Popular Pizzeria Opening New Hudson Valley Location Popular Pizzeria Opening New Hudson Valley Location
Popular Pizzeria Opening New Hudson Valley Location An uber-popular eatery known for being named the "best Detroit-style pizza in the world" during an international competition is opening a second location in the region.  Hudson & Packard, a mainstay in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie, announced they will open in Ulster County in Kingston in the old Corner Bar and Grill on Delaware Avenue. The new site.  Hudson & Packard One of the owners, Charlie Webb, said the new restaurant would be called "Sorry Charlie" and feature New York-round-style pizzas instead of its traditional Detroit-square, excellent craft cock…
Look Who's Back: Popular Restaurant In Region Reopens Look Who's Back: Popular Restaurant In Region Reopens
Look Who's Back: Popular Restaurant In Region Reopens Big food news in the region with the reopening of a favorite restaurant that closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lorenzo's Bistro, located in Sullivan County in Jeffersonville, reopened its doors on Monday, April 1, at 5002 Route 52 in the old Sal's Pizzeria building. Fans of the former Lorenzo's are already packing the restaurant.  Many of the "old favorites," such as the Cubano sandwich and Philly cheese steak, are back on the menu, as well as a lineup of everything from bagels and breakfast sandwiches to lunch and dinner entrees, including new Tex-Mex dishes. Resident Jason Dole …
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…
'New Era At Panera' Sees Dozens Of Items Chopped From Menu 'New Era At Panera' Sees Dozens Of Items Chopped From Menu
'New Era At Panera' Sees Dozens Of Items Chopped From Menu Did your favorite make the cut? Dozens of menu items have gotten the chop as Panera enters its “new era” complete with the largest menu overhaul in company history. The popular bakery-café chain officially launched its revamped menu at locations across the country on Thursday, April 4, with nine new offerings and 12 “enhanced” classics featuring more chicken and steak. Company officials said the move is aimed at “refocusing” on core Panera products that customers love the most: soups, salads, sandwiches, and macaroni and cheese. It will also streamline and simplify operations for employees…
Procter & Gamble Recalls Laundry Detergent Packets Due To Serious Injury Risk Procter & Gamble Recalls Laundry Detergent Packets Due To Serious Injury Risk
Procter & Gamble Recalls Laundry Detergent Packets Due To Serious Injury Risk Procter & Gamble is recalling some of its laundry detergent brands due to the risk of serious injury. The voluntary recall, announced on Friday, April 5, involves certain lot codes of Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods, and Ariel Pods liquid packets packaged in flexible film bags manufactured between September 2023 and February 2024.  Recalled products range from bags with 12 to 39 packets and were sold at Big Lots, CVS, Family Dollar, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, and other major stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from September 2023 up until th…
Diner In Hudson Valley Closes After Over 7 Decades In Business Diner In Hudson Valley Closes After Over 7 Decades In Business
Diner In Hudson Valley Closes After Over 7 Decades In Business From eggs and pancakes to corned beef and cabbage and pizza, yep, pizza, a diner in the region that was a go-to spot for many for more than 70 years has permanently closed. Dutchess County staple The Acropolis Diner, in the town of Poughkeepsie (Arlington) on Main Street, served their last meal on Easter Sunday, March 31. The restaurant, which was the kind of place that had the same wait staff for years who knew your order, closed without any announcement except for word of mouth by the servers. Calls to the favorite spot went unanswered, but locals who knew they could slide into a booth a…
Popular Discount Bakery Chain Shutters Sole Hudson Valley Store Popular Discount Bakery Chain Shutters Sole Hudson Valley Store
Popular Discount Bakery Chain Shutters Sole Hudson Valley Store It’s the end of an era for bakery bargain shoppers as longtime staple Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet has permanently closed. The discount bakery chain has shuttered dozens of stores across the Northeast, including all of its New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts locations. “After careful analysis and consideration, we made the difficult decision to permanently close 28 of our outlet stores…” a representative for Bimbo Bakeries, Freihofer's parent company, told Daily Voice. Any leftover products were expected to be donated to local food banks. “We appreciate all of our associates who worked …
