Bronxville Business News

December 11, 2014

In this issue. . . 

Bronxville Holiday Shopping, Feasting, Gifting and More!

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Holiday Roundup

The Chamber maintains a photo album on Facebook to serve as a visual guide to holiday shopping, feasting, and events in Bronxville. More photos are still coming!

Events

Citrine is co-hosting a shopping event for men with North clothing boutique on Thursday, December 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at North (65 Pondfield Rd). Ladies: Stop by both stores ahead of time to update those wish lists! www.citrineny.com.

Toney Toni and the Gang is doing a big Holiday Trunk Show on Friday, December 12, and Saturday, December 13, with Satya jewelry and We Are Owls scarves that are perfect for gift giving. They also have great blouses and dresses for holiday parties and beautiful sweaters for this chilly weather as well as beautiful gift wrapping and personal service. 793-0737. 70 Pondfield Rd.

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary is having their 3rd annual Client Appreciation Day on Saturday, December 13 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Join them for food, fun, and pampering including Henna Tattoos, Makeup Application, Chair Massage, and Hand Massage. 337-9356. www.bronxvillewellness.com. 14 Studio Arcade.

Weezie D is having a Holiday Trunk Show on Saturday, December 13 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm that will feature handcrafted soaps, mist sprays, lotions, and body butters. 15 Park Pl. www.weezied.com.

Mambo 64 will have flamenco music and dancing on Tuesday, December 16, and Bossa and Samba sounds on Sunday, December 21. They’ll be open on Christmas Eve and will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with a four-course meal and live music. 222-9964. www.mambo64. 64 Main St. Tuchahoe.

Chabad Jewish Center is organizing two community menorah-lighting events: on Tuesday, December 16, in Memorial Park in Eastchester, and on Sunday, December 21, at Depot Square in Tuckahoe. Both events take place at 5:00 pm and feature music, latkes, doughnuts, hot drinks and more. www.JewishBronxville/Chanukah

Maison Rouge is having a holiday party on Friday, December 19. They will be honoring the original price for eyebrows at $25 and 10% off for spending $100 or more. There will also be a Dr. Dennis Gross event with complimentary Pro-peels and a jewelry trunk show. 779-8869. 27 Pondfield Rd.

Saturday, December 20, 12:00-6:00 pm – Free parking in the Kraft Avenue lot, the Garden Avenue lot, and the Avalon lot, courtesy of The Village of Bronxville!

Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), 12:00-6:00 pm – Free parking in the Kraft Avenue lot, the Garden Avenue lot, and the Avalon lot, courtesy of The Village of Bronxville!

Have a “Feast of the 7 Fishes” on Tuesday, December 24 from 4:00 to 11:00 pm at Underhills Crossing. Their culinary team will prepare a spectacular array of seafood entrees, bringing this very special Christmas Eve tradition to Underhills, along with their regular dinner menu.  74.5 Pondfield Rd.

All are invited to attend the 100th Annual Bronxville Village Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve at 5:30 pm on the hillside of The Reformed Church of Bronxville at the corner of Pondfield Rd and Midland Ave. A community tradition since 1914, the Bronxville Village Christmas Pageant involves all local churches and ministers, a host of volunteers, and is supported completely by donations from the community.

Join Park 143 Bistro on the biggest night of the year for their New Year’s Eve 2015 BASH. Special seating at 9:00 pm. Enjoy their regular dinner menu along with celebratory specials. Champagne toast at midnight, noisemakers, and special guest DJ Lo playing the sounds of today. Open bar all night long. Dinner from 5:00 pm. Reservations a must. Info: 337-5100.  143 Parkway Rd.

Coals is having their first New Year’s Eve party in Bronxville, featuring an open bar from 9pm to 1am, a multi-course meal, a DJ, and more! Reserve your spot. 131 Parkway Rd. 337-1901

Feasting

Chantilly Patisserie has posted their Christmas menu of delectable treats—including Buche de Noel. Orders must be placed by December 21. 135 Parkway Rd.

