John Golden has a must-read article today in the Westchester County Business Journal, New takes on New Rochelle development
Golden talks with Mayor Noam Bramson, Development Commission Michael Freimuth, City Council Member Al Tarantino and Cappelli Enterprises spokesperson Joe Apicella.
The big news coming out of the article is that announced attention of Cappelli Enterprises to submit a scaled black for LeCount Square.Read more
Council Member Lou Trangucci explained plans to build a diner in the Home Depot parking lot. The diner would be about 2/3rds the size of the old Thruway diner. The image below shows a satellite photo where the Thruway Diner has been cropped out and placed on top of the Home Deport parking lot. The Home Depot is required to have a certain number of spaces per square foot of retails space and is considering opening up spaces at the other end of the lot to make room for the diner. What do you think? Is this a good idea or not?Read more
The old Loews Theater, previously a nightclub and later planned to be a 156 unit condo/rental building with its own parking deck will be put up for auction on March 31, Thursday, at 11 a.m.
Tranzon Integrated Property Group, a New York-based a full- service auction and real estate company, will conduct the auction. Also on the block are several commercial properties including 8 office properties, 9 retail stores, and the former 2,500 seat theater turned nightclub.
The commercial properties located at 587-599 Main Street, also known as 48 Huguenot Street, was previously approved as a residential development by the City of New Rochelle. The commercial properties, built through the entire block on Huguenot Street has half of the block as the retail frontage. Total area for the entire commercial properties is about 53,000 square feet.
Press Release from Tranzon:Read more
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The Mobil Gas Station on North Avenue and Brookside near Iona College has increased the price of high octane gasoline to $4.05 breaking the significant psychological $4.00 barrier as prices have shot up across the nation in response to recent unrest in the Middle East, as if Americans needed another reason to despise Muammar al-Gaddafi.
Prices are moving so fast that there is a wide variation in prices right now. Another station was offering high octane gasoline for $3.76 on the same day.
Shopping around might save you $5 per trip to the pump. Consider an online service like http://gasbuddy.com/ to check prices.Read more
The store opened its doors this week and is in soft launch for now. There will be an official grand opening in a month or so but if you want to stop by and beta tests some delicious frozen yogurt and speciality coffee drinks while they get things up and running you are welcome.
Beanberry is owned by the same folks who brought you the nearby Gallery Cafe (with a kiosk located in City Hall).Read more
One of the nice things about having Ballet Atlantic in downtown New Rochelle, in addition to its great new facility and easy access, is the fact that we can conveniently visit restaurants and stores during our children’s classes and also run errands with our kids after class. One of my very favorite post ballet excursions with my children is a walk to Merry-Go-Round Toy Store which has been a fixture at 188 North Avenue for 60 years. It has been popular among families for six decades because it remains fully stocked year round, not just during the holidays, offers competitive prices, and for me, most importantly, is child friendly and offers knowledgeable service. For us busy parents, it is also open seven days a week, and oh, provides free gift wrapping. What more could a parent want?Read more