Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns
Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns A recall for a brand of vegetables and bagged salads has been expanded to 18 states due to possible Listeria contamination. Ohio-based Wiers Farm began its investigation in response to the Michigan Department of Agriculture's original findings, which led to the expansion.  Products in the expanded recall were packed between Friday, July through Friday, July 12. Vegetables that are part of the recall include cucumbers, green bell and jalapeno peppers, green beans, and cilantro. They were sold in a variety of different stores, including Walmart. For a full list of products, click…
Big Lots To Close Pair Of NY Stores Big Lots To Close Pair Of NY Stores
Big Lots To Close Pair Of NY Stores Discount retail chain Big Lots plans to close around 40 stores this year, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). It currently has around 1,425 stores nationwide. Six stores in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are slated to close, with both New York stores on Long Island. No store closures are scheduled for New Jersey. The company cited rising costs and inflation as reasons for the move and said a bankruptcy filing could be coming. Stores in the Northeast slated for closure are as follows: New York 260 Voice Road, Carle Place 231 Centere…
New Chick-fil-A In Yonkers Announces Opening Date: Here's When New Chick-fil-A In Yonkers Announces Opening Date: Here's When
New Chick-fil-A In Yonkers Announces Opening Date: Here's When The second Chick-fil-A location in Westchester County has announced its opening date.   New, updated report - Update: Here's Closer Look At New Drive-Thru Chick-fil-A In Yonkers The fast-food eatery will open in Yonkers at 2205 Central Park Ave. (Route 100) on Thursday, July 25.  The restaurant, known for its chicken sandwiches, will have a drive-thru and outdoor seating and will be the second to open in the county. The first opened at the Ardsley Travel Plaza on Interstate 87 North in June 2023.  Related Report - Rest Stop: New Service Area With Eateries Op…
'Delivery-First' Restaurant Opens In Westchester: Here's Where 'Delivery-First' Restaurant Opens In Westchester: Here's Where
'Delivery-First' Restaurant Opens In Westchester: Here's Where An all-new eatery in Westchester is giving customers the chance to experience cuisine from some of the world's best chefs in a single delivery order. Wonder, a restaurant chain that brands itself as "delivery-first," opened a new location in Larchmont at 1298 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) on Thursday, July 18.  The location brings a new food ordering concept to Westchester—customers can order food inspired by several iconic chefs such as Bobby Flay, Jose Andres, Nancy Silverton, and Marcus Samuelsson, as well as popular restaurant brands like Tejas Barbeque and Di Fara Pizza…
Millions Of BISSELL Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk Millions Of BISSELL Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk
Millions Of Bissell Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk Millions of steam cleaners that may be too hot to handle and were sold nationwide are being recalled after more than 150 burn injuries were reported. An alert was issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advising that BISSELL Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaners are being recalled, which can leak hot water or steam onto users, posing a possible burn hazard. Approximately 3.2 million units are subject to the recall. According to CPSC, the recall includes multiple models in the model series 39N7 and 2994. "STEAM SHOT," or "POWER STEAMER" is printed on the side of the product.&nb…
'Coolest Thing Made In NY' Competition Accepting Nominations 'Coolest Thing Made In NY' Competition Accepting Nominations
'Coolest Thing Made In NY' Competition Accepting Nominations Know of a product that’s too cool for school? The Business Council of New York State is now accepting nominations for its inaugural “Coolest Thing Made in New York” competition. "A statewide initiative aimed at spotlighting the innovation, creativity, and manufacturing excellence of businesses across the state," the council said of the contest.  "This exciting competition will provide a platform for manufacturers to showcase their products and highlight the vital role they play in driving New York's economy forward." The competition is open to all products that are created in New Yor…
Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including One In Westchester Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including One In Westchester
Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including One In Westchester Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including seven in New York. The supermarket said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth.  Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint with more than 350 stores.  The company said Stop & Shop associates at impacted locations will be offered other opportunities within the company.  “Stop & Shop is proud of the deep roots and community ties we have de…
Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Yonkers Store: Here's When Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Yonkers Store: Here's When
Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Yonkers Store: Here's When A global lingerie brand owned by iconic pop star and actress Rihanna is set to open a new storefront at a Westchester shopping center. The store, which will sell Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie product line, will hold its grand opening at the Cross County Center in Yonkers on Friday, July 12.  The over 3,000-square-foot store will offer a wide range of affordable lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, and sportswear available in sizes XS–4X/XS–XXXXL, according to the owners.  According to Rihanna herself, the brand aims to "make people look good and feel good."  "We want y…
