Supporting Businesses in Bronxville

Chamber Executive Director Susan Miele notes that Bronxville saw several businesses close their doors this year. She says the community must help sustain the longtime businesses and new shops.

Here's the lastest on what's going on with Bronxville's businesses from Chamber Executive Director Susan Miele:

Happy new year everyone! The year is already looking bright, based on the indication from the holidays that local shopping is being increasingly embraced! Thank you to all of you who are living the mantra, “Be loyal—shop local.”

New Year’s Resolutions

Ok, now that the holidays are safely behind us, it’s time to hunker down and get serious about our new year’s resolutions. For many of us, high on the list is getting in better shape and losing those pounds gained over the holidays. Fortunately, we’ve got a lot of resources in our vicinity to help! Here’s a brief overview of some of the options:

Find it impossible to get inspired on your own?  Try one of Bronxville Fitness Club’s Group Fitness Classes. It’s hard to pass up a class called, “The WOOH WHOO Workout,” but additional options include BFC Cardio, Circuit Training, Complete Conditioning, Kick It Up Cardio, Power Pump, Burn It Out, Pilates Mat, Yoga, Yogalates, Spin, Core and Strength, and the signature BFC Xtreme Workout. (You could almost feel the pounds shedding already!) All classes are included with BFC membership, however drop-ins can purchase a single class for $19. 72 Palmer Ave.

Take advantage of a limited-time offer of 4 free classes at Tai Chi Chuan School of Westchester, now in its 35th year! Classes are held in the West Center Church on Pondfield Rd West. To reserve your free classes, call 337-3339; be sure to mention that you saw this notice from the Chamber of Commerce.

The Bronxville Adult School is offering a variety of fitness classes, including Pilates, Core Conditioning, Interval Training, Zumba, and “Dude Yoga.” The schedule includes both day and evening options. Classes begin the week of January 7.

Join the 2013 New Year New You Challenge at I Train With Juan! “I JUAN REWARDS” is a program whose benefits increase with the number of pounds clients lose: 1) Lose 5 lbs, get a free I Train With Juan t-shirt; 2) lose 10 lbs, receive 10% off your next purchase at I Train With Juan; 3) lose 15 lbs and receive free group classes for 1 week; 4) lose 20 lbs and have the opportunity to share your experience and pictures on their website. Must weigh in and be a client to qualify. Classes Start January 10. Call to enroll or purchase as a gift! 473-3026. 30 Elm St, Tuckahoe.

Equinox in Scarsdale offers state-of-the-art equipment, cycling studios featuring Schwinn technology, group classes (including 12 different types of yoga), personal training, extended hours, childcare services, a spa, and even eucalyptus steam rooms. Indulge! 800 White Plains Rd; 472-9000.

Get fit while learning martial arts at KI Martial Arts -Westchester Krav Maga. Their Karate, Krav Maga, and Kick Boxing classes will help get you in shape as you feel empowered through the art of self-defense and fitness training. Train together as a family! Free trial class! $99 for 6 weeks includes the uniform. Beginners welcome. 125A Marbledale Rd, Tuckahoe; 961-1111.

Ballet Arts on Fifth Ave in Pelham offers a variety of adult dance classes to satisfy your fitness regime, including ballet, tap, ballroom, “Latin Jam,” and even belly dancing. Additionally, classes are offered in Zumba, Pilates, and boot camp.

Stephanie Filardi of Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary will be teaching an open-level Kripalu Yoga class through the Bronxville Adult School starting Tuesday, January 8 at 9:30 am. The course is designed to enrich the body, mind, and spirit through poses and meditation. Stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, cultivate concentration and confidence, and invite deep peace. View details here.Register here or call 793-4435. Limited space available.

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary announces their “180 Weight Loss Program: 90 Days to Lose + 90 Days to Learn How to Keep It Off.”  Several informational sessions are scheduled so you can learn more: Friday, January 4, 6:00-7:00 pm; Saturday, January 5, 12:00-1:00 pm; Sunday, January 6, 4:00-5:00 pm; Monday, January 7, 7:00-8:00 pm. RSVP (required) here.

Need gear? Get outfitted for your exercise regime at Bronxville Running Company. Merchandise includes shoes, apparel, head gear, watches/timers/GPS, water bottles, and more. Also take advantage of their free group runs! Check the store for the schedule. 52 Pondfield Rd.

The Year in Review

We saw several businesses sadly close their doors this year. Going forward, we must sustain the success of the stalwarts that remain and embrace our newest additions. The Chamber wishes to acknowledge the members that joined our ranks in 2012: ADDA Productions, LLC; AFLAC Agent/Benefits Consultant; Avon Products, Inc.; Bronxville Running Company; Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary; Chabad Jewish Center of Bronxville; Computer Solutions; Equinox of Scarsdale; ERA Insite Realty Services; FM Contracting; Gibbons Digital Consultants; Green Mountain Energy; The Harrison-Rush Group; I TRAIN WITH JUAN!; Madison Home Management Corp; Charles Calhoun for New York Life; Operation PROM; Palmer Lounge; Park 143 Bistro; Anthony Pici Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Rental Car Momma; Joan Carol Ryan Speech-Language Pathology; Savanna at Home; Shannon Interiors; Spruce Home and Garden; Tai Chi Chuan School of Westchester; Topps Wine and Liquor; Transmark Partners, LLC; Village Natural Market Inc.; Vinylume, Inc.; Wild Ginger; Your Wireless; and Yum Yum Tree. Learn more about them in our member directory.

Making News

The winter edition of Westchester Home magazine includes a glowing feature about Bronxville’s own Patty Canale, co-owner of Savanna at Home. Not only does the profile give insight to Patty’s creative mind and professional background—it lets us see her own home décor, where “pattern, texture and finishes from different eras commingle gracefully.” See why she’s summed up as displaying a “free-spirited, adventurous design aesthetic both in her home and in her store.” Just be forewarned: The article alone might put you in the mood to redo your own décor! 116 Pondfield Rd; 337-9400.

Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate made history last week with the sale of the highest sale in Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate history, as well as the highest single residential sale ever recorded in Westchester County! The Bedford Corners property, Devonshire, sold for $21 million.

Did you see the individual 7-layer cake from Topps Bakery that was featured in Westchester Magazine’sJanuary 2013 issue? Read it here and buy it here. 106 Pondfield Rd.

Local website WeeWestchster.com made a new year’s resolution of its own—to shop locally more often (yeah!). See the nod they gave to Womrath Bookshop for their children’s section.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

How to tell your story: J. Pocker, a third-generation family business, values your history and what defines you and your family. Bring in what makes you feel good and honor it by displaying it on your walls. A photograph, a drawing, a poem, a painting found on your travels…. These are the things that are special to you–who you are and where you’ve been. Amass your story by framing ultrasound photos, school pictures from pre-school through grade 12, graduations, college diplomas, wedding announcements, ketubahs, articles related to work achievements, birth announcements… J. Pocker looks forward to the next generations of stories and to helping you honor your time here by creating custom story boards on your walls in your homes and/or offices. See for yourself what earned J. Pocker the distinction of being named “Best of Westchester 2012” by Westchester Magazine. 65 Pondfield Rd; 337-7100.

Know someone looking to rent an apartmentThe Avalon offers newly renovated one-, two-, and three-bedroom designs with the finest appointments. Residents enjoy the bright, airy floor plans along with amenities like beautiful kitchens, ample closet space, central air conditioning, large bay windows, high ceilings, and private patios or balconies. Residents have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, personal concierge service, and a clubroom that includes a kitchen and fireplace. 125 Parkway Rd; 866-348-9572.

Check out the video of Liana Court giving a profile of Spruce Home and Garden as part of Julia B. Fee/Sotheby’s “Best Address” video series!


Tryforos and Pernice Florists is offering their remaining holiday decorations at 30% off (they had my favorite holiday window display). 73 Pondfield Rd… Fierson’s has begun their annual storewide clearance sale on children’s merchandise: Everything in the store marked down by 20-50% off! Also note that Thursday-night shopping has been suspended until the spring. Kraft Ave.


John Fogarty of J.C. Fogarty’s Bar & Restaurant will be honored by Cabrini of Westchester at Cabrini Immigrant Services’ Liberty & Justice Awards Reception on Thursday, January 10, at Estherwood Mansion in Dobbs Ferry. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by an awards ceremony at 7:00 pm. A silent auction will also be featured. RSVP by January 3. Business attire. For info: 693-6800 x 502.

Speaking of John Fogarty, the party continues at JC Fogarty’s this week, with live music by Dennis Toscano & Company on January 4 and by Timeline on January 6, as well as karaoke every Wednesday at 10:00 pm. Come on down for the Bowl games too!

The next Good News Christian Coffee House will be held at The Village Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 12, featuring Psalm 96. The Coffee House opens at 7:00 pm with coffee and pastries, and the concert begins at 7:30 pm. Cost is $10/adults, $5/students; $3/children ages 5-12. Babysitting will be available. Info: 337-0207 or www.vlc-ny.org.

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary invites you to “Your Abundant Life,” an 8-week group program with Stephanie starting on Tuesday, January 8, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. View details here.


Link NY Realty has relocated to 141 Parkway Rd, Suite 13B, in Bronxville…. Pepe Cadillac has relocated to a brand-new Westchester facility at 15 Water Street, White Plains, 10601. The phone number remains the same: 378-3444.

Employment Opportunities

Lawrence Hospital Center has various employment opportunities available, including scheduling representative, pharmacist, phlebotomist, nursing staff, physical therapists, security officer, telecommunications specialist, ultrasound technologists, and patient care partner.

J&G Italian Deli is seeking a F/T stockperson for immediate hire. Light kitchen work included.
664-3475; 502 New Rochelle Rd.

The Bronxville Adult School, a not-for-profit organization serving Bronxville and surrounding communities, is seeking an Executive Director. A description of the position outlining desired qualifications and job responsibilities is posted on the school’s website.  Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to bas.search.13@gmail.com. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a successful record of program development, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage multiple complex projects.

Bronxville Depot Taxi is seeking drivers for all shifts. Must have a NYS Class E license and the Bronxville Taxi license. They will help get the taxi license. Call 337-8311 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm for details.

The Bronxville branch of Aegis Financial, Inc.,member FINRA/SIPC, is looking for four fully licensed Series 7 or 6 registered representatives to work in our new office at 26 Paxton Ave. Candidates should have at least 2 years’ experience and have sold clients a balanced assortment of investments including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Employees enjoy the benefits of a friendly, relaxed office, a liberal vacation policy, and a great espresso machine! Contact Steve Ircha, JD, at 361-1099.

Considering a career in real estate? Houlihan Lawrence has an idea to help you test the waters. Use the Core Capacities Index to see if working at Houlihan Lawrence Bronxville is right for you.

Be loyal—buy local!

Susan Miele Executive Director

Bronxville Chamber of Commerce January 09, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Please share your feedback!
Gail Farrelly January 09, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Susan, thanks for all that info. You are right about the plea to shop local. I miss the hardware store in Bronxville. I wish that were still there. Sometimes we don't appreciate stores until they are gone. Then it's too late.
Matt W January 10, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Supporting local business is a key to keeping our neighborhood alive.


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