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 Hudson Valley 3 National Retailers Moving Into Former Kmart Location In Hudson Valley
3 National Retailers Moving Into Former Kmart Location In Hudson Valley 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…
McDonald's, Krispy Kreme Announce Nationwide Partnership: Here's How, When It Will Work McDonald's, Krispy Kreme Announce Nationwide Partnership: Here's How, When It Will Work
McDonald's, Krispy Kreme Announce Nationwide Partnership: Here's How, When It Will Work It could be the sweetest of partnerships. McDonald's and Krispy Kreme are teaming up for a national expansion. Customers will begin spotting Krispy Kreme doughnuts in their local McDonald's restaurants later this year as part of a phased market rollout across the US.  Nationwide availability at participating restaurants is expected by the end of 2026, McDonald's announced on Tuesday, March 26. Three of Krispy Kreme’s most popular doughnuts will be delivered fresh to McDonald’s restaurants daily. They’ll be available individually, or in boxes of six, starting at breakfast and las…
Shell To Close 1,000 Gas Stations: Here's Why, Company Says Shell To Close 1,000 Gas Stations: Here's Why, Company Says
Shell To Close 1,000 Gas Stations: Here's Why, Company Says One of the nation's major oil companies says it will close 1,000 gas stations. Shell made the announcement in its 2024 Energy Transition Strategy report, saying the measure is “in response to customer needs” and aimed at reallocating those resources towards EV charging stations. Shell said it will close 500 stations in 2024 and the other 500 in 2025. "We believe growth in oil demand is set to slow in the second half of this decade and could start falling in the 2030s because of increasing vehicle efficiency and growth in electric vehicles," the company stated in the report. "Toda…
187K Air Fryers, Ovens Sold At Best Buy Nationwide Recalled For Fire, Burn Hazards 187K Air Fryers, Ovens Sold At Best Buy Nationwide Recalled For Fire, Burn Hazards
187K Air Fryers, Ovens Sold At Best Buy Nationwide Recalled For Fire, Burn Hazards Nearly 200,000 more Insignia air fryer and air fryer ovens sold nationwide at Best Buy are being recalled due to potential fire risks and burn hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of approximately 187,400 Insignia products following dozens of complaints of ovens catching fire, burning, or melting. According to CPSC, the recall includes these models of Insignia Air Fryers and Insignia Air Fryer Ovens:  NS-AF34D2; NS-AF5DSS2; NS-AF5MSS2; NS-AF8DBD2; NS-AF10DBK2; NS-AF10DSS2. Product rating label on the underside of the unit showing INSIGNIA…
New Eatery In Stony Point Opens In Space Of Old Dee's Deli New Eatery In Stony Point Opens In Space Of Old Dee's Deli
New Eatery In Stony Point Opens In Space Of Old Dee's Deli Just days after the closure of a popular deli after 36 years in business in the Hudson Valley, a new coffee shop and cafe has opened in its place. Related: Popular Stony Point Deli Sold After Decades In Business Located in Rockland County in Stony Point, Supervisor Jim Monaghan stopped by what's now Maguilar Cafe to welcome new owner Genser Marroquin to the neighborhood. Maguilar Cafe, located on North Liberty Drive, at the former Dee’s Deli, serves coffee, cold beverages, and sandwiches.  Marroquin says business has been "busy" and he is happy to be in the neighborhood. The …
Family Dollar, Dollar Tree To Close 1,000 Stores Family Dollar, Dollar Tree To Close 1,000 Stores
Family Dollar, Dollar Tree To Close 1,000 Stores Discount chain Family Dollar and parent company Dollar Tree will close a combined 1,000 stores. Family Dollar will shut down 600 stores in 2024 and 370 stores over the next several years as store leases expire.  Dollar Tree will close 30 locations as leases expire.  The company made the announcement Wednesday morning, March 13. Family Dollar has around 8,000 US locations and Dollar Tree has  The company said it initiated a review of its stores in the fourth quarter of 2023.  It involved "identifying stores for closure, relocation, or re-bannering based on an evaluati…
Johnsonville Sausage Products Subject To Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber Johnsonville Sausage Products Subject To Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber
Johnsonville Sausage Products Subject To Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber Popular kielbasa sausage products that were sold nationwide are subject to a massive recall due to concerns of potential contamination - specifically small pieces of rubber. Wisconsin-based Salm Partners announced this week that an estimated 35,430 pounds of Johnsonville turkey kielbasa sausage are subject to the recall, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The items subject to the recall were produced between Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 last year and come in 12-ounce vacuum-packed packages that contain a single piece of "Johnsonville POLISH KIE…
Popular Stony Point Deli Sold After Decades In Business Popular Stony Point Deli Sold After Decades In Business
Popular Stony Point Deli Sold After Decades In Business After 36 years in business, a popular Hudson Valley deli has been sold after the owner retired. Rockland County's Dee's Country Deli at 51 N Liberty Drive closed on Friday, March 1 in Stony Point after owner Tom Sayre announced he was retiring. According to a notice on the building, Sayre said he was closing to pursue the next chapter of his life.  "Your loyalty and friendship are appreciated more than you know," the sign said. The deli, what many might call a "hole in the wall," has been popular with locals and Yelpers for years. One Yelper put it this way: "Dee's Country Deli…
Pair Of Leading Restaurant Chains Could Combine, Report Says Pair Of Leading Restaurant Chains Could Combine, Report Says
Pair Of Leading Restaurant Chains Could Combine, Report Says Two of the nation's leading restaurant chains may soon combine, according to a brand-new report. Under the plan, IHOP and Applebee's would share dining space, the Nation's Restaurant News says., Both eateries are owned by California-based Dine Brands. The company has already launched eight prototype combined IHOP/Applebee's locations -- all in international markets outside the US, the report said. The prototypes feature “discrete entrances,” while inside guests can be seated in both spaces when necessary and possible, Dine Brands CEO John Peyton told the outlet. This would allow overflo…
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash More than 100,000 bottles of hydrogen peroxide mouthwash are being recalled due to a poisoning hazard. Heritage Store issued the recall for two of its products sold at health food stores and online from October 2010 to December 2023  The recalled mouthwash contains ethanol in a concentration that must be in child-resistant packaging, as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The packaging of the products is not child-resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, t…
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection A recall has been issued for multiple brands of eye ointment products due to the "lack of sterility assurance at the facility" of the manufacturer during an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "For those patients who use these products, there is a potential risk of eye infections or related harm," the FDA said. "These products are intended to be sterile. Ophthalmic drug products pose a potentially heightened risk of harm to users because drugs applied to the eyes bypass some of the body’s natural defenses."  Brassica Pharma Pvt. Ltd. is voluntarily recalling…
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
Pasta La Vista: Italian Restaurant Chain Shutters NY Location After 19 Years Pasta La Vista: Italian Restaurant Chain Shutters NY Location After 19 Years
Pasta La Vista: Italian Restaurant Chain Shutters NY Location After 19 Years An Italian restaurant chain with locations across the country has closed several of its New York eateries. Carrabba’s Italian Grill shuttered its Albany County restaurant – located in Latham at 675 Troy Schenectady Road – on Friday, Feb. 23 after 19 years in operation. It was the company’s sole Capital Region location. The restaurant chain also closed its only Long Island locations, in Smithtown at 730 Smithtown Bypass, and in Central Islip at 20 North Research Place. A spokesperson for Carrabba’s parent company, Bloomin’ Brands, told Daily Voice the closures were a business decision that …
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
Workout Facility Founded By NFL Player To Open Hudson Valley Location Workout Facility Founded By NFL Player To Open Hudson Valley Location
