Just wanted to alert my fellow Westchester Hounds to a disturbing piece in the Sun 2/12 New York Times (Metro Section, "Latino Shops Fear They Have No Place in Westchester Village's Retail Makeover," p. 46).
I am too tech-challenged to attach a link, but the article basically talks about how the new behemoth mall in town is threatening small businesses, many of which are great restaurants (Palateria Fernandez, Nino International Bakery, and Pantanal are mentioned). Most concerning, the village can use its power of eminent domain to condemn and acquire these properties, if they feel that the masses would prefer another Applebee's or Outback, which they probably would. Apparently, mall shoppers are not making their way to the local businesses - but we already knew that your average Costco shopper is not a Chowhound!
Please, let's make sure we continue to patronize the independent businesses of Port Chester (and everywhere), many of which dish out great chow. It'd be a shame to lose 'em.
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