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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…
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…
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…
Whole Foods To Open New, Small-Format Stores: Look Inside Whole Foods To Open New, Small-Format Stores: Look Inside
Whole Foods To Open New, Small-Format Stores: Look Inside Whole Foods says it will be launching new small-format stores aimed at providing customers with a quick, convenient shopping experience. The company says the stores, targeting urban areas, will provide "easier access to the fresh, high-quality offerings." The new stores will be called Whole Foods Market Daily Shop. The first location to open will be in the Upper East Side in Manhattan with additional locations in New York City to follow.  The first store, located at 1175 Third Ave., is expected to open later this year.  Following the New York City launch, Whole Foods Market pla…
3 National Retailers Moving Into Former Kmart Location In Westchester 3 National Retailers Moving Into Former Kmart Location In Westchester
3 National Retailers Moving Into Former Kmart Location In Westchester Several national retail brands will be opening new locations at the site of a former Kmart in Northern Westchester, officials announced.  All-new T.J. Maxx, Michaels, and Five Below locations will be opening in the empty big box store at the Yorktown Green Shopping Center at 335 Downing Dr., Yorktown officials announced on Thursday, March 28.  The announcement follows an effort from the town to fill the space left behind by the defunct Kmart store. "The Town Board has made every effort to facilitate a renaissance for this vital property in the center of Yorktown Heights’ bus…
Michaels To Open New Store At Bustling Plaza In Pelham Manor Michaels To Open New Store At Bustling Plaza In Pelham Manor
Michaels To Open New Store At Bustling Plaza In Pelham Manor National retail chain Michaels has officially committed to opening an all-new location at a busy shopping plaza in Westchester. The arts and craft retail giant has committed to opening a 22,000-square-foot store at Post Road Plaza in Pelham Manor at the intersection of Boston Post Road (Route 1) and Pelham Parkway, commercial real estate firm Levin Management Corporation announced on Tuesday, March 26.  The new store's announcement follows the closing of another nearby Michaels location, and "underscores the strength of this dynamic Westchester County retail corridor," according to&nbs…
More Details: New Target Location In Westchester To Feature Drive-Up Starbucks, CVS More Details: New Target Location In Westchester To Feature Drive-Up Starbucks, CVS
More Details: New Target Location In Westchester To Feature Drive-Up Starbucks, CVS More details have been unveiled about a new Target location in Westchester that will soon be opening to the public. The new store, located in Yonkers in the Cross County Center at 8000 Mall Walk, is set to hold its grand opening on Sunday, Oct. 22.  Earlier Report: First Target Location In Yonkers Announces Opening Date The department store will include features such as a CVS Pharmacy and a "Drive-Up" Starbucks coffee shop, which will allow customers to have their orders delivered to their cars after parking, officials announced.  Customers planning to shop at the …
'We Simply Cannot Compete': Store Closes After 34 Years In Westchester 'We Simply Cannot Compete': Store Closes After 34 Years In Westchester
'We Simply Cannot Compete': Store Closes After 34 Years In Westchester After more than three decades in business, a Northern Westchester store has decided to bow out amid changing times.  Wondrous Things, a gift shop located in Briarcliff Manor at 1159 Pleasantville Rd., announced on Wednesday, Oct. 4 that it would soon be permanently closing after 34 years.  Although the store did not specify a closing date, a closing sale will begin on Thursday, Oct. 5, the owners said.  In their closing announcement, the owners said that they were unable to keep up with the modern state of retail. "The changing landscape of retail, Covid, online, and Amazon…
New Bakery, Retailers Coming To Renovated Plaza On Busy Main Road In Westchester New Bakery, Retailers Coming To Renovated Plaza On Busy Main Road In Westchester
New Bakery, Retailers Coming To Renovated Plaza On Busy Main Road In Westchester Three new retailers, including a bakery specializing in decorative cakes, will soon be opening at a recently-renovated strip plaza on a busy main road in Westchester.  The new businesses are set to open their doors at the newly-renovated Post Road Plaza, located in Port Chester at 262 Boston Post Rd. (URoute 1), according to Simone Development Companies, which owns the location.  One of the newest tenants to open up shop at the over 63,000-square-foot strip center is Nothing Bundt Cakes, which will set up in the space once occupied by a Kentucky Fried Chicken.  The bake…
Barnes & Noble Returning To Westchester Town After 11-Year Absence Barnes & Noble Returning To Westchester Town After 11-Year Absence
Barnes & Noble Returning To Westchester Town After 11-Year Absence Good news book lovers.  Barnes & Noble is returning to a busy Westchester town after leaving in 2012. According to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, residents were disappointed and missed the beloved bookstore on Central Avene in Hartsdale, a hamlet of Greenburgh. Feiner said the company has signed a lease at the Dalewood Shopping Center in the 12,490-square-foot space, formerly occupied by Mrs. Green's Market. "We miss browsing in bookstores," Feiner said in a statement. "This is good news for Central Avenue and great news for our residents and shoppers." Feiner said it w…
