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Another sky rocket rent to oust a good tenant.. MT.Kisco Farm

apples Jan 11, 2012 08:15 AM

I was just in the fruit and vegetable market, that I have gone to over the past 20 years, and the owner told me they will be closing in 4 months because of the owner taking their rent so high. Now I readily admit over the years that I have a few times left scratching my head at some of the prices they charged(or I payed). however they have always been friendly and helpful and I believe offered quality produce.
Its sad to think of another empty store on that street especially one that was able to offer some ethnic hard to find ingredients and for the most part delicious fruits and vegetables. The choice was always mine to pay te price or not. I will miss having them!

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    wincountrygirl RE: apples Jan 11, 2012 09:07 AM

    NOOOOOOOOO. I cant believe they are closing, In addition to the produce, it is a great source for Asian ingredients. They were expensive but good quality. So they are closing and not relocating?

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      apples RE: wincountrygirl Jan 11, 2012 05:04 PM

      She said they would be open to relocate but have not found any space that is suitable space and price wise. She was also hoping the owner would reconsider the lease but she was doubtful. She said she heard that Mrs.Greens in Mt.Kisco was going to leave their space as well at the end of the year due to skyrocketing rent.

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        wincountrygirl RE: apples Jan 11, 2012 06:01 PM

        This is such sad news. I really hope they can find a suitable space. Meanwhile, it's time to stock up on mushroom soy.......

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      TrishNY12 RE: apples Jan 14, 2012 12:08 PM

      I live in Mt Kisco and can't believe the amount of restaurants/stores that are leaving. I assume it's all for the high rent. I would think some rent would be better than none, why don't the landlords ever think like that? Main Street on Mt Kisco is really starting to look sad with all the vacant spaces. Flying Pig, Johnny Rockets, 353 Bistro, etc. all closed quite recently. I think the pizzeria, Chrisabella's, was only open a few months! It's really sad.

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        GrifinMil RE: TrishNY12 Jan 16, 2012 06:56 PM

        Rumor has it in addition to Mt Kisco Farm, both The Gap and Banana Republic may also exit.

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          wincountrygirl RE: GrifinMil Jan 17, 2012 03:41 AM

          Wow, thought those places could afford the rents. 353 is going to be a Westchester Burger Co, BTW.

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            chowdom RE: wincountrygirl Jan 17, 2012 05:28 AM

            It's probably more a decison based on profit, bottom line for the Gap and Banana Republic.

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