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Downtown Business District Sees Positive Momentum toward Leasing Empty Storefronts PDF Print Email

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By Carol P. Bartold, Senior Reporter                    


Sep. 20, 2017: Despite an uptick in empty storefronts in Bronxville's downtown business district, Mayor Mary Marvin and Jonathan Gordon, president and CEO of Admiral Real Estate Services, are seeing good momentum toward attracting tenants to lease the spaces.

Gordon stated that approximately 6,800 square feet of commercial space is unoccupied in approximately five storefronts in the village.

Admiral Real Estate Services, according to Gordon, has recently signed three leases. One Love Foundation and Love Shoes, from Larchmont, have leased space on Pondfield Road. An herbal apothecary shop will move into the former Pure Mountain Olive Oil shop on Kraft Avenue. In addition, a juice bar is slated to open on Cedar Street in the space vacated by Stipo Optical.

A lease is in negotiation for the former North dress shop on Pondfield Road.

In courting tenants for village properties, Gordon has noticed that interest in commercial and storefront property in Bronxville comes from businesses that deal in “anything that can’t be bought on the Internet.” Marvin concurred, saying, “If people can buy something at midnight on the Internet, it’s very hard for village merchants to compete.”

Both Gordon and Marvin recognize that the village code was written during an era when soft goods retailers formed the backbone of the downtown business district, the very businesses that have been hit hardest with the rise of Internet commerce. “The village code was written in an effort to curtail parking and traffic issues,” Gordon said. “Soft goods stores tend to generate less vehicular traffic.”

Marvin emphasized that in revising the community plan, the village must change to allow for the new reality that service-oriented businesses must be included in the retail mix. “We can no longer ban service business on the first floor,” she said. “Those days are gone.” She added that the trustees are mindful of the need to allow service businesses to open without losing the authenticity and ambience of the downtown business district.

Gordon observed that allowing more service-oriented businesses to open primes the pump for soft goods stores. “It creates a snowball effect,” he said. “We need to get more people into the village to patronize businesses.”

The good news, Marvin said, is that a revitalized retail mix and marketing committee has generated interest in Bronxville. Made up of merchants, commercial property owners, residents, and others, the committee galvanized its attention toward the empty stores and locating viable tenants.

Marvin is grateful for the short-term success in generating positive energy about the village. At the same time, she recognizes that much work lies ahead in addressing such issues as traffic flow, traffic safety, and parking.

Pictured here:  A section of the Pondfield Road business district. 

Photo by A. Warner

 

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Apparel & Accessories - Children

Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon is a unique gift shop specializing in beautiful clothing and gifts for babies and young children, including adorable dresses and outfits for girls and boys, sweaters, bedding, baby gifts and accessories. They also carry gifts for adults including throws, cosmetic bags and other special items. Silver Spoon specializes in monogramming to create truly personalized items and gifts. They also offer a baby gift registry and complimentary gift wrap. 

81 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-771-7645
silverspoon81@verizon.net

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Apparel - Dance and Active Wear

 

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Centre Stage

"Shop Central for Dancers" -The Journal News

Featuring the finest in dance, gymnastics, ice skating, cheerleading, yoga apparel & women's active wear and specialty footwear for all the disciplines of dance. A complete selection including Mondor, So Danca, Danskin, Eurotard, Capezio, Baltogs, Sugar Lips, City Limits, Sansha, Body Wrappers, Gaynor Minden, and Grishko. Gillies & Hard Shoes for Irish Step. Pointe and Ballroom Shoes. Unusual costumes, unique Halloween outfits, porcelain dolls, music boxes, Arbonne cosmetics, books, jewelry & gifts.

1875 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont 834 4160

504 Fifth Avenue, Pelham 738 9600
centrestage@ballet-arts.net
http://www.ballet-arts.net/CentreStageStore/index.htm
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Apparel & Accessories - Women

Toney Toni & The Gang

This wonderful boutique prides itself on personal service. Owners Kim Linn and her mother, Judith Meltzer, do all the buying together. They work closely with customers to put together great outfits that fit each customer's individual style. They offer apparel and accessories for casual every day wear as well as for special occasions. They carry a number of designers including Rebecca Taylor, Nicole Miller, Three Dots T-Shirts, Burning Torch, Calypso, Nieves Lavi, Cambio, Nanette Lepore and Isda & Co.

