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City Limits closed Westchester Mall

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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    wineconsul 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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    1. re: wineconsul
      Jon1856 Jan 26, 2009 11:33 AM

      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".

    2. j
      jwg Jan 26, 2009 09:34 AM

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

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        debmom Jan 23, 2009 03:28 AM

        Nathans' at the Food Court is gone too!

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        1. re: debmom
          kaaaassss Jan 23, 2009 05:48 AM

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

          1. re: kaaaassss
            lucyis 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!

            1. re: lucyis
              Dim Sum Diva Jan 23, 2009 07:03 AM

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

              1. re: Dim Sum Diva
                kaaaassss Jan 23, 2009 07:31 AM

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

                1. re: kaaaassss
                  wincountrygirl Jan 23, 2009 08:30 AM

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

                  1. re: wincountrygirl
                    lucyis 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.
                    Nick Livanos
                    Livanos Restaurant Group

                    1. re: lucyis
                      Jon1856 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.

                      1. re: Jon1856
                        lucyis Jan 27, 2009 09:50 AM

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

                2. re: Dim Sum Diva
                  Villeny 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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