New Bed Bath & Beyond Closures Include 5 Westchester Stores New Bed Bath & Beyond Closures Include 5 Westchester Stores
New Bed Bath & Beyond Closures Include 5 Westchester Stores Nearly two dozen New York locations are among a new round of scheduled closures announced by struggling home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond. Another 87 stores are due to close in 2023, the company announced this week, including 23 locations in New York. That brings the total number of Bed Bath & Beyond locations scheduled to close to at least 162 announced since September 2022. A spokesperson told Axios that the latest round of closures will include all of the company's Harmon beauty shops, as well as five Buy Buy Baby locations. “This store fleet reduction expands the compan…
New Bed Bath & Beyond Store Closures Include Westchester Location New Bed Bath & Beyond Store Closures Include Westchester Location
New Bed Bath & Beyond Store Closures Include Westchester Location Struggling home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond has announced 56 new store closures that it says will be implemented by the end of the calendar year. The closure list includes five locations in New York State: Nassau County: 251 Airport Plaza Blvd., Farmingdale  Orange County: Orange Plaza 470 Route 211 East, Wallkill Westchester County: 500 East Sandford Blvd., Mount Vernon Oneida County: 4805 Commercial Drive, New Hartford  Clinton County: 73 Centre Drive, Suite 100 Plattsburgh  The company is due to report its results for the second quarter later this …
Sears' Last Full-Service Store In Hudson Valley To Close Sears' Last Full-Service Store In Hudson Valley To Close
Sears' Last Full-Service Store In Hudson Valley To Close The last full-service Sears store in the Hudson Valley has announced it will be closing next month after 43 years of serving the community.  The Orange County store, located in the Newburgh Mall, announced on Facebook on Aug. 31 that it would be closing its store on Sunday, Oct. 16. "It's with a heavy heart to be announcing the Sears Store at the Newburgh Mall is closing its doors on October 16th. We want to thank the community for its support over the last 43 years here in the Newburgh Mall," the company said. They went on to announce sales that included everything from refrigerators…
Alo Yoga Opens New Store In Westchester County Alo Yoga Opens New Store In Westchester County
Alo Yoga Opens New Store In Westchester County A new activewear store has opened its doors in Westchester County. Alo Yoga held the grand opening for its new store in White Plains on Friday, April 29, representatives announced.  The store is located at 125 Westchester Ave. at The Westchester Mall.  This is the company's first New York location outside of New York City. Alo Yoga also has retail stores in California, Florida, Texas, and Arizona.
Here's Why Walmart Is Suing Competitor BJ's Wholesale For Theft Here's Why Walmart Is Suing Competitor BJ's Wholesale For Theft
Here's Why Walmart Is Suing Competitor BJ's Wholesale For Theft A battle is brewing between two of the country's largest big-box franchises. Walmart is suing rival BJ’s Wholesale Club claiming that the retail giant stole technology to launch a self-checkout feature similar to the ones used at the company’s subsidiary Sam's Club, which boasts nearly 600 locations in the US. Walmart alleges that the company worked for years to develop a “Scan & Go” feature that allowed Sam’s Club customers to ring up purchases on smartphones while shopping, eliminating the need for a long checkout line. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court, alleges that inn…
NY Is Home To One Of Kmart's Four Remaining US Stores NY Is Home To One Of Kmart's Four Remaining US Stores
NY Is Home To One Of Kmart's Four Remaining US Stores Kmart is largely gone but not forgotten in one New York community, which boasts one of just four locations still standing in the US. For years, the former big-box store giant has been shuttering the doors of its brick-and-mortar locations as it faced increased competition from online retailers. At its peak in the 1990s, Kmart has upwards of 2,400 stores and 350,000 employees throughout the US, though with new closures announced across the country, the store is down to just four locations remaining, including one on Long Island. In Suffolk County, the Bridgehampton Kmart location on Montau…
Amazon Hikes Price Of Prime Membership Amazon Hikes Price Of Prime Membership
Amazon Hikes Price Of Prime Membership Even the world’s largest companies are not immune to inflation. Despite posting record profits, Amazon announced that it will be hiking up prices for its Prime membership, which will rise from $119 to $139 annually or from $12.99 to $14.99 monthly. It marks the first price increase for Prime members since 2018. Current Prime members will see the increase as of Friday, March 25, while new members will start paying the new price as of Friday, Feb. 18. The move comes after Amazon’s revenue rose to a record $137.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021, of which $14.3 billion was profit, repr…
Popular Hudson Valley Store Up For Sale After Nearly 40 Years In Business Popular Hudson Valley Store Up For Sale After Nearly 40 Years In Business
