Busy Westchester Shopping Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary Busy Westchester Shopping Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary
Busy Westchester Shopping Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary A bustling shopping center in Westchester marked the beginning of its seventh decade in business with a celebration attended by local and state officials.  In a grand kick-off event held on Saturday, May 18, the Cross County Center in Yonkers celebrated its 70th anniversary as a major site of commerce in Westchester.  The event was attended by elected officials such as Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and New York State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, as well as Senior Property Manager Carl Calabro, who all celebrated the center's longevity. "Growing up in Yonkers, we always knew it wa…
Eatery Reopens Under New Name In New Rochelle Eatery Reopens Under New Name In New Rochelle
Eatery Reopens Under New Name In New Rochelle After closing for several months, a Westchester restaurant led by a culinary director with plenty of experience has reopened under a new name. Town House Kitchen + Drinks, located in New Rochelle at 559 Main St., reopened for business on Thursday, May 16 after closing in December.  The eatery, formerly known as Town House, is led by Culinary Creative Director Renee Forsberg, who worked for nearly two decades as Culinary Director for Food Network star Bobby Flay's full-service restaurants.  The re-opened restaurant is now an American bistro and serves a menu full of handcrafted co…
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target announced that it would lower prices on 5,000 "frequently shopped" items in its stores nationwide, the company said in a press release.  Those items include milk, meat, bread, soda, fresh fruit and vegetables, snacks, yogurt, peanut butter, coffee, diapers, paper towels, pet food, and more, the chain said in a Monday, May 20, news release. The new prices will be rolled out throughout the summer.  "We know consumers are feeling pressured to make the most of their budget, and Target is here to help them save more," said Rick Gomez, Target's executive vice president and c…
New Shake Shack Coming To Shopping Center In Westchester: Here's Where, When New Shake Shack Coming To Shopping Center In Westchester: Here's Where, When
New Shake Shack Coming To Shopping Center In Westchester: Here's Where, When Those who frequently crave burgers, fries, and milkshakes will want to look out for a new Shake Shack location set to open at a Westchester shopping center. A new Shake Shack restaurant will open at the Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers at the former P.F. Chang's space in 2025.  The 3,749-square-foot eatery will be the second Shake Shack to open its doors in the city and will serve a variety of burgers, chicken bites, handspun milkshakes, fries, lemonades, and more.  In addition to Shake Shack, other businesses set to open at Ridge Hill include:  Cantina, a Mexican, Ca…
Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants
Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster has filed for bankruptcy just days after closing dozens of its restaurants. In its bankruptcy petition filed on Sunday, May 19, the company listed assets of $1 billion and liabilities of $10 billion. The filing stated that the company "intends to use the proceedings to drive operational improvements, simplify the business through a reduction in locations, and pursue a sale of substantially all of its assets as a going concern." The company said restaurants not listed as "temporarily closed" on its website will remain "open and operating as usual during the Chapter 11 process."…
Restaurant Transforms Into Steakhouse After 14 Years In Westchester Restaurant Transforms Into Steakhouse After 14 Years In Westchester
Restaurant Transforms Into Steakhouse After 14 Years In Westchester After more than a decade, a restaurant located on a Westchester County waterfront is beginning a new chapter.  The opening of One Pier Steakhouse, located in Yonkers at the former site of Dolphin Restaurant at 1 Van Der Donck St., was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 10.  The new steakhouse, which opened in early April, replaces Dolphin Restaurant after 14 years, the owners said on social media. "On behalf of Dolphin Restaurant, we would like to thank everyone, friends, family and our loyal patrons for making the last 14 years on the Yonkers waterfront ext…
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's plans to offer a $5 value meal to lure back dollar-conscious customers. The one-month promotion starts on Tuesday, June 25, according to CNBC, which first reported the news. It will include a McChicken or McDouble sandwich, four-piece chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink, the outlet reports. "We know how much it means to our customers when McDonald's offers meaningful value and communicates it through national advertising," McDonald's said in a statement to CNBC.  "That's been true since our very beginning and never more important than it is today." Click here to read …
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Hudson Valley New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Hudson Valley
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Hudson Valley An all-new tea shop in the Hudson Valley that has already impressed visitors is set to soon celebrate its grand opening. Rowseelee, a bubble tea shop in Putnam County at 600 Route 6 in Mahopac, will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, May 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The eatery, which has been open since March, serves a variety of bubble, milk, and cold brew teas, as well as matcha and coffee. Those with a sweet tooth can also order desserts like beignets, flavored croissants, ice cream, and lemon bars.  According to the owners, the shop, which also has a location in Cold Sp…