New Eatery Opens Inside Historic Building In Westchester New Eatery Opens Inside Historic Building In Westchester
New Eatery Opens Inside Historic Building In Westchester Fans of dishes cooked in wood-fired ovens and enjoyers of aged meats may want to visit an all-new restaurant housed in an over 140-year-old building in Westchester.  1881 Kitchen Table, located in Port Chester at 112 North Main St., will hold its grand opening on Thursday, July 18, the owners announced.  Located in the village's downtown area, the restaurant, which is now open, was constructed inside a building dating back to 1881 that once housed a library, a gentleman's room, a speakeasy, and Siegels and Hart Schaffner Marx clothing stores.  The eatery's owners, …
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When Lettuce talk about the latest buzz in the fast-food world. McDonald’s is bringing back its Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder, first launched in 2022, for another limited run beginning Wednesday, July 10. Brazenly dubbed “everyone's favorite sandwich,” the burger features a “100 percent fresh” Quarter Pounder beef patty, two slices of American cheese, three half strips of applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and a special, smoky BLT sauce all on a toasted sesame seed bun. “The smooth and creamy BLT sauce is seasoned to perfection with paprika, parsley and black pepper,” McDonald’s said in a …
Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner
Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue has acquired rival Neiman Marcus, with Amazon jumping on board with a stake in the newly combined company. HBC, the parent company of Saks, entered into an agreement to acquire Neiman Marcus Group, the parent company of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, for a total enterprise value of $2.65 billion.  As part of the deal, Amazon will provide logistics in what HBC says will be a "technology-powered luxury retail company." “We're thrilled to take this step in bringing together these iconic luxury names, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Ber…
Westchester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day Westchester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day
Westchester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day A well-liked Westchester restaurant known for its unique cocktails and oysters has announced its last day in business.  Saltaire Oyster Bar and Kitchen, located in Port Chester at 55 Abendroth Ave., will open for the last time on Sunday, July 14, the owners announced on social media on Friday, July 5.  The owners, Leslie and Elizabeth Barnes, did not make a reason for the closure public.  The restaurant is known for offering a daily selection of oysters from several different regions, including Canada, northern New England, and even the West Coast. It also features a raw bar…
Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks
Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks Trader Joe's is cautioning customers to trash a certain scented candle that poses a potential safety risk, the grocery giant announced. The company issued an alert regarding its "Mango Tangerine Scented Candle," which they say may have an "unexpected burn pattern." According to Trader Joe's officials, the candle flame can spread from the wick to the wax causing a larger than expected flame, presenting a burn or fire risk. Trader Joe’s Mango Tangerine Scented Candle Trader Joe's The recalled candles, which are part of the company's seasonal rotation were sold nationwide. The pr…
New Eatery To Celebrate Opening In Ardsley: '3 Years In Making,' Owner Says New Eatery To Celebrate Opening In Ardsley: '3 Years In Making,' Owner Says
New Eatery To Celebrate Opening In Ardsley: '3 Years In Making,' Owner Says If you're craving something a little more authentic than instant ramen, a soon-to-be-opening Westchester restaurant has you covered.  Ramen Musashi, located at 800 Saw Mill River Rd. in Ardsley, will hold its grand opening celebration on Friday, July 5 at 11 a.m.  The eatery will be Ardsley's first Japanese-owned ramen restaurant, according to co-owners Paul Luce and Hitoshi Miyawaki, a Kyoto-trained ramen chef who curated the business's menu.  Luce said the restaurant has been a long time coming.  "This has actually been almost 3 years in the making," he said, ad…
‘Is He Serious?’ NY Ice Cream Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Employees’ Tips ‘Is He Serious?’ NY Ice Cream Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Employees’ Tips
‘Is He Serious?’ NY Ice Cream Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Employees’ Tips Social media is abuzz with outrage after a New York mother accused an ice cream shop owner of withholding customer tips that were given to her 15-year-old son and other employees. In a post on a community Facebook page Monday, July 1, the Long Island resident said her son quit his job at the Hauppauge business after the owner allegedly told him he “can’t figure out” how to separate tips that customers paid using a debit or credit card on his point-of-sale system. “I am not one who tips for every little thing, but people were tipping these kids on their credit cards, which they really apprec…
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores, the family apparel and shoe retailer, will close all of its 21 locations throughout the Northeast after the company said it is bankrupt. The stores will remain open through July 14 as the company sells its remaining items at greatly reduced prices. Some things were marked down as much as 70 percent, according to a news release. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last month, is $29.4 million in debt, according to the court filing.  Bob's President Dave Barton apologized to the communities affected by the closures.  We regret that our financ…