Popular Hudson Valley Store Up For Sale After Nearly 40 Years In Business The owner of a successful Hudson Valley store that has been in business for decades has announced plans to close her store in the coming months. Leonora Burton, who has owned and run Putnam County staple The Country Goose in Cold Spring since the 1980s, is getting ready to embark upon her next adventure.  "The Country Goose and its truly amazing owner Leonora Burton are saying goodbye to Main Street Cold Spring soon," the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce said in a Facebook post on Sunday, Jan. 23."The spot is a tiny village in itself with its own community. Come visit if you haven’t alr…
Here's Percentage Of US Workers Who Plan To Quit Their Jobs This Year, New Report Reveals Here's Percentage Of US Workers Who Plan To Quit Their Jobs This Year, New Report Reveals
Here's Percentage Of US Workers Who Plan To Quit Their Jobs This Year, New Report Reveals A new survey found that nearly one-quarter of workers in the United States plan to find a new job this year. ResumeBuilders.com said in a report on Monday, Jan. 3, that it surveyed 1,250 American adults who are currently employed, and found that 23 percent plan to find a new job in 2022. Nine percent of those respondents also said they had already secured a new job. The survey found the turnover will be the highest among the following fields: Retail Food and hospitality Education Office and administrative support The website reported that 31 percent of retail workers and 26 percent of fo…
Founder Of Caldor, With First Store In Westchester, Dies Founder Of Caldor, With First Store In Westchester, Dies
Founder Of Caldor, With First Store In Westchester, Dies Fairfield County entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder of the Caldor department store chain, Carl Bennett, has died at the age of 101. Bennett died at his home in Greenwich on Thursday, Dec. 23. The Caldor empire came to be while working with his late wife, Dorothy Bennett, who together turned an $8,000 military salary savings into a chain of discount department stores that spanned from the 1950s to the mid-1980s when he sold his 120 store business to Associated Dry Goods. Raised above his father's grocery store located in Greenwich, on Steamboat Road, Bennett Grocers, with his two sis…
Here's How Much, When Minimum Wage Will Increase In Westchester Here's How Much, When Minimum Wage Will Increase In Westchester
Here's How Much, When Minimum Wage Will Increase In Westchester Workers in downstate New York are all getting a holiday bonus this year, as minimum wage rates get bumped for the third straight year. As of Friday, Dec. 31, minimum wage workers in Westchester, Suffolk, and Nassau counties will see a bump in their paychecks as their hourly wages will rise to a minimum of $15, putting them on par with employees at large firms in New York City, which has been at that benchmark for three years. Minimum wage employees in those counties had previously been getting $14 an hour. Fast-food workers across New York also make $15 an hour, regardless of location, wh…
COVID-19: NY Sets Date To End Most Capacity Restrictions, Curfews COVID-19: NY Sets Date To End Most Capacity Restrictions, Curfews
Covid-19: NY Sets Date To End Most Capacity Restrictions, Curfews A host of COVID-19 restrictions in New York are set to be rescinded as part of a massive tri-state effort as the country continues to recover from the pandemic. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that beginning on Wednesday, May 19, most pandemic-related capacity restrictions will be lifted in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut after being forced to shut down more than a year ago. As of May 19, capacity restrictions will be lifted in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for: Restaurants; Museums; Theaters; Broadway; Retail; Shops; Gyms and fitness centers; Amusement and family entertainment …
Best Buy To Cut 5,000 Jobs, Close Stores As Customers Shift To Online Purchases Best Buy To Cut 5,000 Jobs, Close Stores As Customers Shift To Online Purchases
Best Buy To Cut 5,000 Jobs, Close Stores As Customers Shift To Online Purchases Best Buy is laying off thousands of workers as the retail giant plans to close some brick-and-mortar stores as the company transitions to focus on its e-commerce business. This week, Best Buy announced that it is laying off 5,000 employees this month with plans to close more stores this year after consumers concentrated on online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the company, approximately 40 percent of its sales in the past year came from online purchases, up from 19 percent two years ago, forcing the retailer to transition its business model. While Best Buy laid off 5,0…
New Closure Announced For Macy's Store In Westchester New Closure Announced For Macy's Store In Westchester
New Closure Announced For Macy's Store In Westchester A Macy's store in Westchester County will be closing its door as part of the company's restructuring strategy. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the company announced it will close the Macy's location at the Galleria mall in White Plans, said Carolyn Ng Cohen, director of medial relations. The closure is part of the company’s strategy announced in early 2020, she added.  Macy's has shared the closure information with store employees and will work to help find them jobs at nearby Macy's store.  "Regular, non-seasonal colleagues who we are unable to place at nearby Macy’s store will be eligible fo…
