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Village of Ossining Can Move Forward with Opportunity

Good News, Ossining has Opportunity

Right now the Village Board has an opportunity to move forward with the next step towards turning the bank building with the clock into an a attractive wine bar. I for one am all for something happening in a building that is central to our Main Street. Especially since the proposal put before us does NOT need financing. Of course, as with anything else, the Boards due dillegence is necessary; however moving forward is also necessary. It's my belief that if this proposition is successful others will follow, restaurant's will open, new stores may move into the area. I don't pretend to know it all, but I do know I am successfully running a business on Main Street. It took a combination of stategies; a business and marketing plan and most importantly a whole village supporting it, for which I am thankful. It proves what I have always thought, our residents will rally around our businesses. They want innovative choices to support. LizzFitness in only one year in business won Best in Westchester.  I believe Ossining can win Best in Westchester. We should take the next step with this proposal and thank Trustee Donnelly for working so hard to convince business people to take a hard look at our village.       

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Bill Cruse July 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM
A wine bar is a great idea for this architectural treasure. But what about parking? Can the Village ask the State for on street parking on Highland Ave (Rte 9)? I think of Tarrytown and wonder why Ossining is a "pass through" village. Both churches near the bank would enjoy the added parking, too.
Sue Donnelly July 21, 2011 at 11:29 PM
The Board has agreed to move forward to develop a MOU (memorandum of understanding) with the applicant. So happy we are taking the next step. We will see how the negotiations go over the next month or so. Watch for updates. Ossining on the positive move.
Miguel Hernandez July 28, 2011 at 12:45 PM
The parking problem is solvable. Valet Parking is feasible. The former Guida's Restaurant across from the bank used this method with great success for many years and in the evening hours one can usually self park along Main Street and on Church Street as well. The owners of the Wine Bar might also consider an arrangement with the 2 Church Street Parking lot that is relativally empty in the evening and with Trinity Episcopal Church. it has a lot on Elmwilton.

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