Workout Facility Founded By NFL Player To Open Hudson Valley Location If you want to shed a few pounds and get started on that summer body, you may want to check out an upcoming state-of-the-art workout facility in Northern Westchester.  D1 Training, a training facility franchise founded by former NFL player Will Bartholomew, will open a new location in Armonk at 130 Business Park Dr. on Monday, Feb. 26.  The facility will be owned by Kyle Stover and Jennifer Lung, who have already operated a physical therapy business in the Armonk area for 12 years.  Those who visit the new facility will be able to try a sports-science-backed traini…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination A  nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of meat products. Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., based in Mount Olive, NJ, says the undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa may be under-processed, which may have resulted in possible contamination with foodborne pathogens. The recall was announced by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Coppa products have various best-by-dates.  Coppa, a dry-cured capicola, is a boneless pork shoulder product that is dry-cured. Click here to view product…
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including NY, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including NY, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including NY, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination A recall has been issued for several Dole Fresh Vegetables salad kits due to possible Listeria contamination. Dole says the kits were processed on the same line as cheeses produced by Rizo-López Foods, which recalled a line of its dairy products, including cheeses. Related story - Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA "This recall notification is being issued due to the potential for cross-contamination of cheese contained in certain master packs by cheese potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from our packaged cheese supplier," Dole sai…
Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Featured On Michelin Guide To Reopen Under New Name Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Featured On Michelin Guide To Reopen Under New Name
Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Featured On Michelin Guide To Reopen Under New Name A popular restaurant in Northern Westchester featured on the prestigious Michelin Guide has announced that it will be closing and reopening under a new name.  La Crémaillère, located in Bedford at 46 Bedford-Banksville Rd., announced that it will be closing for repairs and renovations before reopening as Le Poisson, according to the business's website. The new eatery will be led by Chef Thomas Burke and will be a "seafood forward, fine dining" French restaurant, the business's owners said.  "We will feature only the finest quality seafood, a great wine list, and our classic …
Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns
Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns More than three-quarters of a million Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled due to potentially faulty air bags that could cause them to deploy unexpectedly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the motor vehicle giant is recalling upwards of 750,000 cars, SUVs, minivans, and pick-up trucks due to the malfunctioning air bags, which could pose a safety hazard, the agency says. Recalled models include Honda Civic, Accord, CR-V, Fit, HR-V, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Passport, Ridgeline vehicles, as well as the Acura MDX, RDX and TLX that were produc…
Stew Leonard's Recalls Several Chicken Products Stew Leonard's Recalls Several Chicken Products
Stew Leonard's Recalls Several Chicken Products Supermarket chain Stew Leonard’s has recalled several of its chicken products. The company said the voluntary recall was issued because the chicken salad and sliced chicken items may contain undeclared milk.  The products were sold in Stew Leonard’s deli department between August 2022 and Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. The products are: Sliced and Shaved Chicken Sliced and Shaved Buffalo Chicken Chicken Salad Chicken Salad Sub Sandwich Buffalo Chicken Salad Boom Boom Chicken Salad Cape Cod Chicken Salad  Lite Chicken Salad  The products were sold at Stew Leonard’s seven loca…
Quaker Oats Expands Recall Of Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat: Here's Latest Quaker Oats Expands Recall Of Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat: Here's Latest
Quaker Oats Expands Recall Of Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat: Here's Latest The Quaker Oats Company has added a new product to a recall for some of its cereals, bars, and snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were sold in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. The initial recall, announced in mid-December, was first expanded in early January to include additional products. The latest item was added to the recall list on Wednesday, Jan. 31 -- a granola bar with Best Before dates of Feb. 10 or Feb. 11, 2024 that was discontinued in September 2023. "Consumers should check their pantries and dispose of the product," Quaker O…