Popular Family-Owned Market Opening New Store In Westchester Popular Family-Owned Market Opening New Store In Westchester
Popular Family-Owned Market Opening New Store In Westchester Though countless businesses have endured tough times during the COVID-19 outbreak, DeCicco & Sons has found itself busy preparing to open its latest Westchester location. DeCicco & Sons will open its much-anticipated Eastchester location - its ninth in Westchester - on Friday, Oct. 9. The 30,000-square-foot grocery store will replace the Acme Supermarket at 777 White Plains Road which closed last fall. In a statement, John DeCicco Jr., the CEO of DeCicco & Sons, said that, “we believe that our focus on quality and exceptional service will resonate strongly with the Eastchester…
Lord & Taylor Closing All Its Stores After Nearly 200 Years In Business Lord & Taylor Closing All Its Stores After Nearly 200 Years In Business
Lord & Taylor Closing All Its Stores After Nearly 200 Years In Business Lord & Taylor, the first department store to be established in the United States, is going out of business, closing all its stores after a 194-year run. Reversing a decision announced last week to keep 14 stores open, the company announced on Thursday, Aug. 27 that all of its 38 remaining stores and website have begun liquidation sales.  Parent company Le Tote had filed for bankruptcy Sunday, Aug. 2. "While we are still entertaining various opportunities, we believe it is prudent to simultaneously put the remainder of the stores into liquidation to maximize value of inv…
Amazon To Open Operations Facility In Hudson Valley, Creating Hundreds Of Jobs Amazon To Open Operations Facility In Hudson Valley, Creating Hundreds Of Jobs
Amazon To Open Operations Facility In Hudson Valley, Creating Hundreds Of Jobs Hundreds of jobs are coming to the Hudson Valley as Amazon prepares for its latest venture in New York. This week, Amazon announced that it plans to launch a state-of-the-art operations facility in Orange County in Montgomery in time for the 2021 holiday season, generating more than 800 full-time jobs. The fulfillment center, which will span more than 1,000,000-square-feet near the intersection of Route 17K and Route 747 has been in the works for more than a year. The $75.2 million project had to be approved by the Town Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board, the town’s Industr…
CVS Pharmacy Opens New Location In New Rochelle CVS Pharmacy Opens New Location In New Rochelle
CVS Pharmacy Opens New Location In New Rochelle A brand-new CVS has opened up in a busy Westchester city just steps away from its predecessor in the heart of town. CVS Pharmacy launched the location at 577 North Ave. in New Rochelle, replacing the former CVS that was located at 625 North Avenue. The new CVS in “The Rockwell” joins locations further down at 222 North Ave., at 1296 North Ave., on Main Street. and on Weyman Avenue in New Rochelle. CVS will occupy 13,200-square-feet of the development's 22,000-square-feet devoted to ground floor retail. The business is opening its newest location on schedule, despite the novel coronav…
COVID-19: Retailer Closing Hudson Valley Location COVID-19: Retailer Closing Hudson Valley Location
Covid-19: Retailer Closing Hudson Valley Location A popular retailer has filed for bankruptcy and plans to permanently close nearly half its stores, including one in the Hudson Valley, after temporary store closures amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Kitchen goods retailer Sur La Table made the Chapter 11 filing late this week, saying 51 of 121 stores will close. The Seattle-based company, founded in 1972, brands itself as "the leading retail destination for those passionate about cooking and entertaining." The company announced it would sell its remaining stores and brand names to Fortress Investment Group.  …
New Target Store Will Open In Westchester New Target Store Will Open In Westchester
New Target Store Will Open In Westchester Shoppers in Westchester can “expect more and pay less” at a new Target location in Westchester. Target has signed a lease to open up a new location at the Gateway Port Chester outdoor shopping complex, taking over the space formerly occupied by the A.I. Friedman building. The two-floor Target will sit on 89,781-square-feet inside the shopping center. In a joint statement, M & J Wilkow and MetLife, the owners of the Gateway Port Chester, said that they “are delighted to announce the completion of this significant transaction, they said. “The lease with Target is the perfect catalyst to …
COVID-19: GNC Files For Bankruptcy, Will Close About 1,200 Stores COVID-19: GNC Files For Bankruptcy, Will Close About 1,200 Stores
Covid-19: GNC Files For Bankruptcy, Will Close About 1,200 Stores General Nutrition Centers (GNC) plans to close upwards of 1,200 stores after filing for bankruptcy amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The 85-year-old company, which reportedly has been dealing with nearly a billion dollars of debt announced it will be shuttering at least a quarter of its locations as it faces a shortage of customers due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to GNC, the company “has been executing a store portfolio optimization strategy to close underperforming stores, while continuing to invest in omnichannel and brand strategies to better meet consumer demand." G…