12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains 12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains
12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains A dozen new stores and eateries are slated to open to shoppers at a busy mall in Westchester.  The 12 new businesses, which will be located at The Westchester in White Plains at 125 Westchester Ave., will open throughout 2024 beginning in the summer. The upcoming stores and eateries include:  Reformation, a global lifestyle brand that sells apparel and accessories merging vintage-inspired designs with eco-friendly business practices. The store will open in late summer/early fall and will be the brand's first location in the Tri-State Area outside New York City; Anthropologie, wh…
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Westchester Location Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Westchester Location
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Westchester Location Fast-casual seafood restaurant Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of its restaurants. The company is also considering filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a CNN report. On its website, Red Lobster lists many of its restaurants as being "temporarily closed," including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook No closures are currently listed for Connecticut or Massachusetts restaurants. Founded in 1968, Red Lobster has around 600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and overseas. According to another CNN report, Red Lobster's prob…
Popular Eatery Chain To Open Third Location On Westchester Riverfront: Here's When Popular Eatery Chain To Open Third Location On Westchester Riverfront: Here's When
Popular Eatery Chain To Open Third Location On Westchester Riverfront: Here's When A successful eatery chain specializing in old-fashioned custard-based ice cream will soon hold a grand opening in Northern Westchester for its third location.  On Thursday, May 16, Penny Lick Ice Cream Company will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its all-new location in Ossining at the Gourdine Kiosk at Henry Gourdine Park at 1A Westerly Rd.  During the ceremony, which will begin at 2:30 p.m., the new dessert shop will celebrate with scoops of its ice cream and sorbets, which are all peanut, tree nut, and sesame-free.  The new Ossining location will be the company's third…
Opening Date Set For New Movie Theater In Westchester: Here's When Opening Date Set For New Movie Theater In Westchester: Here's When
Opening Date Set For New Movie Theater In Westchester: Here's When An all-new movie theater in Westchester has revealed when film fans can begin enjoying the big screens.  A new Apple Cinemas location at the former Showcase Cinema de Lux site in the White Plains City Center at 237 Martine Ave. will open on Thursday, May 16 pending permit approvals, the Downtown White Plains Business Improvement District announced. Earlier Report - New Movie Theater Coming To White Plains On opening day, which will follow an invite-only ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, May 14, visitors will get to enjoy the theater's reclining seats, self-serve popcorn …
'Lifetime Dream': New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester 'Lifetime Dream': New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester
'Lifetime Dream': New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester An all-new cannabis dispensary in Westchester will soon hold its grand opening. The Plant, a premium cannabis dispensary located in Yonkers near the Scarsdale line at 2595 Central Park Ave., will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m.  The new business seeks to provide residents in the area with high-quality cannabis brands that will fit their needs and help direct customers who aren't quite sure what they are looking for to the products that will provide their desired effects.  Products sold by the business will include flower, edibles, vapes, pre-ro…
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns A pair of Planters nuts products are being recalled due to possible contamination with the bacteria that causes listeria. Hormel Foods Sales, LLC is voluntarily recalling the two Planters products that were produced at one of its facilities in April, according to an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, sti…
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business The largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the nation has announced it will be closing all its locations. Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, has locations in more than a dozen states, and is headquartered on Long Island, in Hicksville. It currently has 27 stores, including five in New York (White Plains, Carle Place, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Forest Hills), two in New Jersey (in Springfield and Cherry Hill), two in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia and King of Prussia), one in Connecticut (in New Haven), and one in Virginia (in Richmond). The Ash family made the announcemen…
Mother's Day Scams: BBB Warns NYers Of Fake Gifts, Shops Mother's Day Scams: BBB Warns NYers Of Fake Gifts, Shops
Mother's Day Scams: BBB Warns NYers Of Fake Gifts, Shops Long Islanders looking for last-minute gifts for Mom should keep an eye out for potential scams, business officials warned. The Metro New York branch of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), a non-profit organization reviewing the trustworthiness of businesses, encouraged residents in the region to do their research when purchasing Mother’s Day gifts. The BBB’s Tuesday, April 30 announcement comes after the organization announced that three Long Island florists were being investigated for running alleged scams. One such business is on Long Island at Sarata Flowers, a Melville florist that, a…
Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels
Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels A recall has been issued for a popular brand of apple juice due to high levels of arsenic. S. Martinelli & Co. said the recall is for a single lot of Martinelli’s Apple Juice, one-liter (33.8-ounce) bottles.  The recalled product has a “Best By” date of “09MAR2026” or “10MAR2026” on the front of the bottle above the label.  The product was shipped between March 13, 2023, and September 27, 2023, with the majority of the product shipped before July 28, 2023. This recall results from a sampling by the State of Maryland that found samples from one produc…
Major Mall-Based Chain To Close 543 Stores After Filing For Bankruptcy Major Mall-Based Chain To Close 543 Stores After Filing For Bankruptcy
Major Mall-Based Chain To Close 543 Stores After Filing For Bankruptcy A retailer primarily located in malls is set to close all 543 of its stores following its third Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Closures for all rue21 locations are expected to be completed within the next two months with going-out-of-business sales coming soon. Founded in 1970, rue21 specializes in women's & men's casual apparel and accessories. In its filing on Thursday, May 2, the company said, "It became clear that offers to buy the debtors' assets at their current worth could not exceed the expected profits from selling off the closing stores and assets.  "As a result, the deb…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination: View Labels Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination: View Labels
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination: View Labels A nationwide recall has been issued for ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. Cargill Meat Solutions, headquartered in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, is recalling approximately 16,240 pounds of the raw ground beef products, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Wednesday, May 1. The raw ground beef items were produced on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, 27.  The following products are subject to recall: 2.25-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing "93% LEAN 7% FAT ALL NATURAL LEAN GROUND BEEF" with lot code 117 and estab…
Popular Frozen Meat Pizza Product Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens Popular Frozen Meat Pizza Product Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens
Popular Frozen Meat Pizza Product Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens A popular frozen pizza product sold in the Northeast has been recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. 802 VT Frozen, a Newport, Vermont, establishment, said the recall involves approximately 8,220 pounds of its frozen meat pizza. The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday, April 26. The produced was made from April 25, 2023, through April 25, 2024.  The following product is subject to recall: 17.8-oz. cardboard box containi…
New Eatery Opens For Business In Hudson Valley New Eatery Opens For Business In Hudson Valley
New Eatery Opens For Business In Hudson Valley If you've found yourself craving chicken, an all-new restaurant in the Hudson Valley may be worth checking out. A new Korean-style chicken restaurant in Putnam County, 92 Chicken in Mahopac at 728 Route 6, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 25.  Visitors to the new eatery can order tenders or drumsticks in a variety of flavors, including garlic spicy, curry, and red hot pepper.  Additionally, the restaurant also offers chicken wings, fish and chips, and plenty of sides like french fries, fried calamari, shrimp tempura, dumplings, a…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Prosciutto Made In Germany, Distributed In US Nationwide Recall Issued For Prosciutto Made In Germany, Distributed In US
Nationwide Recall Issued For Prosciutto Made In Germany, Distributed In US A recall has been issued for a brand of deli meat that authorities say was uninspected. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that ConSup North America Inc., based in Lincoln Park, New Park, is recalling approximately 85,984 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) sliced prosciutto ham produced in Germany without the benefit of equivalent inspection. The RTE sliced prosciutto ham item was produced on various dates from Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, through Wednesday, March 6, 2024, and shipped to retail locations nationwide. FSIS said it is concerned th…
New Restaurant Opens For Business In Westchester New Restaurant Opens For Business In Westchester
New Restaurant Opens For Business In Westchester A franchise that serves up sushi on a revolving conveyor belt is set to celebrate the grand opening of a new location in Westchester.  A new Kura Revolving Sushi Bar location at the Midway Shopping Center in Scarsdale at 913A Central Park Ave. held a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, April 24.  The eatery, which held a soft opening on Sunday, April 21, serves sushi, soup, noodles, dumplings, fries, desserts, and more on a conveyor belt that extends throughout the business next to each booth.  To order, customers can either select what they would like to eat on a touchp…
Five Iron Golf Location Coming To Port Chester Five Iron Golf Location Coming To Port Chester
