile: License 2 Grill, Thornwood

Business Profile: License 2 Grill, Thornwood

Valhalla resident Erica Gendler, a former waitress, took the plunge in February 2014 and became owner and operator of her own eatery. Gendler purchased License 2 Grill on Commerce Street in the Thornwood section of Mount Pleasant. Gendler said last week the opportunity to buy the business came after her father, Stephen, passed away and […]

Business Profile: Lawrence Zacks-RE/MAX, Somers

Business Profile: Lawrence Zacks-RE/MAX, Somers

To find the perfect house, real estate agent Lawrence Zacks, owner of a RE/MAX branch in Somers, learns as much about a buyer’s background as possible. Depending on if a buyer grew up in a cramped apartment in the city, or dozens of acres on farmland in the mid-west, Zacks needs to know everything about […]

Mysto Mead, Carmel

Mysto Mead, Carmel

By Nancy Sorbella   As you get a thirst for something new to drink, perhaps you should consider a refreshing glass of Mead, or honey wine. And the only place where Mead is made in Putnam and Westchester counties is Mysto Mead in Carmel. Mysto Mead is the collaborative brainchild of Bob Klein and Andrea […]

Business of the Week: Our Town Bagels & Bakery, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Our Town Bagels & Bakery, Mahopac

Christina Evans’ town is Mahopac, where she has lived all her life and is active in the community. And with her sister, Stephanie, she owns Our Town Bagels & Bakery, which opened in her hometown about 18 months ago. “We’re really into the community,” she said. Evans said she and her sister are especially active […]

Business of the Week: Coldwell Banker, Yorktown

Business of the Week: Coldwell Banker, Yorktown

The Underhill Avenue site of the Yorktown offices of Coldwell Banker has been a regular fixture in the real estate business for decades. Mahopac resident Don Cummins III was hired to be senior managing director of the Yorktown office of Coldwell Banker in June 2015, he said last week. Prior to Coldwell Banker taking over, […]

Business Profile: The Dessertist, Croton

Business Profile: The Dessertist, Croton

Croton resident Samantha Mittler had a specific reason for naming her new business The Dessertist. “I’ve always been an artistic person,” she said last week. “When I moved to New York I was strapped for space and I started to use my kitchen as my art studio and desserts became my medium.” “When I started […]

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Mahopac resident Frank Realbuta and Dutchess County resident Robert Covone, co-owners of The Daily Bagel in Yorktown, wanted to give local residents a new place to enjoy soft serve ice cream so they opened The Daily Moos in an adjacent stand on Route 202 on July 4. “There’s no soft serve in the area,” Realbuta […]

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes, Briarcliff Manor

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes, Briarcliff Manor

The collapse of Lehman Brothers was fortuitous in many ways for Anthony Grippo. It was in 2008 that Grippo, a former vice president of global futures at Lehman, lost his job and began to think about ways he could take control of his future. “I wanted to do something on my own, and I’ve always […]

Business Profile: Marbled Meat Shop, Cold Spring

Business Profile: Marbled Meat Shop, Cold Spring

Eating “real meat” these days isn’t as easy as it seems, but enter Marbled Meat Shop in Cold Spring and you can expect to purchase meat the way it’s supposed to be produced, thanks to owners Chris Pascarella and his wife Lisa Hall. Pascarella and his wife opened their shop in December 2014 and have […]

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Mahopac resident Frank Realbuta and Dutchess Count resident Robert Covone, co-owners of The Daily Bagel in Yorktown, wanted to give local residents a new place to enjoy soft serve ice cream so they opened The Daily Moos in an adjacent stand on Route 202 on July 4. “There’s no soft serve in the area,” Realbuta […]

Business Profile: Chris Automotive, Carmel

Business Profile: Chris Automotive, Carmel

When Chris Rini first opened Chris Automotive, he had a dream of being the best car service shop in town. He never dreamt he’d be this big though and still around 25 years later. “For the first year in, I didn’t know if I was going to make it five years” Rini said. “I’ve dedicated […]

Business of the Week: Zion Memorial Chapel, Mamaroneck

Business of the Week: Zion Memorial Chapel, Mamaroneck

Zion Memorial Chapel is celebrating 20 years as Westchester County’s only full-service funeral home dedicated to the Jewish community exclusively. Located on the Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck, the unique facility is managed by Jennifer Graziano, a licensed funeral director, who says she feels called to serve clients through all aspects of the funeral planning […]

Wood & Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

Wood & Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

Taking the traditional pizza concept to a new level and putting a more modern twist to regular Italian fare is a concept that five businessmen, each with a diverse background in restaurant management, have helped create in Pleasantville. Wood & Fire Pizza opened its doors a year ago with a Neapolitan wood-fired pizza oven as […]

Business Profile: Premier Transportation & Driving Service, Brewster

Business Profile: Premier Transportation & Driving Service, Brewster

Going to the doctor’s office is already dreadful enough, but with John Kelly and Premier Transportation & Driving Service Inc. is doesn’t necessarily have to be. Kelly’s Premier Transportation business opened a couple months ago and since then, he’s been driving all over Lower Hudson Valley and Tri-State area giving rides to residents that need […]

Business Profile: D & N Kitchen and Bath, Montrose

Business Profile: D & N Kitchen and Bath, Montrose

Cortlandt resident Daniel Del Monte opened a contracting business in 2006. The business began as a provider of handyman services and later did such larger jobs as kitchens, bathrooms and basements, as well as window and door installations. “We really found a niche with the kitchens and the bathrooms,” he said. “That urged us to […]

Business Profile: Orfino’s Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor

Business Profile: Orfino’s Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor

 Dine at Orfino’s Restaurant in Briarcliff Manor and you won’t only get great Italian food but you might make new friends while you’re there. When owners Linda and Michael Orfino took over the family-owned establishment from Michael’s parents, they forged a new identity in the local dining scene. Originally opened in 1982 as a breakfast […]

Business Profile: Rob’s Poultry Supplies & Chicks, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Rob’s Poultry Supplies & Chicks, Cortlandt

It is like no other store in the Cortlandt area. Town resident Rob Robinson opened Rob’s Poultry Supplies & Chicks in August 2015 on Route 202. Robinson has been in the business for over 30 years. Prior to opening his store last year he operated his business out of his home living room. “It grew […]

Business Profile: Business of the Week: Harvest Moon, North Salem

Business Profile: Business of the Week: Harvest Moon, North Salem

By Nancy Sorbella – Harvest Moon is the percent example of a business living the local farming dream, with a North Salem family enlisting the next generation to bring their fresh produce, flowers, sweet and hard cider, and locally sourced New York State products to your table. This “destination”, Harvest Moon, is located on 64 bucolic […]

Vacu-matic Sales Co., Pleasantville

Vacu-matic Sales Co., Pleasantville

Working in the central vacuum business wasn’t on Ferdinand DeLuca’s mind when he graduated from Manhattan College in the 1980s with a degree in electrical engineering. But in 2003, he took a more serious look at the company his stepfather, Roland Bucciferro, established in 1958. Since then he has tripled its sales, making it the […]

Business Profile: Sun Dog Signs, Carmel

Business Profile: Sun Dog Signs, Carmel

By Nancy Sorbella – All around Putnam County there are new signs—business signs, town line welcome signs, cultural signs, personalized home signs and even a few street signs—all detailed, carved—often with gold leaf, meticulously painted, often with intricate custom detail. Thunder Ridge Ski Area, Manitoga, The Garrison, Welcome to the Town of Kent, Mahopac, Pawling, The […]

Business Profile: Hygeia Integrated Health, LLC, Jefferson Valley

Business Profile: Hygeia Integrated Health, LLC, Jefferson Valley

Hygeia Integrated Health LLC was opened in April 30 and as its name indicates, it provides several types of care form a varied staff of professionals. Cortlandt resident Denise Foulkes is a licensed clinical social worker who is the founder of Hygeia Integrated Health LLC in Jefferson Valley  Nyack resident Christine Fallon does marketing and […]

Business Profile: Seven Stars School of Performing Arts, Brewster

Business Profile: Seven Stars School of Performing Arts, Brewster

Donna and Nicole Aravena, mother and daughter, had a good problem on their hands a few years ago. With more students pouring into their Seven Star School of Performing Arts since Nicole opened more than a decade ago, the original location for the school was getting too small. Offering a wide range of dance, vocal, […]

Business Profile: Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar, Yorktown

Business Profile: Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar, Yorktown

Mention the restaurant business to Haverstraw resident Oscar Aguilar and his face will light up. “I love it. This is my life,” Aguilar said. “I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I like people.” He brought his passion for the industry when he opened Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar in Yorktown about four months ago. It […]

Lil’ Chocolate Shoppe, Pleasantville

Lil’ Chocolate Shoppe, Pleasantville

Annette Colasuonno has been creative all her life, but it wasn’t until she established a chocolate shop in the heart of Pleasantville that her true imaginative expression was born. Known as the Lil’ Chocolate Shoppe, the store and Colasuonno have been a staple in the village for 30 years, providing customers with an array of […]

Business Profile: Furci's Italian Dining, Yorktown

Business Profile: Furci’s Italian Dining, Yorktown

While Furci’s Italian Dining only opened up last December, in a sense it was over a century in the making. The restaurant’s recipes date back to about 100 years ago from the Furci family. Yorktown resident Deneen Furci said last week the family decided to open the restaurant together because they all grew up in […]

Business of the Week: Peekskill Wine & Liquor,  Cortlandt

Business of the Week: Peekskill Wine & Liquor, Cortlandt

Lincoln Park, NJ resident Paul Dubal previously owned businesses “that didn’t pan out” and later worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a supervisor but did not lose his desire to be his own boss again. “I did my research” and decided to own a liquor store, Dubal said last week. If the store is […]

Business of the Week: Cacciatori Pizzeria, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Cacciatori Pizzeria, Mahopac

For his entire life, Sal Triarsi has been involved in the pizzeria business and now during the last year, he’s been on his own, operating Cacciatori Pizzeria in Mahopac as it continues to offer an expanded array of pizza and dishes that keep customers coming back. Sharing a special connection with his father, who is […]

The Little Home Baker

The Little Home Baker

For years, Alicia Zillotti-Inch was running herself ragged, holding down a corporate job that consumed her. Then her life was turned upside down when she suffered a heart attack. Zillotti-Inch said she did plenty of soul searching, and wanted to leave corporate America and find a way to turn her longtime passion for baking into […]

Beginnings Bleus, Armonk

Beginnings Bleus, Armonk

Beginnings Bleus is the kind of unisex clothing store you might equate with Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s got all the top fashion brands you’d expect from a hip boutique, including Diane Von Furstenburg, Elizabeth and James and Nicole Miller, to name a few. But it’s the store’s focus on high-quality denim and the clothes […]

Business Profile: Somers Rejuvenation Medi Spa

Business Profile: Somers Rejuvenation Medi Spa

Somers resident Michelle Nicora said last week she originally had no intention to own her own business. “This just happened. So it wasn’t really premeditated very much at all,” said Nicora, a former teacher and speech therapist. What happened was she and her husband, Christopher, opened the Somers Rejuvenation Medi Spa on Route 202 five […]