Rebranded Restaurant Celebrates 15th Anniversary In Mohegan Lake Rebranded Restaurant Celebrates 15th Anniversary In Mohegan Lake
Rebranded Restaurant Celebrates 15th Anniversary In Mohegan Lake A restaurant in Northern Westchester celebrating its 15th anniversary is rebranding under a new name.  Augie's Prime Cut, located in Mohegan Lake at 3436 Lexington Ave., has changed its name to "Augie's Prime Italian" and will be celebrating its 15th anniversary between Sunday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 13, the owners announced.  The idea to rebrand the eatery under a new name was prompted by a desire for change as the restaurant approached the milestone anniversary.  "Augie’s has always been about delivering exceptional dining experiences—and that’s exactly what we’ll …
Spring Into Self-Care: Salons, Spas To Hold Month-Long Special Offers In White Plains Spring Into Self-Care: Salons, Spas To Hold Month-Long Special Offers In White Plains
Spring Into Self-Care: Salons, Spas To Hold Month-Long Special Offers In White Plains To help residents shake off their winter blues as spring approaches, several beauty businesses in a Westchester city will be holding special offers on self-care services.  The White Plains Business Improvement District will be holding its promotional event "MARCH Into Self-Care" beginning on Friday, March 1, and continuing until Sunday, March 31.  As part of the event, participating salons, spas, and other beauty establishments in downtown White Plains will hold specials on pampering and wellness services such as haircuts, acupuncture, facials, therapeutic IVs, massages, and more.…
Torrington Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances' Torrington Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances'
Torrington Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances' A Connecticut eatery has suddenly announced it will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Litchfield County's Cravings Cafe & Grill, located in Torrington at 9 Migeon Ave., announced on Thursday, Feb. 29 that it would be closed "until further notice."  In a social media post, the restaurant's owners did not give any specific reasons for the sudden closure but said it was due to "unfortunate circumstances."  "We sincerely appreciate all your support that you have given us," the owners wrote on social media. The eatery, which opened in May 2023, served bagels, breakfast …
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash More than 100,000 bottles of hydrogen peroxide mouthwash are being recalled due to a poisoning hazard. Heritage Store issued the recall for two of its products sold at health food stores and online from October 2010 to December 2023  The recalled mouthwash contains ethanol in a concentration that must be in child-resistant packaging, as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The packaging of the products is not child-resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, t…
Halal Grocery Store Counts Down Opening On Route 23 Halal Grocery Store Counts Down Opening On Route 23
Halal Grocery Store Counts Down Opening On Route 23 The countdown is on in Passaic County. Anatolia Market, a new halal supermarket, is set to open in Wayne at 29 Route 23 on Sunday, March 10, store officials tell Daily Voice. The supermarket plans to carry brands like Nutella, Ocean Spray, Nestle, Kraft and Poland Spring, according to its website.  Halal is Arabic for food that is allowed under Islamic law. Food must be processed, made, produced, manufactured and/or stored using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that have been cleansed according to Islamic law, according to the Islamic Council of Victoria. Non-halal items include …
Pasta Restaurant Replacing Arlington Pizzeria Pasta Restaurant Replacing Arlington Pizzeria
Pasta Restaurant Replacing Arlington Pizzeria A new pasta restaurant will be replacing a shuttered Arlington pizzeria. According to its website, Scolapasta will be moving into the space at 4219 Fairfax Dr., formerly occupied by Roma Pizza. Little is known about Scolapasta, whose website says only that it will offer handmade, fresh pasta. Daily Voice has reached out to the owners for more information. No word yet on an opening date.
