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Mt. Kisco Retail Roundup: Richard's to Close After 113 Years; Mt. Kisco Diner Seeks Addition

A look at major changes to the town next door.

Here's what's going on in downtown Mt. Kisco, from the Chappaqua-Mt. Kisco Patch:

Richard's, Longtime Mount Kisco Institution, to Close

After 113 years in business, will soon close down, Mount Kisco Deputy Mayor (and part owner) George Griffin confirmed. A person at the store stated that no closure date is in place yet, although there will be liquidation sales. While Griffin could not be reached for follow up comments on the closure, at a landlords' work session with the Village Board of Trustees earlier this year, he that Richard's was having financial trouble.

Mt. Kisco Coach Diner Seeks Expansion

had an appearance before the Planning Board on Tuesday for site plan approval to expand its property, Building Inspector Austin Cassidy confirmed. The diner proposes to addition additions to the property that total roughly 1,250 square feet, according to Cassidy. Thirteen parking spaces would be added, with the demolition of the former Paul's Power building to the current diner's south helping in this effort. The most recent iteration of the plan includes changes to traffic flow and landscaping, according to Cassidy. The next Planning Board appearance date is tentatively set for June 12.

The diner has spent the last several years attempting to modify the property. In 2010, the Village Board of Trustees . According to Cassidy, the rezoning change gave both properties the same type of zone status.

Victoria's Secret Building to Be Subdivided; Financial Products Firm Moving In

The at 49 S. Moger Ave. is proposed to be subdivided, Cassidy confirmed, with a building permit currently being applied for. Under the proposal, a financial products firm - Cassidy declined to give the name because he was not sure if it's public information yet - will lease most of the section that faces the Shopper's Park parking lot, with a corridor preserved to give access to a prospective tenant that would lease the section facing South Moger.

Victoria's Secret closed after Tropical Storm Irene hit amid damage and never returned. Representatives for landlord Friedland Properties were not immediately available for comment.

Healthy Paws Set to Open June 1, at Former Acadia Site

Mount Kisco will soon have a new pet service store. Healthy Paws Pet Supply has announced that it will open on June 1, according to a placement in its window. It is taking over the storefront formerly occupied by . Click here for the new store's website.

Smith Cairns Ford Dealer Moves to Bedford Hills; Jim Harte Nissan Taking Over Old Space

Smith Cairns has recently left Mount Kisco for a vacant former car dealer space in Bedford Hills. Its vacated building, at 271 N. Bedford Rd., is now housing vehicles from Jim Harte Nissan, which is located next door. According to Cassidy, the Nissan dealer is taking over that space.

Flags to Adorn Downtown Mount Kisco

Mount Kisco's Village Board of Trustees has approved a request to line the business district with colorful yellow flags, an initiative meant to beautify the donwtown. for our story on it.

Former Flying Pig Chef in Talks to Lease Chappaqua Train Station

Leslie Sutter, who was chef at the now defunct Flying Pig, has a proposal for a new restaurant, called Sutter's Track 32, which would be housed in the Chappaqua train station. Supervisor Susan Carpenter said recently that the next step is to enter into lease talks. Sutter hopes to open in the summer. for our story.

Millwood Train Station Demolished; Replica with Retail Considered

Millwood lost its historic train station earleir this month when it met an end through demolition. Within hours, the entire building was torn down, with no trace of it other than an nearby plaque. Meanwhile, New Castle Supervisor Susan Carpenter says that a replica is being proposed on nearby county-owned property, which would have an eatery of some sort as a tenant. Whether to build it is up to the county. for our story.

First Niagara Takes Over Mount Kisco's HSBC Branch

As part of a broader branches acquistion, First Niagara has assumed ownership of HSBC's branch in Mount Kisco. for our story.

MTK Tavern Opens

Mount Kisco has a new night life spot with MTK Tavern, which held a grand opening this month. for our story.

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