Mini’s Prime Meats & Specialties has a two-page holiday menu available for pickup at the store on Park Pl. Appetizer selections include Four Cheese/Roasted Garlic Puffs, Smoked Swiss and Bacon Tartlet, and Mushroom Truffle Risotto; Italian specialties from Arthur Avenue; store-made pasta dishes; and a large selection of entree offerings like Filet Mignon, Prime Veal Stew, Pork Tenderloin, Long Island Duckling, and even Fresh Goose. Order by December 20. 779-1948. 15 Park Pl.

Lange’s Deli’s holiday catering menu includes homemade soups such as lobster bisque and butternut squash and apple, as well as main courses such as honey-glazed baked Virginia ham and lasagna with meat. All orders must be picked up on Wednesday, December 24 by 3:00 pm. Call 337-3354 or stop in. www.langesofbronxville.com. 94 Pondfield Rd.

Get your Prosecco and holiday spirits in town at Station Plaza Wine & Spirits or Topps Wine and Liquor.

Gifting

Womrath Bookshop will special-order titles that aren’t in stock, and arrival time can be less than a week. Try them first: 337-0199. 76 Pondfield Rd

If you shopped at Breezeway recently, don’t be fooled into thinking you’ve already seen all their merchandise. New fashion accessories have been arriving continuously, and there’s something for every taste and price point—jewelry, purses, hats, scarves, watches, and more. Kraft Ave.

This week only, take 25% off all regular-priced merchandise at Yum Yum Tree. No item limits or brand exclusions. Check off your holiday shopping list with gift items galore. Free gift wrapping. 96 Pondfield Rd.

Through the end of the year at Trapp Opticians, all nonprescription glasses are on sale at 10%-30% off, and all Emilio Pucci, Chloe, and RayBan sunglasses are up to 30% off on frames. In-stock inventory only. These make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers! Also remember your flexible spending account! 337-0707. www.trappoptical.com. 42 Pondfield Rd.

At Savanna at Home: Buy 2 ornaments and get one free. New consignment merchandise arrives each week. Get 20% off all special orders of upholstery, lighting, mirrors and case goods and rugs. 337-9400. www.savannaathome. 116 Pondfield Rd.

Take advantage of Fabio’s Hair Salon’s holiday offerings, valid until the end of the year. Get a free conditioning treatment with the purchase of any “ready to give” product set. Get customized gift baskets (the more you spend, the more you save). Get a free conditioning treatment when you purchase $50-$99 value gift cards and a free conditioning treatment plus product set with a purchase of $100 or more in gift cards. 337-1482. 137 Parkway Rd. www.fabioshairstudios.com.

I Train With Juan is having a 12 Days to Christmas sale. They will be sending emails with specials offers everyday leading up to Christmas. Subscribe by texting IJUANIT to 22828. www.itrainwithjuan.com.

What better gift for our parents or other older relatives than a membership in Gramatan Village? For more info click here or call 337-1338. www.gramatanvillage.org.

It’s hard to get more one-of-a-kind than antiques. Check out the varying selection at Robert’s Restoration Gallery on Parkway Rd.

Dobbs & Bishop offers gift baskets that can be shipped throughout the country (free local delivery within 5 miles of Bronxville), plus their Cheese of the Month Club, for the gift that keeps on giving. For orders by phone: 361-1770.

If online ordering is for you, why not order from your local Bronxville retailers? Online purchasing is available from Station Plaza Wine and Spirits (www.stationplazawine.com), Citrine (www.citrineny.com), Adrian East (www.adrianeast.com), The Silk Road (www.thesilkroadny.com), La Gravinese Jewelers (www.lagravinesejewelersofbronxville.com), Pure Mountain Olive Oils and Vinegars (www.puremountainoliveoil.com), and Womrath Bookshop (www.womrath.com), to name a few.