Salon Tragedy: Video Shows Alleged Drunk Driver Crash Into NY Business, Killing Cop, 3 Others Salon Tragedy: Video Shows Alleged Drunk Driver Crash Into NY Business, Killing Cop, 3 Others
Salon Tragedy: Video Shows Alleged Drunk Driver Crash Into NY Business, Killing Cop, 3 Others Newly released video shows the moment an alleged drunk driver crashed his SUV into a New York nail salon, killing four people, including a police officer, and injuring nine others. The Long Island incident happened at around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the hamlet of Deer Park. Suffolk County Police said Steven Schwally, age 64, of Dix Hills, was speeding southbound through a Kohl’s parking lot, near Commack Road and Grand Boulevard, before he crossed Grand Boulevard and crashed through the front window of Hawaii Nail & Spa. Earlier Report: IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including C…
These 14 Westchester Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These 14 Westchester Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These 14 Westchester Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say More than a dozen eateries in Westchester are among the best in the world for their carefully crafted wine selections, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator.  The 14 Westchester eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine.  The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are:  Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located in Pocantico Hills at 630 Bedford Rd.; Crabtree's Kittle House Restaurant and Inn, located in Chappaqu…
Business To Celebrate Reopening In Westchester As New Owner Rebuilds Brand Business To Celebrate Reopening In Westchester As New Owner Rebuilds Brand
Business To Celebrate Reopening In Westchester As New Owner Rebuilds Brand After closing more than a year ago, a store in Westchester will soon celebrate its grand re-opening at its original location thanks to its new owner who is working to rebuild its brand.  Harmon Discount, a beauty store located in New Rochelle at 77 Quaker Ridge Rd., will hold a grand re-opening celebration on Friday, June 28 at 3:30 p.m. The store originally closed in February 2023 after its parent company, Bed Bath & Beyond, filed for bankruptcy. Despite this, the owner of the Quaker Ridge location, Jonah Raskas, decided to buy the Harmon brand. "Harmon was a successful busi…
New Chipotle Location With Drive-Thru To Open In Westchester: Here's Where New Chipotle Location With Drive-Thru To Open In Westchester: Here's Where
New Chipotle Location With Drive-Thru To Open In Westchester: Here's Where Burrito lovers will soon be able to get their fix at an all-new Chipotle location about to open in Northern Westchester.  The new Chipotle Mexican Grill, located in Yorktown Heights at 3200 Crompond Rd., will open on Wednesday, June 26.  According to a company spokesperson, the eatery, known for its burritos, bowls, and tacos, will feature a "Chipotlane," a drive-thru lane for customers to pick up their digital orders.  Additionally, another incentive for prospective visitors will be the new Chicken al Pastor menu item, which is prepared with a marinade of seared morita pepp…
New Store To Open In Westchester: Here's Where New Store To Open In Westchester: Here's Where
New Store To Open In Westchester: Here's Where An all-new store and donation center is about to open in Westchester.  The first day of business for the Goodwill store, located next to Walgreens at 1333 West Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) in Larchmont, will be on Tuesday, June 25.  The 4,976-square-foot store will offer a selection of used and new women's, men's, and kids' clothing in addition to household wares.  The store will open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Because Goodwill is a nonprofit, anyone who donates used items to the store will receive a tax receipt upon request. 
New Eatery Open For Business In Westchester New Eatery Open For Business In Westchester
New Eatery Open For Business In Westchester If you're craving a bite to eat, you may want to check out an all-new café in Northern Westchester that just celebrated its opening.  Whatever Café, located at 18 Tighe Rd. in the hamlet of Shenorock in the town of Somers, opened for business on Saturday, June 8.  The all-new eatery, which brands itself as a "cozy new spot to the neighborhood," offers a wide variety of classic American and Mexican fare, including burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, tacos, burritos, and flatbread pizza.  The restaurant even combines the two, in items such as the "Big Mac tacos," …
Grocery Store Chain Opens New Location In Westchester Grocery Store Chain Opens New Location In Westchester
Grocery Store Chain Opens New Location In Westchester A grocery store franchise has opened its third location in a Westchester County city.  An all-new Atlantis Fresh Market is now open for business in Mount Vernon at 422 Gramatan Ave., Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard announced on Thursday, June 13.  The location is the franchise's third store in the city. The other two are located on East Sandford Boulevard and South Columbus Avenue.  "We couldn't be more thrilled," Patterson-Howard said of the store's opening, adding, "Atlantis Fresh Market is more than just a well-run franchise; they are an amazing commu…
New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Irvington: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There' New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Irvington: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There'
