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scarsdalesurprise Sep 27, 2010 01:32 PM

It seems as if we have a number of new places in various stages of construction in the Scarsdale vicinity:

Banzai
Hurricane Wings and Grill (in former Mitty's location)
Steakhouse(?) in former Mighty Joe Young's location
El Dorado 3 (for Tony Roma's/Brazilian location)
Fig and Olive
Haiku (next to Old Navy)
Candlelight Inn takeout

Anything I'm forgetting?

Nothing here is earth shattering (fig and olive and the candlelight expansion excluded) - any other thoughts/comments?

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Candlelight Inn
519 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583

El Dorado Restaurant
542 N Main St, Brewster, NY 10509

Mighty Joe Young's
610 W. Hartsdale Ave, White Plains, NY 10607

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    valerie Jan 10, 2011 07:03 AM

    I went to the new Shop Rite in Scarsdale yesterday. Got there around 2:00 and the parking lot was insanely crowded...they even had people directing traffic. The store was mobbed as well, crowds like as if people had never seen a supermarket before. The place is huge. I don't remember Linen's & Things being that big, but it has been a while.

    Unfortunately, it was not a leisurely visit because it was so busy that I just got what I needed and got out of there. There seemed to be lots of items on sale, I guess as a grand opening thing. Once the crowds die down, I will go back during the week to have a better look around.

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      Maryld Jan 10, 2011 10:30 AM

      Yep, the place is a zoo. They've not only used Linens and Things, but the Door Store and the former Gourmet Garage which has been empty for several years.

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        MisterBill2 Jan 10, 2011 04:07 PM

        They have lots of items on sale because it's their semi-annual "Can Can" sale. I think the prices are the same as other Shoprites in the county (I did not check the ad online, I probably should). But that is what is great about Shoprite, they have really good sales almost every week, and lots of stuff on sale.

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          Barrels41 Jan 12, 2011 06:52 AM

          Scarsdale: I suggest parking on the roof if it's jammed. The elevator on the tower goes down.

          White Plains gave me a $.75 off coupon good for my next visit when I presented my parking receipt.

          It's easy to get there, I suggest entering the garage on Martine Ave. just above North Broadway. Then drive up to floor Level 3. If you park on Levels 2 or 4 take the huge elevators or escalator.

          The passanger elevator in Target and the Cinema is in Shoprite also. The White Plains store is much bigger than Scarsdale and could be a better choice during peak times. (like the day before today's 12" snow storm)

          I love that the deli gave me cold cuts in Zip Lock bags.

          Lots of seating to eat in the store before the movies. (Sorry restaurants)

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            MisterBill2 Jan 12, 2011 09:53 AM

            Does the 75c coupon from showing your parking receipt say that it's good at any Shoprite? Or just at the WP store? I was in WP on Saturday and considered going to SR there but didn't want to pay for parking, so I went to Thornwood since it was on the way home. I'd go there once if they will pay for my parking and I can use it at my local SR the next time I am there. Don't want to have to go to WP another time to get it back (yes, I am cheap).

            Did not realize that deli in zip-lock style bags was a big deal.

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              Barrels41 Jan 13, 2011 06:31 AM

              Good question. My coupon says good on your next purchase. No mention of store location limitation. It took $2.00 of my time to type this response:-).

              If there is a zip lock bag the chances are the cold cuts will stay fresh. Some people like teens put cold cuts in the fridge in open or no bags.

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                Elisa515 Jan 13, 2011 08:00 AM

                There are other ShopRites with parking garages that charge?

                Personally, I avoid those stores, but my only experiences with them are in Croton and where I grew up in NJ. I had a problem with being mischarged at a cash register at the store in Croton (right prices for individual items, but they totaled incorrectly, by a factor of about 20% overcharge. Even if one watches the register, that kind of error wouldn't be clear. When I went back and complained, all they would do was refund the overcharge. I can't trust the registers, so I won't shop there.