Bronxville Store
70 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-793-0737
Manager: Susan Corcoran

Katonah Store
189 Katonah Avenue
Katonah, New York
914-232-3283



 

Beauty, Wellness & Spa

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary has been serving the Bronxville community for 7 years.  We build on an ancient tradition of mind, body, and spirit focus that is essential to total health, life balance, and true peace. Our clients experience an increase in well-being by participating in individualized holistic services including massage, facials, energy healing services, meditation, yoga therapy, and workshops

Schedule your appointment online

Purchase a gift certificate online

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary

14 Studio Arcade

Bronxville, NY 10708

914-337-9356

Info@bronxvillewellness.com

www.bronxvillewellness.com


Definition Beauty

At Definition Beauty, our spa offers a tranquil, relaxing environment where you can renew and energize your spirit. We offer several skincare services to be enjoyed by men and women in the Bronxville, NY area, including all of Westchester County. Our beauticians are committed to making every visit pleasurable and inspiring.

102 Pondfield Rd.
Bronxville, NY 10708
Phone: 646-852-5586
 

Maison Rouge

Owned by international makeup artist, Patricia Margro, a trip to Maison Rouge will leave you feeling more beautiful and relaxed. This specialty boutique pairs hard-to-find make up brands like Kevyn Auccion, Laura Mercier and Two-Faced with premium skincare brands like Darphin, Clarks Botanicals, Tracie Martyn, and MD skincare with the kind of service and personal applications only previously available for the red carpet. Professional makeovers and eyebrow grooming are available in-store or on location for private events.

27 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708-3703
(914) 779-8869
maisonrougeny@hotmail.com


Posh Beauty Boutique

POSH Beauty Boutique is a uxury spa offering the ultimate in body therapies and skincare.  The founder of POSH Beauty Boutique is Bronxville resident Diana Rainsford who is a master Reflexologist and Esthetician.

POSH offers customized facials, massage, waxing, spray tans, professional makeup applications and much more including customized, all-inclusive packages for your bachelorette party, special birthday, or for fun with your friends. Little Miss packages are also available for your little princess’s special occasions.

POSH uses Eminence Organic Skin Care for all their facials. Body treatments are performed in their luxuriously appointed Hydrotherapy room with Vichy shower.

POSH Beauty Boutique

118 Pondfield Road

Bronxville, NY 10708

914-361-1277

info@poshbronxville.com

www.poshbronxville.com


Zen Spa

Zen Spa has been in Bronxville for twenty years and is owned and operated by the mother and daughter team of Grace and Na Ko. It is located by the Metro North railroad station, and walk-ins are welcome.

They specialize in regular and gel manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, waxing and reflexology (foot massage). They use special organic products for their spa manicures and pedicures. They offer chair massage or a two hour pampering session which includes an hour room massage or deep cleanse facial, with manicure and pedicure. They also offer eyelash and eyebrow tinting and the newer concept of eyelash extensions

The atmosphere is relaxing. All of the staff have expertise in all aspects of the spa and most of them have been working there for over ten years.  

Private parties are popular, especially little girls birthday parties, and of course bridal showers and wedding parties. They sell gift certificates and packages designed by you. Finally, they offer a Membership where you can buy ten deep tissue massages and then get one free. They are open seven days: Mon. to Sat. 9:30am to 7:30pm and Sun. 9:30 am to 6:30pm.

25 Pondfield Road

Bronxville, NY 10708

914.771-5056

zenspabxv@gmail.com

www.instagram.com/zenspabx



Drug Stores

Value Drugs of Bronxville

Value Drugs of Bronxville has been a member of the Bronxville Community for over twenty years. They are a family center where you can find a large variety of items. They have over fifty departments including toys, clothing, home goods and everything else you need from your neighborhood drug store. They have a full-service pharmacy with free delivery. You can also find a large variety of seasonal goods for every time of year

80 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708-3801
(914) 337-2520


Value Plus

ValuePlus Pharmacy is a local business part of the Yonkers community, located on Tuckahoe Road next to Grassy Sprain Diner. Independently owned, the pharmacy thrives upon its ability to connect with its customers while providing a high level of customer satisfaction.  You'll also find a large selection of school supplies. 

