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Cheesery Owner Passes Away

This just in from a Scarsdale10583.com reader:  Clifford Anthony Hall, of Hartsdale, New York, born May 10, 1956 in the Bronx, New York, died May 4, 2010 at Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in White Plains, New York after a long illness. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Patricia (Keary), and beloved father of Christopher Andrew and Michael Clifford. Survived by his parents, Stephen and Teresa (Kerrigan), Linda Carolan, Andrew, Stephen and nephew, Brian Carolan. Cliff is also survived by Kevin and Frances Keary, Susan Keary, Jeanne (Keary) and Patrick Kelly, Frances (Keary), and Timothy Hunt, Kevin and Nancy Keary, John and Nicole Keary and Andrew Keary. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Katie, Tim, Emily, Alex and Samantha, Kevin Michael III, Anne Frances and Caroline.

Cliff was the owner of the Hartsdale Cheesery for 24 years. Family will be receiving visitors at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Avenue at South Broadway, White Plains, New York on Thursday, May 6, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart Church in Hartsdale, New York, on Friday, May 7 at 10am with cremation at Ferncliff Crematory, Hartsdale to follow.

(Closing of the Cheesery Early March 11, 2010)

The owners of the Hartsdale Cheesery were evicted for non-payment of rent early Thursday morning, March 11. According to the managing agent, Langsam Property Management Company in the Bronx, the management company went through lengthy court proceedings to evict the owners of the Cheesery and early today a Constable arrived to evict them. Papers were served and the store’s locks were changed.

Though the management company has gotten mixed signals from the Cheesery’s lawyers, a representative from Langsam said that the management company is hopeful that the Cheesery owners will work out a payment schedule for the past due rent and reopen their doors. If not, Langsam will be forced to turn off the power and clean out the store, which still has perishable food in the display cases.

For now the store is locked, windows are dark and food cases are half-filled. It appears that the management left suddenly, without saying goodbye to their neighbors or posting a sign to announce the closing. The possibly fled in anticipation of the eviction.

Employees at the pharmacy next door were shocked as one man had purchased a cup of coffee yesterday and the Cheesery employees did not breathe a word about their plans. Another Greenacres resident went to the store Wednesday morning. The door was locked and they claimed to be having “trouble in the kitchen.”

The Cheesery sold bagels, smoked fish, cheeses, coffee and gourmet foods. They had the corner on the coffee market in town for years but were challenged by the opening of the Starbucks in the Hartsdale Station and the very successful bagel store across the street. However they did have a loyal base of customers, especially at holiday time, when residents ordered large trays of smoked fish, flavored cream cheese, and bagels. With Passover and Easter only weeks away, the management company is hopeful that the owners of the Cheesery will return to provide many more great meals to local residents.

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0 #17 idolfanatic 2010-10-27 00:14
Isnt this Cliff from the Hartsdale Cheesery (in the shop)?? It was on Yahoo today... (picture was unable to be transferred), look at today's yahoo

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0 #16 So sad 2010-05-08 04:03
Clifford Anthony Hall, of Hartsdale, New York, born May 10, 1956 in the Bronx, New York, died May 4, 2010 at Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in White Plains, New York after a long illness. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Patricia (Keary), and beloved father of Christopher Andrew and Michael Clifford. Survived by his parents, Stephen and Teresa (Kerrigan), Linda Carolan, Andrew, Stephen and nephew, Brian Carolan. Cliff is also survived by Kevin and Frances Keary, Susan Keary, Jeanne (Keary) and Patrick Kelly, Frances (Keary), and Timothy Hunt, Kevin and Nancy Keary, John and Nicole Keary and Andrew Keary. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Katie, Tim, Emily, Alex and Samantha, Kevin Michael III, Anne Frances and Caroline. Cliff was the owner of the Hartsdale Cheesery for 24 years. Family will be receiving visitors at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Avenue at South Broadway, White Plains, New York on Thursday, May 6, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart Church in Hartsdale, New York, on Friday, May 7 at 10am with cremation at Ferncliff Crematory, Hartsdale, to follow.
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0 #15 Lou 2010-03-23 02:32
meh.. i didnt particularlily care for the place.. hopefully a nice restaurant can move in..
but at $7100 per month.. it'll be tough..
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0 #14 Linda 2010-03-21 10:33
It seems there are others who feel as I do, that the closure of The Cheesery is a great loss. I would like to organize a fundraiser to bring back this shop. Rather than simply asking for donations, I propose an event such as a fair, a "Save The Cheesery" walkathon, silent auction, or some other fundraising event, with all the proceeds going towards a Grand Re-Opening of The Cheesery. If you know how to get in touch with Pat, Patty and/or Pete or would like to help with this event, please contact me at .

Many Thanks,
Linda
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0 #13 Alan Appel 2010-03-21 01:01
Long live The Cheesery. It is the best and we are wishing for a speedy return. We always bought Nova, sturgeon and whitefish salad and the scallion and caviar cream cheese to take with us on trips and give as gifts to friends we were visiting. We need The Cheesery back ASAP.
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0 #12 Michael Kutzin 2010-03-18 04:00
I was really sad to see the Hartsdale Cheesery close. I often ran in to get my self-help coffee before catching the train. Pete was always friendly, and if I was short or had to run to get the train, he always let me pay the next time I was in. And as all of us commuters knew, payment was on the honor system -- you paid into the small basket near the coffee dispensing station.

In this day and age, where else are you going to find an "honor system" with a vendor? This is a real loss for all of us. My thoughts and prayers for better times ahead are with Pete and his family.
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0 #11 Linda 2010-03-16 08:32
I literally had tears in my eyes when I saw the sign this morning that said "Permanently Closed." I was shocked and feel a great loss with the closing of "The Cheese Shop," as my son and I called it. Pat, Patty & Pete were the best there is. My son is now 14. When he was a baby, I would take him in his stroller to get my sandwich, and sometimes dinner. Pat always gave him a pickle. Now in high school, my son still always got that personal service. It's not just the food and relationship with the owners and staff -- it's all the memories I have of this wonderful shop. My best to Pat, Patty & Pete, and their children, and the staff. We will miss you terribly. I feel as if I've lost a family member
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0 #10 AL 2010-03-14 06:58
Service is always better with a smile !!
Biggest problem: there is No parking on E.Hartsdale Avenue !!
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0 #9 Ruth Raisfeld 2010-03-13 03:06
Unfortunately, all the truly "local" stores that support all of the PTA, community, and school programs with silent auction items and other financial support do not always get "reciprocation" from the residents of Scarsdale. While it is up to the merchants to stay "fresh" and to be friendly to customers (not always the case in the Village), we also have to make it our business to "buy local."
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0 #8 jbss84 2010-03-12 21:19
I am saddened by the Cheesery's closing. I have been a patron for well over twenty years and will miss them all. All the best to Pete, Patty, Pat and their staff. I hope they can work things out and reopen soon.
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