'I've Been Blessed': Popular Beverly Hot Dog Restuarant Shuts Down 'I've Been Blessed': Popular Beverly Hot Dog Restuarant Shuts Down
'I've Been Blessed': Popular Beverly Hot Dog Restuarant Shuts Down The Scotty Dog, a beloved Beverly eatery known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, has closed.  Owner Stephen Scott posted on Monday, Feb. 26, in a popular private Facebook group — Northshore Eats — that he'd decided to close up shop after being made an offer he couldn't refuse. He didn't disclose what the offer was.  THANK THANK YOU!!It is with a heavy heart that I'm announcing that I sold The Scotty Dog. It's been a great run and my plans were to continue for at least 4 more years but a group came in and offered me something I couldn't refuse. I have been blessed to have a comm…
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Thousands of employees at an Atlantic City hotel and casino are getting shares of $10 million in bonuses, resort officials said. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City said thousands of union and non-union workers will split the $10 million, according to a news release on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The bonuses were announced to the employees during internal town hall meetings. Hard Rock employees also had the chance to win a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes. "Hard Rock Atlantic City team members are the key to our success in the market, and we are honored to recognize them and the…
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection A recall has been issued for multiple brands of eye ointment products due to the "lack of sterility assurance at the facility" of the manufacturer during an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "For those patients who use these products, there is a potential risk of eye infections or related harm," the FDA said. "These products are intended to be sterile. Ophthalmic drug products pose a potentially heightened risk of harm to users because drugs applied to the eyes bypass some of the body’s natural defenses."  Brassica Pharma Pvt. Ltd. is voluntarily recalling…
Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Middletown Athletic Club Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Middletown Athletic Club
Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Middletown Athletic Club A luxury wellness company has opened its first fitness center in Monmouth County, officials said. Life Time officially opened its newest location in Middletown on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the company said in a news release. The 127,000-square-foot facility is at 230 Half Mile Road, which is just off of Garden State Parkway exit 109. The athletic country club joined the nearby Life Time Work premium coworking space that opened in late January 2024. "Our expansion across the East Coast and here in New Jersey is a direct result of our strong performance as our brand continues to become a staple for …
Thirsty Thieves Stole Booze From Back Of Delivery Truck In Northeast DC: MPD Thirsty Thieves Stole Booze From Back Of Delivery Truck In Northeast DC: MPD
Thirsty Thieves Stole Booze From Back Of Delivery Truck In Northeast DC: MPD Three suspects remain at large after stealing alcohol from the back of a truck in Northeast DC when the driver went inside of a store to unload a delivery, officials say. Investigators with the Metropolitan Police Department released photos this week of suspects who are wanted in connection to a January robbery, when they made off with several cases of booze. The incident was reported outside a liquor store at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4 in the 3700 block of Minnesota Avenue NE. In the newly released surveillance photos, three suspects wearing all black - two in masks - ca…
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Rutherford New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Rutherford
New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Rutherford Calling all coneheads to Bergen County. Cones, an Argentinian artisanal ice cream shop, recently opened in Rutherford.  The ice cream shop previously had a location in Manhattan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🍦Cones Ice Cream🍦 (@conesnyc) View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🍦Cones Ice Cream🍦 (@conesnyc) A critic on Yelp said the owners were lovely people who served up delicious ice cream. "The creamy rich texture reminds me of gelato," the reviewer wrote in a 5-st…
‘Beyond Excited’: Longtime Employees Taking Reins At Popular Sunderland Farm ‘Beyond Excited’: Longtime Employees Taking Reins At Popular Sunderland Farm
‘Beyond Excited’: Longtime Employees Taking Reins At Popular Sunderland Farm These longtime farmhands are sprouting into farm owners. After a combined 18 years of helping to keep things running at Franklin County’s popular Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland, employees Max Traunstein and Lilly Israel are set to purchase the business. If all goes to plan, Traunstein and Israel, both 31, will take over operations from owners Caroline Pam and Tim Wilcox in the spring, the farm announced Monday, Feb. 26. “Both are graduates of agriculture programs at the University of Massachusetts and have worked alongside Tim and Caroline to make the farm into a successful business,” t…
Pasta La Vista: Italian Restaurant Chain Shutters Latham Location After 19 Years Pasta La Vista: Italian Restaurant Chain Shutters Latham Location After 19 Years
Pasta La Vista: Italian Restaurant Chain Shutters Latham Location After 19 Years An Italian restaurant chain with locations across the country has closed several of its New York eateries. Carrabba’s Italian Grill shuttered its Albany County restaurant – located in Latham at 675 Troy Schenectady Road – on Friday, Feb. 23 after 19 years in operation. It was the company’s sole Capital Region location. The restaurant chain also closed its only Long Island locations, in Smithtown at 730 Smithtown Bypass, and in Central Islip at 20 North Research Place. A spokesperson for Carrabba’s parent company, Bloomin’ Brands, told Daily Voice the closures were a business decision that …
Mediterranean-Fresh Restaurant Opens In South Jersey Mediterranean-Fresh Restaurant Opens In South Jersey
Mediterranean-Fresh Restaurant Opens In South Jersey Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, the nation’s leading fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant, is set to open its newest location in Delran on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The new Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh features stuffed pitas, laffas, traditional gyros, bowls, plates and salads that are packed with unique earth-grown flavors, like olive oil, paprika and hummus, making each dish simple, clean and good for you. The new location at 1361 B Fairview Blvd is owned by Aditya Sirpal. After making a career switch away from the IT world in 2013, Sirpal became a serial entrepreneur in the Delran community, havi…
Atlantic City Casino Hotel Losing Management Partner At End Of 2024 Atlantic City Casino Hotel Losing Management Partner At End Of 2024
Atlantic City Casino Hotel Losing Management Partner At End Of 2024 An Atlantic City casino hotel will lose its management partner at the end of the year, officials said. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced it will end its management assignment at Resorts Casino Hotel at the end of 2024. Resorts was the first Native American-run casino in Atlantic City and Mohegan purchased a 10-percent ownership interest in 2012. Mohegan will keep its 10-percent stake in Resorts. "We’re extremely proud of our relationship with Resorts Casino Hotel and what we have helped accomplish," said Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment president and CEO Ray Pineault. "We want…
300-Year-Old Morris County Restaurant Closing For Renovations 300-Year-Old Morris County Restaurant Closing For Renovations
300-Year-Old Morris County Restaurant Closing For Renovations A New Jersey restaurant open for more than 300 years will temporarily close for renovations. The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, located on W. Main Street in Mendham, bills itself as the state's oldest continually running restaurant, dating back to 1742. Over the weekend, the eatery, which serves American classics, said it will be undergoing temporary closure for renovations. "Get ready for a brand-new kitchen and a fresh look!" the Facebook post reads. "We're excited to unveil these upgrades to you." Black Horse Tavern & Pub will hold a grand reopening in Fall 2024.