485 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers
(near Staples)
914.961-1185
valuepluspharmacy@gmail.com



Eye Care

Bronxville Vision Care

Bronxville Vision Care offers eye examinations and same-day service on most eyeglasses and contact lens services.  The center is open every day and accepts most vision plans, including VSP, Eye Med, Spectera, and Pomco.  John Dello Russo is the optician and Dr. Josephine Russo is the optometrist.  Dr. Russo, a graduate of SUNY Optometry, has been in practice since 1996.  Mr. Dello Russo, who has an MBA in finance and is an adjunct instructor at CUNY, has been an optician since 1976 and is designated a Master of Ophthalmic Optics by the American Board of Opticianry.

10 Park Place
Bronxville, NY
914-337-4440



 

Family Variety Stores

Value Drugs of Bronxville

Value Drugs of Bronxville has been a member of the Bronxville Community for over twenty years. They are a family center where you can find a large variety of items. They have over fifty departments including toys, clothing, home goods and everything else you need from your neighborhood drug store. They have a full-service pharmacy with free delivery. You can also find a large variety of seasonal goods for every time of year

80 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708-3801
(914) 337-2520


Value Plus

ValuePlus Pharmacy is a local business part of the Yonkers community, located on Tuckahoe Road next to Grassy Sprain Diner. Independently owned, the pharmacy thrives upon its ability to connect with its customers while providing a high level of customer satisfaction.  You'll also find a large selection of school supplies. 

485 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers
(near Staples)
914.961-1185
valuepluspharmacy@gmail.com



Florists

Tryforos & Pernice Florist

The Tryforos family has roots in the floral industry since the late 1800's and is privileged to be serving Bronxville since 1963. Their distinctive arrangements and bouquets consist of top of the market flowers from Holland, New Zealand, South America, the Pacific Basin and the US. For the floral enthusiast, all of their arrangements are customized from classic to trendy themes with inventive designs. Lush, dense packed vase arrangements in clear, low square, round glass, terra cotta and leaf lined vases are always available. They have beautiful orchids; potted and cut, as well as green and flowering plants which vary by season. They are pleased to present your unique inspirations for gift giving. Their customer base: "Busy People". They deliver and send flowers worldwide.

M-F: 9am-6pm
Sat.: 9am-5pm

73 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
914.337.2525
www.tryforosflorist.com



Framing

Tuckahoe Framing Gallery

114 Main Street
Tuckahoe, NY 10707

914-222-9276



Furriers

Bronxville Furriers
Many women wear furs during the winter season because they are excellent for the retention of heat and fashionable. The cost of furs depends on the material used for manufacture as well as the overall design. Established in 1926, Bronxville Furriers specializes in the sale of fine furs as well as cleaning, remodeling and repairing furs. It also has an expertise in the proper storage of furs.

98 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-3877



Gifts

Mano A Mano

We started our business in 1997 when we saw a void for unique tableware and home decor in the retail market. We searched high and low to find unique brands that set themselves apart from the rest. Our mix has been a proven winner bringing customers back on a weekly basis to see and purchase something not typically found in many independent stores. Our brand mix of tableware and home decor includes MacKenzie-Childs, Mariposa, Michael Aram, Julia Knight, Arte Italica, & L'Objet. We also offer a vast selection of Vera Bradley handbags, costume jewelry, home fragrances, rugs, lamps & imported chandeliers.

Our store is open Tuesday - Friday 10 -5:30 & Saturday 10 -5. We offer complimentary gift wrapping on purchases. We also offer nationwide shipping for anyone who needs a gift shipped (shipping fees apply).

81 Pondfield Rd.
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914)793-8329


Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon is a unique gift shop specializing in beautiful clothing and gifts for babies and young children, including adorable dresses and outfits for girls and boys, sweaters, bedding, baby gifts and accessories. They also carry gifts for adults including throws, cosmetic bags and other special items. Silver Spoon specializes in monogramming to create truly personalized items and gifts. They also offer a baby gift registry and complimentary gift wrap. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00am til 5:30pm.

81 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-771-7645
silverspoon81@verizon.net



Hair & Nail

Continental 109

Continental 109 has a 50-year history of providing exceptional hair styling, color and essential services for beauty and well being. The salon is led by owner and stylists, Nick and Mark DeVincenzo.

