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…
'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…
Yorktown's Little Sorrento Celebrates 35 Years Yorktown's Little Sorrento Celebrates 35 Years
Yorktown's Little Sorrento Celebrates 35 Years A much-loved Italian restaurant in Northern Westchester celebrated its 35th anniversary by throwing it back to the late eighties.  Little Sorrento, located in Yorktown Heights at 3565 Crompond Rd. (Route 202) since 1989, celebrated its 35th year in business during an event held on Wednesday, April 3.  To celebrate the momentous occasion, the business, owned by the DePaterio family, offered traditional dishes at the prices they would have been offered in 1989.  This meant dishes like the Chicken Parmigiana Dinner and Large Pizza were $10.95 and $8.00, respectiv…
New Movie Theater Coming To Westchester: Here's When It Will Open New Movie Theater Coming To Westchester: Here's When It Will Open
New Movie Theater Coming To Westchester: Here's When It Will Open Movie lovers, stay tuned — a new theater will soon be opening for business in Westchester. In an announcement on Tuesday, April 2, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach revealed that Apple Cinemas has signed a lease for the former Showcase Cinema location at 237 Martine Ave.  The new theater is projected to open during the first week of May, Roach added. The former Showcase Cinema closed its doors in late October 2023 and had been the last theater in White Plains.  Earlier Report - Movie Theater To Permanently Close In White Plains: 'It Has Been Our Pleasure' Check back to …
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 …
Business In Heart Of Ridgefield Closes Up Shop After 74-Year Run Business In Heart Of Ridgefield Closes Up Shop After 74-Year Run
Business In Heart Of Ridgefield Closes Up Shop After 74-Year Run After a 74-year run, a favorite Fairfield County fine jewelry store is permanently closing. Craig's Fine Jewelry, a Main Street staple in Ridgefield, is closing on Friday, March 29, as the owner Billy Craig retires, a sign in the window announced. The founder, Helen Craig, purchased the business in 1950 never imagining that her small family business would be what it is today, the company website says. Her son Norman Craig and his wife Elsie continued to grow the business, offering only the finest quality jewelry and personal service.  In 1983, they left the business to their three ch…
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 Yorktown 3 National Retailers Moving Into Former Kmart Location In Yorktown
3 National Retailers Moving Into Former Kmart Location In Yorktown 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…
New Barnes & Noble Coming To Northern Westchester: Here's Where New Barnes & Noble Coming To Northern Westchester: Here's Where
New Barnes & Noble Coming To Northern Westchester: Here's Where Iconic bookstore chain Barnes & Noble will soon open a new location in Northern Westchester. The mega-bookseller has signed a lease to open a new store in the former Walgreens space at 55 South Moger Ave. in Mount Kisco, according to Beth Vetare Civitello, Co-Executive Director of the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce.  The 13,700-square-foot store will take the space as of Friday, Aug. 2, Vetare Civitello added.  In a statement, the Chamber of Commerce said the store's arrival would help Mount Kisco become a "hub of Northern Westchester."  "Our belief…
Michaels To Open New Store At Bustling Plaza In Westchester Michaels To Open New Store At Bustling Plaza In Westchester
Michaels To Open New Store At Bustling Plaza In Westchester 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…
Corner Deli Closes After 14-Year Run In Ridgefield Corner Deli Closes After 14-Year Run In Ridgefield
Corner Deli Closes After 14-Year Run In Ridgefield After 14 years of serving plenty of hot egg sandwiches on a roll, subs, and homemade chicken soup, a popular Fairfield County deli has closed. The owners of Tony's Corner Deli at 622 Main St., in Ridgefield, announced on Facebook on Saturday, March 23, that they were walking away from the business. "We want to thank all of our customers for the last 14 years for your patronage," Rosely and Domenick said. "It’s been a pleasure serving this community and we have endured some beautiful friendships with our customers and will cherish them forever." The couple said COVID brought the busine…
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…
Iconic 71-Year-Old Deli Opens All-New Westchester Location Iconic 71-Year-Old Deli Opens All-New Westchester Location
Iconic 71-Year-Old Deli Opens All-New Westchester Location A beloved deli with more than seven decades of history has already met success after opening a new location in Westchester.  Liebman's Kosher Delicatessen & Restaurant, which originally opened in the Bronx in 1953, opened a new location in Ardsley at 472 Ashford Ave. on Monday, March 18.  According to the new eatery's owner, the grand opening was a "great success."  "The first day at the new location in Westchester is now in the past and let me tell you that was completely insane!" owner Yuval Dekel wrote on social media on Tuesday, March 19, adding, "Thank you so much t…