East Durham Water Park Fined $38K For Violating Federal Labor Laws With Teen Employees East Durham Water Park Fined $38K For Violating Federal Labor Laws With Teen Employees
East Durham Water Park Fined $38K For Violating Federal Labor Laws With Teen Employees A water park in the region will have to pay nearly $40,000 in fines for violating federal child labor laws with dozens of teenage employees. Greene County’s Zoom Flume Water Park, located in East Durham, was the target of investigation by the Albany district office of the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division in 2022. The agency found that the water park allowed 35 15-year-old lifeguards to work with prohibited equipment at the top of elevated, power-driven water slides between July 2021 and July 2022. As such, the company was found to be in violation of federal labor laws and reg…
New Bergen County Pizzeria Homage To Popular Owner's Late Grandmother New Bergen County Pizzeria Homage To Popular Owner's Late Grandmother
New Bergen County Pizzeria Homage To Popular Owner's Late Grandmother The owner of a popular Bergen County pizzeria that shuttered in August 2022 is weeks away from reopening a new shop. Dave Ligas, who owned Tavolino in Wallington, will be opening Casano's Pizza Parlor at 8 Highland Cross — formerly home to Top That! Donuts — in Rutherford, this spring, he tells Daily Voice. The pizzeria is named after Ligas' late grandmother: Marie Rene Casano, an "avid cook" who for years worked as a waitress at Mama Lucia’s in Newark, he said. Marie Rene died in the 1970s, and Casano's Pizza Parlor is retro-themed, in her honor, her grandson said. Follow Ligas as "…
New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Yorktown New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Yorktown
New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Yorktown Sushi lovers will want to check out a new Northern Westchester restaurant that just celebrated its grand opening.  Sushi Express, located in Yorktown at 1925 Commerce St., held its grand opening on Thursday, Feb. 22.  The opening event was attended by New York State Sen. Pete Harckham, who announced the restaurant's opening on his Facebook page.  "It’s always great to see locally owned businesses open in our community," Harckham said.  The eatery offers various sushi rolls, sashimi, hand rolls, sushi entrees, and salads.  Special rolls include the Spicy Eskimo Ro…
DMV Region Reacts To Local News Outlet Getting Shut Down, Reporter Releases DMV Region Reacts To Local News Outlet Getting Shut Down, Reporter Releases
DMV Region Reacts To Local News Outlet Getting Shut Down, Reporter Releases A popular local news outlet in the DMV region is being shut down - again - after the agency released more than a dozen employees and plans to shift toward a different business model.  The backlash was swift and harsh on Friday, Feb. 23, when WAMU announced it would be shutting down DCist, which was shuttered unexpectedly as users were redirected to a website for the company's radio station. Layoffs were confirmed by their union on Friday morning. If you believe in the power of local journalism to hold the government accountable, to bring levity to your day, or to tell you something…
New Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary To Celebrate Opening In White Plains: Here's When New Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary To Celebrate Opening In White Plains: Here's When
New Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary To Celebrate Opening In White Plains: Here's When Another adult-use cannabis dispensary is set to celebrate its grand opening in Westchester.  An Etain adult-use dispensary, located in White Plains at 75 Mamaroneck Ave., will hold the event on Friday, March 1 at noon, the company announced.  The new dispensary will be operated by Etain, a woman-founded company that is one of the original medical cannabis operators in New York and has been in the business for nearly a decade.  "Westchester has been Etain’s home for many years, and the significance of unveiling the first co-located dispensary in this community holds a profoun…
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
Levantine Restaurant ‘ala’ Sets Opening Date For New Maryland Location Levantine Restaurant ‘ala’ Sets Opening Date For New Maryland Location