LuDy Cafe Opens For Business In Irvington Coffee lovers in Westchester, mark your calendars — an all-new cafe dedicated to enhancing its customers' daily caffeine intake will soon be celebrating its opening.  LuDy Cafe, located in Irvington at 7 North Astor St., will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. The establishment, founded by husband and wife Tim and Ashley Akapo, aims to "enhance your coffee experience and make every moment memorable," according to its Yelp page. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will feature live music and giveaways, the eatery will offer coffee and complimentar…
Westchester Restaurant Announces Sale: Here's Last Day Of Service Westchester Restaurant Announces Sale: Here's Last Day Of Service
Westchester Restaurant Announces Sale: Here's Last Day Of Service After nearly a decade, the owners of a well-liked Westchester sports bar have decided to sell their business.  In an announcement on Monday, June 10, the owners of North End Tavern, located in New Rochelle at 1301 North Ave., said they would sell their establishment to a new ownership group after eight years in business.  Although the owners did not specify the circumstances behind their decisions, they said it was for "many good reasons."  "We were very proud to serve New Rochelle and the surrounding communities and value deeply the relationships we have made," the owners w…
NY Woman Sues Cold Stone Over Lack Of Pistachios In Ice Cream NY Woman Sues Cold Stone Over Lack Of Pistachios In Ice Cream
NY Woman Sues Cold Stone Over Lack Of Pistachios In Ice Cream A New York woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Cold Stone Creamery, claiming that the company falsely advertised a number of its flavors. The lawsuit, filed by Nassau County resident Jenna Marie Duncan, may soon move to court, according to documents. Duncan, who is from Farmingdale, claimed that in July 2022, she visited a Levittown Cold Stone for a frozen treat. She ordered the pistachio ice cream under the guise that it contained pistachios. However, Duncan later looked at ingredient lists on the Cold Stone website, which revealed that the pistachio ice cream did not list…
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting To fight the recent rise in shoplifting and retail theft, shoppers could see store security employees wearing body-worn cameras to help catch thieves red-handed.  TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Serria, HomeSense, and HomeGoods, said will begin equipping some employees with body-worn cameras similar to those worn by police, the Boston Globe reported. The company started testing the initiative last year.  The company operates nearly 3,400 stores nationwide.  A call to the Framingham, Massachusetts, headquarters of TJX for comment was not immediately r…
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Westchester Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Westchester
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Westchester A popular cookie company that specializes in ever-changing unique flavors has officially opened a new location in Northern Westchester. A new Crumbl Cookies location in Yorktown at the Staples Plaza at 3333 Crompond Rd. celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 6. Earlier Report - Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Northern Westchester: Here's When The cookie shop, owned by brothers Justin and Scott Cinnamon, serves a rotating menu of gourmet cookies.  "We offer six gourmet desserts a week. We have a rotating menu of more than 300 flavors," expl…
2 New Businesses To Celebrate Openings In Dobbs Ferry: Here's Where, When 2 New Businesses To Celebrate Openings In Dobbs Ferry: Here's Where, When
2 New Businesses To Celebrate Openings In Dobbs Ferry: Here's Where, When More local businesses are set to open soon in a Westchester County village.  The two businesses, which will both be located in the village of Dobbs Ferry and will celebrate their openings with ribbon-cutting ceremonies, are:  Parlor Dental, which will open at 66 Main St., Suite A on Tuesday, June 18 at 5 p.m.; Hi There!, a gift shop that will open at 7 Cedar St. on Wednesday, June 26 at 5 p.m. Parlor Dental, which will be opened by maxillofacial prosthodontist Igor Chikunov, will be a family-owned practice dedicated to creating a "warm, welcoming environment" for patien…
New Indoor Sports Facility Celebrates Opening In Westchester: Here's Where New Indoor Sports Facility Celebrates Opening In Westchester: Here's Where
New Indoor Sports Facility Celebrates Opening In Westchester: Here's Where An all-new premier indoor sports facility in Westchester that offers ideal playing conditions all year long is now open for bookings.  Socceroof, an indoor soccer facility chain, held a grand opening for its New Rochelle location on the third floor of the New Roc City shopping mall on Thursday, May 30. The 55,000-square-foot facility features several indoor fields with advanced turf, professional lighting, and climate control. Thanks to this, players who use the facility won't have to worry about the weather.  Soccer players aren't the only ones who will get to use the facility, …
Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations
Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations Red Lobster plans to close more restaurants just weeks after it filed for bankruptcy, according to a new report. In a bankruptcy petition filed on Sunday, May 19, the company listed assets of $1 billion and liabilities of $10 billion. Days before the filing, dozens of Red Lobster locations were listed as "temporarily closed" on the company's website, including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook In an updated list of closures reported by CNN on Thursday, June 6, five new locations in New York have been added to the list, including it…