The Northern Westchester Examiner

‘Grand Prix NY on the Hudson’ Proposed in Peekskill

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2015 NWE 0818 Grand Prix Property in PeekskillIt’s a concept that has been very successful in Mount Kisco, and now Diamond Properties is looking to bring the same excitement to Peekskill.

Although go karts and bowling may not be part of the plans, “Grand Prix NY on the Hudson” on John Walsh Blvd,, near D. Bertoline & Sons on the former The Cove restaurant and catering site, is slated to include a variety of recreational and entertainment activities, such as laser tag, an arcade, an outdoor ropes course and possibly a trapeze school, along with a restaurant with a seafood theme.

In addition, Captain Lawrence Brewery, which is located in Elmsford, is considering taking over some space in a former boat shop on the property and a New York-based creamery has its eye on opening a factory and retail store.

“We’re trying to build a family-friendly location,” Bill Diamond of Diamond Properties told the Peekskill Common Council last week. “We want families and kids. We want people hanging out.”

Diamond Properties, which is currently before the Peekskill Planning Commission, would utilize three existing buildings. It has already renovated the docks in the marina on the Hudson River and is open to possibly have small kayak rentals in the future.

Peekskill Mayor Frank Catalina said the $6.5 million project would generate at least 200 jobs in the community.

“The Council is 100% enthusiastically behind it,” Catalina said.

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