E Hartsdale Ave is looking better and better! Seven years ago half the stores on the Avenue were empty and the town was experiencing a real crisis on the avenue. Today, the downtown area is thriving. I was at the new yogurt store last night --lots of people enjoying the yogurts and children playing in the play area.
Chris Broda a local architect sent me the following e mail about 3 new businesses coming to downtown East Hartsdale Ave. I think the avenue is 100% occupied. Coming attractions: Farmer's market opens in June...free outdoor concerts coordinated by Town Clerk Judith Beville on Saturday mornings...streetscaping enhancements in 2014.
Hi Paul –
Not sure you are aware of this, but it would be great if you could let the e-list know that there are three new businesses opening up in downtown Hartsdale.
First, there’s a new yoga studio, Hot Yoga Journeys. They have a studio in Yonkers but just opened a new, much larger one here. The owners are Juniet and Elvis Rodriguez. The studio is at 218 East Hartsdale Avenue, located on the second floor (above O’Leary’s wine shop.) They specialize in Hot Yoga. Bring a towel! They are a terrific young couple and deserve a great Hartsdale welcome to the community.
Just under construction is a new restaurant in the Juice & Java space. It is called the Copper Kettle Café and will at first be take out only. We are applying for a Special Use Permit for seating. The menu will feature small plate American fare with Italian accents. The owner and chef is Joe D’Angelo, who owns the acclaimed Spigolo Restaurant on the Upper East Side in the City. Joe is a Hartsdale resident, in the apartments on East Hartsdale Ave. and wanted to have a place for people to pick up a great meal after a long day at work. If we get the Special Permit he will also feature local beers on tap and wine. Should be a great place. Joe is aiming for a June opening.
Also coming is a new dry cleaner in the old Aristocrat shop. The owner is Ray Lee, who owns 4 other locations in Westchester. The business is called EcoGreen and features state-of-the-art, ecologically friendly, water-based drycleaning. He is just getting his permits now but hope to open in early summer.