The Journal News/lohud.com wants to keep you in the loop on all the newest stores, restaurants and service providers coming to your towns. Below are a list of new businesses that recently opened in the community.
Have or know about a new local business coming to Westchester, Rockland or Putnam counties? Contact reporter Heather Clark, [email protected].
Geraldina’s Couture Boutique, Scarsdale
Where: 455 South Central Park Ave.
When: Grand opening celebration April 7
What’s it about?: Fashion designer Geraldina Shabani has opened her second location in Westchester County. Geraldina’s Couture Boutique features Shabani’s latest gowns, including wedding dresses. The boutique has a team of designers to help customers find accessories and shoes to pair with their gown, whatever the occasion. While the boutique itself has been open since Feb. 1, a grand opening celebration is being held on April 7.
Shabani’s first location is the Atelier, or studio space, on East Hartsdale Avenue in Hartsdale. The boutique is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, head to geraldinascouture.com.
Where: Ridge Hill Shopping Center, 51 Market St. (next to Whole Foods)
What’s it about?: Hapik Yonkers, a climbing park, will bring visitors 26-feet up on two rope courses and 50 climbing walls within its 10,000 square feet of space. The location will also have a snack bar. Once open, the climbing park will be open for climbing, as well as host birthday parties, field trips for camps, and more.
Climbing sessions start at $19 for one hour and $29 for two hours. The park will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. It is advised that customers make reservations before heading to the park.
There is currently no official opening date as the Yonkers Hapik awaits one more approval, according to the company’s CEO Antoine Richard. They do anticipate opening in the first half of April, Richard added.
Sleepy Hollow Bookshop, Sleepy Hollow
Where: 95 Beekman Ave.
When: Tentatively opening fall 2022
What’s it about?: Still in the early stages of renovation, Leah Bloom is hoping to open the Sleepy Hollow Bookshop this coming fall. Once open, the shop will feature books for kids of all ages, including young adults. The bookshop will also have a coffee shop, with offerings for adults along with kid focused snacks and drinks.
“Sleepy Hollow is a very booky town,” Bloom said. “People do really seem to read and support the arts. People have stopped me on the street; it’s been amazing and the support is unbelievable. I didn’t know there was quite this much excitement.”
Sleepy Hollow is Bloom’s community — she and her family have been living in the village for 15 years — and she knows the area has been looking for a bookshop, as well as a place parents and children can gather. Bloom is planning to host author talks, “storytimes,” and more events.
“I always thought Beekman Avenue would be a good spot,” Bloom said.” I want to make it uniquely Sleepy Hollow. It’s an interesting place! I’m going to do different areas of books chosen by local kids, they’re favorites, a Spanish language section. I definitely want to tie it to the area.”
While the shop isn’t open just yet, customers can log on to sleepyhollowbookshop.com and purchase books before the store even opens. To stay up to date on the store’s happenings, check out facebook.com/SleepyHollowBookshop.
Heather Clark covers business openings and closings throughout Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. Keep up on the latest comings and goings by joining our Facebook group at What’s going there Westchester, Rockland, Putnam. Contact Clark via email, [email protected]