Stew Leonard's Issues Recall Of These Apple Desserts Stew Leonard's Issues Recall Of These Apple Desserts
Stew Leonard's Issues Recall Of These Apple Desserts Supermarket chain Stew Leonard's is recalling two desserts containing apples.  The company issued the voluntary recall on Friday, March 15 for the chain's Apple Crisp made with Honeycrisp Apples (whole and half pies) and the No Sugar Apple Pie, which may contain undeclared milk and undeclared eggs, respectively.  The two products were both sold in Stew Leonard's bakery department between Monday, Aug. 28, and Friday, March 8, the company said.  Seven locations sold the products, including stores in Connecticut, in Danbury, Norwalk, and Newington; in New York: in Yonkers, East…
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…
Westchester Eatery Permanently Closes Westchester Eatery Permanently Closes
Westchester Eatery Permanently Closes A restaurant in Westchester has just gone out of business. Mamajuana Cafe Prime, located in Hartsdale at 215 East Hartsdale Ave., announced on its website that it was permanently closed as of Friday, March 15.   The eatery, which opened in March 2023, had served Latin fashion cuisine and had been known for its tropical ambiance.  No reason for the closure was given on the restaurant's website.  Those who loved visiting the eatery can still enjoy three other Mamajuana Cafe locations in New York City, as well as two in New Jersey. 
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…
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: 'Place Where Everyone Is Satisfied' New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: 'Place Where Everyone Is Satisfied'
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: 'Place Where Everyone Is Satisfied' An all-new establishment in Westchester promising to be your next favorite spot to watch sports and comedy acts will soon hold its grand opening. Yonkers Social Lounge, located at 143 Lake Ave., will officially open on Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m., when it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony that will be attended by Yonkers city officials such as Mayor Mike Spano. An opening event for the public will then take place at 8 p.m. later that night.  The establishment, owned by Dwayne Cloud and Habbari Cleveland, will offer several delicious menu items such as cheeseburgers, buffalo wings, st…
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…
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…
Take Look Inside: Westchester's First Cannabis Dispensary Celebrates Opening Take Look Inside: Westchester's First Cannabis Dispensary Celebrates Opening
Take Look Inside: Westchester's First Cannabis Dispensary Celebrates Opening The first cannabis dispensary in Westchester is now open for business and is looking to become an integral part of its community. Elevate Cannabis Dispensary, located in Mount Vernon at 127 South Terrace Ave., held its official grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Earlier Report - Westchester's First Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Official Grand Opening In Mount Vernon The event was attended by officials from the New York State Office of Cannabis Management as well as Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and City Comptroller Darr…
Rebranded Restaurant Celebrates 15th Anniversary In Mohegan Lake Rebranded Restaurant Celebrates 15th Anniversary In Mohegan Lake
Rebranded Restaurant Celebrates 15th Anniversary In Mohegan Lake A restaurant in Northern Westchester celebrating its 15th anniversary is rebranding under a new name.  Augie's Prime Cut, located in Mohegan Lake at 3436 Lexington Ave., has changed its name to "Augie's Prime Italian" and will be celebrating its 15th anniversary between Sunday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 13, the owners announced.  The idea to rebrand the eatery under a new name was prompted by a desire for change as the restaurant approached the milestone anniversary.  "Augie’s has always been about delivering exceptional dining experiences—and that’s exactly what we’ll …
Spring Into Self-Care: Salons, Spas To Hold Month-Long Special Offers In This Westchester City Spring Into Self-Care: Salons, Spas To Hold Month-Long Special Offers In This Westchester City
Spring Into Self-Care: Salons, Spas To Hold Month-Long Special Offers In This Westchester City To help residents shake off their winter blues as spring approaches, several beauty businesses in a Westchester city will be holding special offers on self-care services.  The White Plains Business Improvement District will be holding its promotional event "MARCH Into Self-Care" beginning on Friday, March 1, and continuing until Sunday, March 31.  As part of the event, participating salons, spas, and other beauty establishments in downtown White Plains will hold specials on pampering and wellness services such as haircuts, acupuncture, facials, therapeutic IVs, massages, and more.…
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…