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City Limits closed Westchester Mall

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selhal Jan 22, 2009 04:55 PM

I was going to have lunch there today and they are closed, no sign explaining why. Does anyone know why?

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    debmom RE: selhal Jan 23, 2009 03:28 AM

    Nathans' at the Food Court is gone too!

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      kaaaassss RE: debmom Jan 23, 2009 05:48 AM

      that's a shame. I hope their other locations don't suffer a similar fate.

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        lucyis RE: kaaaassss Jan 23, 2009 06:44 AM

        This location is not on their website any more. Where do we eat now in the Westchester? the food court? Yikes!

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          Dim Sum Diva RE: lucyis Jan 23, 2009 07:03 AM

          The Nordstrom Cafe is not bad. Also, The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus is decent.

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            kaaaassss RE: Dim Sum Diva Jan 23, 2009 07:31 AM

            Is the location on Central Avenue and the one in Stamford still open?

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              wincountrygirl RE: kaaaassss Jan 23, 2009 08:30 AM

              As far as I know, the Central Avenue one is open.

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                lucyis RE: wincountrygirl Jan 23, 2009 09:28 AM

                Here's the answer to my inquiry:
                The lease was almost up and the rent was extremely high. Also, the foot traffic has been at an all time low.
                Central Avenue and Stamford are strong. Also, we have a new project taking place in Armonk, "The Moderne Barn," on Rt 22. Maybe towards the end of this year. Thanks for reaching out.
                Best,
                Nick Livanos
                Livanos Restaurant Group
                www.Livanosrestaurantgroup.com

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                  Jon1856 RE: lucyis Jan 26, 2009 09:18 AM

                  Thank you for taking the extra step and time to not ony investigate this but to post it as well.

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                    lucyis RE: Jon1856 Jan 27, 2009 09:50 AM

                    You're welcome...I don't like to run on rumors

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              Villeny RE: Dim Sum Diva Jan 23, 2009 09:47 AM

              I second the restaurant at Neiman's -- the popovers are especially yummy. I also like that they give you a demitasse cup of chicken broth when you sit down.

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        jwg RE: selhal Jan 26, 2009 09:34 AM

        Don't forget, PF Chang's is an option while shopping at Westchester.

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          wineconsul RE: selhal Jan 26, 2009 10:38 AM

          Its Quality
          As has been seen in other posts the Livano's empire overexpanded, and now they are seeing the results of being absentee owners. If they couldnt do it at The Westchester, with arguably their best chef and manager (long time employees) wait for the fruit to continue to fall around their "Empire"

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            Jon1856 RE: wineconsul Jan 26, 2009 11:33 AM

            Wineconsul;
            You could be very right and correct. IMVHO perhaps it is just the economy.
            Even within The Westchester and Westchester.
            I have seen it in several recent news articals as well as having worked for a rest. supply company.
            One of their customers: "Livano's empire".

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