Levantine Restaurant ‘ala’ Sets Opening Date For New Maryland Location Levantine-inspired restaurant ‘ala’ has set an opening date for its new Maryland location. ala-Bethesda is opening its doors Friday, March 1 at the former Positano restaurant space at 4948 Fairmont Avenue. Similar to its Washington DC location, the new spot’s cuisine couples Levantine-inspired creations with others from the Levant region of Turkey, Syria, and Israel. The eatery sits 90 indoors and 30 more on the patio and is owned by Deniz Gulluoglu, who lives in the Cabin John area of Bethesda. “We have always wanted to open a second restaurant closer to our home, in our community,” …
Watertown Celeb's Whiskey Will Launch Next Month Across Mass Watertown Celeb's Whiskey Will Launch Next Month Across Mass
Watertown Celeb's Whiskey Will Launch Next Month Across Mass Watertown Whiskey, the brainchild of Mikey Bortone of "Survivor" fame, is set to release in Massachusetts on March 1.  Bortone told the Daily Voice that getting his coconut-flavored whiskey into Massachusetts was a milestone he was excited to make.  Related: Watertown Native, 'Survivor' Alum Launches Whiskey Label “It has always been one of our top priorities to have Watertown Whiskey for sale in Watertown,” says Mikey Bortone, CEO and co-founder of Watertown Whiskey, in a news release. “We’re thrilled to start our national expansion in Massachusetts as well as in Rhode Island an…
Pizzeria Permanently Closes In Larchmont: 'Thank You To All Customers' Pizzeria Permanently Closes In Larchmont: 'Thank You To All Customers'
Pizzeria Permanently Closes In Larchmont: 'Thank You To All Customers' After a little over a year in business, a pizzeria in Westchester has permanently closed. Alondra's Restaurant, located in Larchmont at 18 Chatsworth Ave., announced its permanent closure in a social media post on Saturday, Feb. 10.  "The doors have closed forever," the owners wrote in their post, continuing, "Thank you to all the customers who supported us for a long year."  No other reason for the closure was given. The eatery, which opened in early 2023, had served Neapolitan pizza as well as classic Italian-inspired dishes.  The news of the closure prompted some sad re…
Foreign Nationals Convicted Of Multi-Million Dollar Phony iPhone Scheme In Maryland, DC: Feds Foreign Nationals Convicted Of Multi-Million Dollar Phony iPhone Scheme In Maryland, DC: Feds
Foreign Nationals Convicted Of Multi-Million Dollar Phony iPhone Scheme In Maryland, DC: Feds A pair of Chinese nationals living in Maryland have been convicted on federal charges for an elaborate scheme to defraud Apple out of millions of dollars worth of iPhones, authorities announced. Haotian Sun, of Baltimore, and Pengfei Xuem, of Germantown, both 33, were found guilty this week for their roles in a sophisticated operation involving upwards of 5,000 devices. According to prosecutors, between May 2017 and September 2019, Sun, Xue, and other conspirators defrauded Apple Inc. by submitting counterfeit phones to Apple for repair to get the company to exchange them with genuine …
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions About 300 jobs are being created thanks to the arrival of a new ShopRite in Old Bridge. The new ShopRite is located in the Glenwood Green Shopping Center at Route 9 and Schulmeister Road. The store is set to open in March. Hiring is taking place for all positions including department managers, butchers, deli, bakery, dairy, produce and seafood associates, customer service associates, cashiers and baggers. Perry Blatt, director of E-Commerce and Business Development for Village Super Market, Inc., said,  “We look forward to continuing our commitment to the community with a brand new s…
Medical Office Complexes Have New Leasing Manager In Union, Burlington Counties Medical Office Complexes Have New Leasing Manager In Union, Burlington Counties
Medical Office Complexes Have New Leasing Manager In Union, Burlington Counties Lee & Associates New Jersey has been selected to lease two medical office properties in Union and Burlington counties.  The commercial real estate firm’s Erica Davidson is heading the exclusive agency for 200 Williamson Street in Elizabeth and 6 Earlin Avenue in Browns Mills. Landmark Healthcare Facilities LLC owns both properties. The national full-service developer specializes in physician office buildings and clinics, ambulatory care and surgery centers, cardiac and cancer centers, imaging centers, fitness and women’s centers and laboratories. 200 Williamson Street is a new…