Built on the tradition of superior customer service, their full service salon stays fresh and exciting through ongoing training and immersion in the best that the world of beauty and fashion has to offer.

Everything about us is leading-edge with a complete focus on our guests. This commitment, and our talented staff, are the reasons why you will come to enjoy the Continental 109 experience.

Centrally located in the elegant village of Bronxville, the salon is easy to reach by car or train. Discover us, and reveal a more beautiful, more vibrant you!

Continental 109

109 Pondfield Road

Bronxville, NY 10708

914.793.4198

914.793.4198

continental109@gmail.com

www.continental109.com


Fabio's Hair Studio

Fabio's Hair Studio has been serving the Bronxville community for the past 17 years. Fabio's is a full service hair salon for women, men, and children. They have an experienced team that specializes in haircuts, color and keratin treatments.

Their services for women and girls include cut & styling along with color, highlights and texture services. They are a great place for young women to go for a fun blow-out or hair style before a big event! Their services for men include cut & style, color for men, grey blending and hair and scalp treatments.

Let their salon professionals custom prescribe a deep conditioning treatment that is right for your hair.

Fabio's often shows its appreciation to the community by participating in local school events, and by offering fun promotions throughout the  year. Other services include private parties for children. They are open 7 days a week. Contact: 914-337-1482.

Fabio's Hair Studio

137 Parkway Road

Bronxville, NY 10708

914.337-1482

frontdesk@fabioshairstudios.com

www.fabioshairstudios.com


Panache Hair Salon

Panache Hair Salon specializes in the latest styles including the new lob haircut, updos for proms and weddings, and all the current men's cuts.

Panache also offers highlighting and coloring techniques, including balayage, a natural-looking painted effect.  We are a fully-trained Wella Salon and we are getting great results with a new Italian color line, Davines. 

Panache is dedicated to customer satisfaction, uses high quality products and offers competitive pricing.

Stop by for a free consultation and discover the best hair trends for 2018. Monthly specials are also posted on the website. The salon is open from 9:00am until 6:00pm Tuesday through Friday and 8:30am until 5:00pm on Saturday.

Panache Hair Salon

52 Pondfield Rd. W.

Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 779-4758

panache@bronxvillehairsalon.com

www.bronxvillehairsalon.com





Icecream

Haagen-Dazs
Haagen-Dazs is quite simply delicious icecream made from the finest ingredients in the world. And don't forget about the toppings! Your children will especially love picking out just the right topping to adore their cone! Haagen also offers sorbet and frozen yogurt.

28 Park Place
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-793-7171
www.haagen-dazs.com



Jewelry and Appraisers

Bronxville Jewelers
Bronxville Jewelers specializes in 14 karat gold, platinum, diamonds and watch repairs. They have a GIA Certified Gemologist and jeweler who does all the jewelry repairs on the premises. They purchase gold and diamonds.

78 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-2123

 


La Gravinese Jewelers of Bronxville
La Gravinese Jewelers was founded in 1917 and became one of the largest manufacturers in the jewelry industry. The company opened its first retail store in Pelham in 1964. Since then the company has grown to be one of Westchester County's leading jewelers. Rob     La Gravinese and his wonderful staff run the Bronxville location. The store offers a wide variety of jewelry, excellent personal service and watch and jewelry repair.

115 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-0923
www.lagrav.com

peru4u@aol.com

Locks and Locksmith
Gramatan Lock & Key

27 W Grand St
Mt Vernon, NY 10552
(914) 664-9001‎

Shipping Services
The UPS Store

The UPS Store is a great place to send a package, print documents, open a mailbox or purchase business supplies. You are assured great service and a personal touch.

81 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708-3817
914- 779-0140
http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/1363/

store1363@theupsstore.com

 

Stationery
Kensington Paper

Kensington Paper, which has recently moved to its new larger store at 117 Pondfield Road (where On Consignment used to be) is best known for its personal service and depth of knowledge in the stationery business. If you're having a wedding or any party, you are sure to find the right invitation here! It has a wide selection of stationery offerings (from Cranes to Vera Wang to Kate Spade) and will help you choose what's right for you. While you're in the store, you'll also likely find and purchase other unexpected necessities such as frames, jewelry, greeting cards or other fun gift items.

117 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-793-2619
www.kensingtonpaper.com

kensingtonpaper@verizon.net 

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