                And what is this expecting you to keep your scrap of paper just for the parking next time. Even Whole Foods just validates the parking that time. Hard to understand why Shop Rite won't do as much--except that they're counting on a portion of people not to bother to use the coupon.

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                  MisterBill2 Jan 13, 2011 06:16 PM

                  Whole Foods validates the parking ticket, so you don't have to pay. Once you're at Shoprite, you have already pre-paid for your parking (if you don't, you get a parking ticket). I guess they could give the coupon before you pay so you could use it on that purchase. At least they pay, which is better than any other store in that complex does. Also I keep an envelope with coupons so if they give me one I can easily use it the next time I am at another Shoprite.

                  Your overcharging incident sounds very strange. If it were me, I would have contacted corporate to get them to look into it (I also would have carefully studied the receipt ot figure out the overcharge -- registers don't just magically add stuff on their own). I still think that Shoprite is the best supermarket in Westchester, with the possible exception of Fairway, which is in a special class.

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                    Elisa515 Jan 13, 2011 08:52 PM

                    If I hadn't had a full-time job and a preschooler when that incident happened, I'd have reported them to some sort of governmental authority. I'm still annoyed with myself for not doing it, but instead I simply don't trust them. I also find their check out generally incredibly incompetent--and I should be clear, in the last 23+ years since that incident I probably haven't gone there more than once or twice a year, and with minimal purchases. I find it an extremely unpleasant and huge place.

                    Please note that I'm trying to be clear that this is the way I experience it, not saying that anyone else would experience it that way.

                    Have you ever been in the Hannaford's in Carmel? (boy is this far afield from the topic header). I went there a couple times this fall while my son was working in Carmel. What a great market! I wonder if the people who live up there gripe about it the way we do about our local markets. :-)

                    1. re: Elisa515
                      MisterBill2 Jan 14, 2011 07:02 PM

                      I have been to Hannaford a few times. It's ok. Sales not as good as Shoprite. There's a nice Shoprite in Carmel .DeCicco's just opened a huge (for them) new place in Brewster, about 5-10 minutes from the Hannaford.

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            cdiscepola Sep 30, 2010 06:21 PM

            IT looks like a Japanese steak house at the old Mighty Joe Young locatx. Should be a nice change, not much else in that area.

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            Mighty Joe Young's
            610 W. Hartsdale Ave, White Plains, NY 10607

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              kaaaassss Sep 30, 2010 07:09 PM

              there is a steakhouse coming to the old mighty joe youngs. two guys from peter lugars.

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                Dim Sum Diva Jan 5, 2011 11:56 AM

                Does anyone know about the parking situation for the new Shop Rite in downtown WP? Will you have to pay as you currently do (which is a drag to go grocery shopping) or will they validate like Whole Foods, or will they just make the whole garage free <g> ?

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                  scarsdalesurprise Jan 6, 2011 08:50 AM

                  I think they will be giving out some type of dollars-off coupon to compensate for the parking cost.

                  I'm looking forward to checking out the new store on Central Ave. I will be very happy if I can stop shopping at the A&P (home of the world's narrowest aisles).

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                    MisterBill2 Jan 6, 2011 05:24 PM

                    I read something which said they'd give you a coupon for your next order with a $20 purchase. I'd be curious to know how it works

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              valerie Sep 30, 2010 03:58 PM

              Here is some info on some places mentioned here plus a few others....

              http://www.scarsdale10583.com/2010092...

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                RawTunaFan Sep 30, 2010 05:31 AM

                Don't forget Tengda on Garth Rd. I think the Tengda in Katonah is actually pretty good by Westchester standards and will a nice addition to the area.

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                  valerie Sep 30, 2010 06:21 AM

                  I have been wondering about Tengda on Garth Road because it seems like there has been brown paper and work permits in the windows for months and months. But it never looks like anything is getting done inside. Do you have any idea when it is supposed to open?

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                  valerie Sep 27, 2010 02:13 PM

                  The place called Masseria in the former Heathcote Tavern/Backal's location.