Still not sure what to get for everyone on your list? Many Bronxville-area merchants offer gift cards! In addition to those mentioned above, these include Haiku Asian Bistro, Kraft Bistro, Il Bacio Trattoria, Underhills Crossing, Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS, Blue Moon Mexican Café, Lange’s Deli of Bronxville, Polpettina Homestyle Pizza Kitchen, J. Pocker & Son, Blow & Beyond, Toney Toni and the Gang, Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary, I Train With Juan, Weezie D, Value Drugs, Lyte Body Fitness, Bow Tie Cinemas, Fabio’s Hair Studio, Bronxville Adult School, and Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, to name a few.

The Out-of-Towners

Don’t forget The UPS Store can take care of all your shipping needs for those gifts and cookie tins for those outside of town. It’s a one-stop shop—bubble wrap, packing tape, packaging, and more. They make it easy so it’s one less thing you have to think about. 81 Pondfield Rd.

Traveling for the holidays? Arrange your pooch’s holiday with Maros Pet Care or Paws and Play Pet Resort.

For your own excursions, book your airport transit with Pondfield Trip Service or Eastchester Trip Service.

Fabulous wreaths and holiday décor items are beautifully on display at Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop on Parkway Rd. Walk into the store and you’ll want your home to look like it does there!

Support Good Causes

Several Bronxville businesses are serving as collection sites for the Marine Corp’s annual Toys for Tots toy drive (through December 19): Aegis Capital Corp, 26 Paxton Ave 2D; NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, 55 Palmer Ave; and People’s United Bank, 111 Kraft Ave; Click here for info.

Provisions for Pets is collecting for Yonkers Animal Shelter. They have a box in the store; come in and purchase toys and treats for the cats and dogs at the shelter. 110 Kraft Ave.

Why Buy Bronxville?

#1: Economic Ripple Effect – The economic benefit of buying in Bronxville is tremendous: Bronxville shoppers feed Bronxville meters; Bronxville businesses pay Bronxville taxes; Bronxville employees buy food, goods, and services in Bronxville; Bronxville businesses employ local services (e.g., accountants, insurance brokers, computer consultants, attorneys, graphic designers, window designers, and more); a vibrant business district results in higher property values. Supporting Bronxville businesses helps keep municipal services strong and property taxes down.

#2: Village Character –The unique landscape of the Bronxville business community is a beloved asset that is well worth preserving. Bronxville is differentiated from surrounding communities by having a high concentration of locally owned, independent businesses, the owners of which take as much pride in Bronxville as our residents do. Many of our merchants have been in Bronxville for 20, 30, 40 years or more and are true stalwarts of the community.

#3: Our Businesses Give Back – Bronxville businesses support your school fundraiser, donate goods and gift certificates, and can be relied upon time and time again.

#4: Customer Service – Nowhere can you get the same personal attention than you do here in town. Store owners take great pride in helping you identify the perfect item, special-order what you want, grant discounts because you’re a valued customer, adjust their hours to accommodate your schedule, have your gifts wrapped and ready for pickup, deliver locally, and more. In this 1-square-mile village, our merchants go the extra mile.

#5: Distinct Merchandise – Visit the business district of almost any neighboring community and notice how much alike they are. You can escape the retail sameness by supporting independently owned merchants. They make different buying decisions than the giant chains.

#6: People – When you support local, independent businesses, you support local, independent people. Get to know your local merchant and you’ll get to know a neighbor—often a single proprietor or a family-owned business. Support a local business and you’ll help a Westchester-based family send their kids to college, pay off their mortgage, and spend their own money locally.

#7: Feel It…See It…Smell It…. There’s no substitute for the five senses when choosing items for purchase. How many times did you mail-order an item only to find: It doesn’t fit…it isn’t flattering…the dimensions aren’t what they seemed…it doesn’t match…the material is flimsy… When you shop right here in Bronxville, you get to handle the item in question and know exactly what you’re getting, reducing the need for returns. But if you do need to return something, there’s no need for bubble wrap and waiting on line at the post office—just pop into town and go straight to the source.

#8: Instant Gratification – Never mind next-day shipping—shop in Bronxville and have it in your hands the same day. If you must buy online, choose a Bronxville business that offers online retail.

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Be Loyal–Buy Bronxville!

Susan Miele


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