The capricious environment for retailers continues to be evident in the changing storefronts around town. Supermarkets seem especially volatile as giants like ShopRite, with cut-rate prices take their toll on less competitively priced grocers.
This week we noticed that Morton Williams on Central Avenue closed. Morton Williams, a branch of a Manhattan chain of markets opened its doors in 2007 in the space formerly occupied by Turcos–- but this branch of the Manhattan chain never took hold in the suburbs. Morton Williams lacked Turcos fresh green market -- and prices for shelved items were high. The store was rarely full – and once ShopRite opened further down Central Avenue and H Mart showed up next door Morton Williams faced stiff competition.
In Scarsdale Village, another big loss. the Verizon store is history, leaving two empty storefronts next to Learning Express. With the Good Life Gourmet gone next door, there are now two adjacent storefronts vacant in a prime stretch of Scarsdale Village. Though we are not sure why the Verizon store, someone speculated that the store owners lost their contract with Verizon. Now you'll have to go to Central Avenue to replace your phone.
On the positive side, Malvina Guretsky has opened her jewel of a couture shop, MAG Tricote, on Christies Place, next to Patisserie Salzburg featuring her custom-designed, handmade, one-of-a kind knit creations. The charming store has a lovely selection of knit dresses that can be bought off the rack or custom ordered to suit. The dresses and tops are hand knit or crocheted by artisans around the world using fine yarns. Stop in and let Malvina know you read about her on Scarsdale10583.com.
Also open on the Popham Road Bridge in Scarsdale is SkinTheraP, featuring non-invasive procedures to improve your look. The new medical cosmetic spa is run by Dr. William Greenberg who has 25 years of experience helping patients achieve their beauty goals without surgery. At their Popham Road site, they are offering “coolsculpting” to “freeze” layers of fat, “Ultherapy” a new procedure that uses ultrasound to target sagging skin. plus cosmetic injections, fillers and facials. Visit or call their new location at 15 Popham Road and mention Scarsdale10583 to get $100 off a “coolsculpting” treatment from now through August 31. (914-819-0409)
Down the road, on Fischer Avenue in Eastchester, stylist Piero Pirri has opened his second salon, Pirri, that features an express styling bar. In July and August, blow-dries are just $25 when you mention Scarsdale10583. Pictured here are Piero and his brother Luigi at the opening of Pirri at 130 Fischer Avenue in Eastchester - call (914) 395-1700 to make an appointment.
And furniture retailer West Elm opens next Thursday – June 28th next to Chase Bank in the Vernon Hills Shopping Center. Featuring affordable designs for modern living, store associates can help customers with planning and home design.