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                    rich51 Sep 27, 2010 03:18 PM

                    and what will it be called 3 moths later?. while i wish them luck and hope they succeed (it looks like it would be a good go to locally. i don't think anything can succeed there . *not jinxed* just really a poor location, the back lot is difficult to use and get in and out of, yhis is not la and ppl. do not want valet service. and walking to it from the other lots, which don't want you parking in the first place is tough, the 12 second run across weaver is ill advised. and the inside is a hodge podge of levels and rooms. btw i live less than a mile away (for 50 odd years). the only time they did well was when hookers were availabe *G*

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                      jhopp217 Sep 30, 2010 06:57 AM

                      saw the sign yesterday with a website, but can't find the website. What kind of place is it going to be?

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                        iluvcookies Jan 2, 2011 09:58 AM

                        Passed by yesterday, the sign says MASSA'
                        Yes, the apostrophe is on the sign just like I typed it.

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                        valerie Jan 13, 2011 09:45 AM

                        Apparently Massa is opening tonight.

                        http://massascarsdale.com/

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                        Maryld Sep 27, 2010 01:39 PM

                        Not a restaurant but... I will add that there is the new Shoprite on Central Ave whick looks massive. They have some sort of bar (coffee or something along those lines) in the store now. I've never been in a Shopite, so I'm not sure what to expect.

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                          MisterBill2 Sep 30, 2010 08:54 PM

                          Yes, Shoprite's are all pretty large. Much nicer than A&P and Pathmark. Better prices than Stop & Shop.

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                            iluvcookies Jan 2, 2011 09:57 AM

                            Any idea when Shoprite is slated to open? The website says "Coming Soon" and the sign on the building is lit, but there are no shopping carts in the lot and no notice of it's opening--save for the "Coning in Fall 2010" sign.

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                              valerie Jan 2, 2011 10:41 AM

                              I think this week. We drove up to it last Sunday, just as the snow was starting to come down hard, and the sign in the window said that it was opening the first week of January. The windows were mostly covered but the shelves were definitely stocked.

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                                chowdom Jan 2, 2011 11:18 AM

                                A sign in the window states the opening date as Janurary 5th

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                                  MisterBill2 Jan 3, 2011 06:41 PM

                                  Yes, both the Scarsdale and White Plains Shoprites are opening on Wednesday. There was a page in the Journal News on Sunday.

                                  They advertise that they will have kosher meats. If someone goes and thinks to look, please let me know what they have. Curious to know if it will be something more than Empire poultry.

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                                    chowdom Jan 4, 2011 09:55 AM

                                    fyi: http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2011/01...

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                                      MisterBill2 Jan 4, 2011 06:04 PM

                                      I assume they will be selling the pre-packaged kosher meats, not doing it themselves. Fairway is the only big supermarket that I am aware of that does that, and they tell you on the package who their hashgacha is from (actually, Shoprite in Plainview, LI has their own kosher butcher as well).

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                                      Maryld Jan 5, 2011 07:07 AM

                                      Stopped in at the White Plains store on my way to work--it's massive. I don't know about kosher items, but they did have a decent selection of D'Artagnan products including duck leg confit and merguez. We live close to the Scarsdale store, so that will be next on the list.

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                                        valerie Jan 5, 2011 09:53 AM

                                        Isn't this White Plains store where Target is? I would think it's kind of annoying to park in the garage to go food shopping, but then again I guess it's not that different from shopping at Target.

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                                          Maryld Jan 6, 2011 05:41 AM

                                          Yes, it's the floor right above Barnes & Noble. I'm assuming that there is an elevator going to that floor can handle carts??

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                                            kaaaassss Jan 6, 2011 10:58 AM

                                            parking is free with a receipt from shop rite.

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                                              MisterBill2 Jan 6, 2011 05:23 PM

                                              Is it free or do they give you a coupon on your next order I read something online which implied it was the latter. And is the coupon good at any Shoprite or only at the WP location?

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