Five Iron Golf Location Coming To Port Chester An indoor golf entertainment center franchise has announced an upcoming location in Westchester.  Five Iron Golf, a popular indoor golf franchise, announced this week the signing of a lease for a new location in Port Chester at 179 North Main St. The upcoming location, slated to open in late 2024 or early 2025, will include state-of-the-art golf simulators, golf instruction, and an "engaging social atmosphere" complete with a sports bar and events venue, according to the franchise. The 7,655-square-foot business will open within the Tarry Lighthouse development and will have free on-s…
Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination
Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination Ground beef products distributed nationwide may be contaminated with E. coli and should not be consumed, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. FSIS has issued a Public Health Alert on Saturday afternoon, April 20.warning consumers about the issue. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. FSIS said it is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ and food service institutions’ freezers.  The raw ground beef products were produced on Thursday, March 28 and have a “Use/Freeze By” date o…
'Rage Bait'? Influencer's Rant Over Whole Foods Apple Prices Leaves Sour Taste Online 'Rage Bait'? Influencer's Rant Over Whole Foods Apple Prices Leaves Sour Taste Online
'Rage Bait'? Influencer's Rant Over Whole Foods Apple Prices Leaves Sour Taste Online Her attempt at garnering online sympathy by and large turned up fruitless. A Massachusetts social media influencer was outraged after claiming she spent an eye-popping amount of money on a single apple during a recent trip to Whole Foods Market. In a now-deleted, expletive-filled rant on TikTok, Boston-based Via Li claimed the grocery giant charged her $7 for one organic Sugarbee apple. “Guess how much this is. This is an apple, it's called a Sugarbee (expletive) apple apparently and look at it,” she says in the clip. “The size of my palm. I thought it was like probably two to three dolla…
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's is recalling Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil that was sold across the country in 2.5-ounce clamshell packaging due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. This week, the supermarket giant issued an alert cautioning shoppers in 29 states, as well as Washington, DC, not to consume the product as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates a reported outbreak of Salmonella. Trader Joes is recalling Infinite Herbs Organic Basil FDA According to the FDA, "Trader Joe’s has already voluntarily removed all Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil packed in 2.5-oz clamshell pa…
Groundbreaking Held For Redevelopment Of Busy Westchester Shopping Center Groundbreaking Held For Redevelopment Of Busy Westchester Shopping Center
Groundbreaking Held For Redevelopment Of Busy Westchester Shopping Center Developers have broken ground on a redevelopment project meant to improve a busy Westchester shopping center.  A groundbreaking event celebrating the launch of the redevelopment at Yonkers' Ridge Hill shopping center was held on Wednesday, April 10 by developer North American Properties and city officials, including Mayor Mike Spano. The project will transform the center into a "more cohesive, human-centric" mixed-use space. Phase I of the project, which began with Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony, entails reimagining the center's streetscape, modernizing the merchandisin…
New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When
New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When An all-new recreational cannabis dispensary will soon open its doors in Westchester.  The new dispensary, called Leafology and located in White Plains at 244 Main St., will hold a grand opening complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 19.  The ceremony will feature an appearance by White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach and will also include live music, donuts, a raffle, and the unveiling of custom artwork created by local artists Marla Beth Enowitz, Jasminia Otero, and Chris Rios.  Once it opens up shop, the dispensary will offer plenty of cannabis products in vari…
Lead Found In Lunchables: Consumer Reports Urges USDA To Remove Product From School Programs Lead Found In Lunchables: Consumer Reports Urges USDA To Remove Product From School Programs
Lead Found In Lunchables: Consumer Reports Urges USDA To Remove Product From School Programs Tests performed by the nonprofit Consumer Reports allegedly found high levels of lead and phthalates in the popular snack boxes by Lunchables, leading the organization to call on the government to remove the lunches from the National School Lunch Program. Consumer Reports (CR) issued the call to the US Department of Agriculture to remove Lunchable meals from the national program following a report released on Tuesday, April 9. As part of the report, the organization tested store-bought Lunchable food kits and compared the nutritional profiles of these meals to the two school-only Lunchab…
Rite Aid Announces Additional NY Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid Announces Additional NY Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy
Rite Aid Announces Additional NY Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid has announced new store closures after the struggling pharmacy chain filed for bankruptcy in the fourth quarter of 2023. Shortly after declaring bankruptcy, Rite Aid announced 154 store closures, with 20 in New York, and 14 on Long Island. In a filing on Tuesday, April 9, the company said 17 more stores, including three in New York (with two on Long Island) are now slated for closure. Rite Aid currently has 2,000 stores and about 44,000 employees. The Long Island stores slated for closure (with the newly announced closures in bold) are: 283 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntingto…