Village Board Delays Proposal for Improvements to Movie Theater and Frannie’s Goodie Shop Walkway

Tonight, the Mount Kisco Village Board will again review and consider a proposal from local business owner Isi Albanese to improve the landscaping in the walkway between East Main Street and the Blackeby Parking Lot.

The walkway runs next to the movie theater and the property redeveloped by Mr. Albanese from a gas station with rental truck storage to a presentable business property. The improvements that Mr. Albanese wants to make will also run next to his new proposed business, Frannie’s Goodie Shop, a frozen yogurt cafe (see website link). Mr. Albanese plans to open Frannie’s Goodie Shop in April.

Instead of approving the proposal, the Village Board postponed its decision on the improvements that will be made at no cost to the village. Trustee Morreale, who was on the Village of Mount Kisco Planning Board when it derailed the original proposal for a yogurt shop by Mr. Albanese, said at a March 7 meeting of the Mount Kisco Village Board, “we don’t see the full picture here”. The piece of property is a short rundown narrow strip of property that will be improved at no cost to the village. What part of the picture can’t be seen? Further, if Mr. Morreale had further questions, why did he not research his unanswered questions before the meeting. Trustee Markus also wanted to find out more information that he could have obtained before the meeting.

This matter is on the Village Board agenda tonight and hopefully the Village Board will stop being a roadblock to improvements in Mount Kisco.

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