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January 6, 2022 at 8:11 a.m.
Berger Ace Hardware at 43 N. Main St. is on the way out to make way for a 6-story mixed use building that will run from 27-45 N. Main and also include 28 Adee St. It will comprise retail and restaurant space on the first floor, 203 residential units, co-working space, a rebuilt area for Human Development Services, structured off-street parking and bike storage. Berger will be closing sometime in February.
Petco is the latest loss in The Waterfront at Port Chester development off Waterfront Place. Following a storewide sale where everything including the fixtures is being sold, it will be closing on Saturday, Jan. 15. The store was originally slated to close a year ago, but reportedly the Petco employee who paid the rent there didn’t get the word, the annual rent was paid, and the store stayed open an extra year.
Bed Bath & Beyond in The Waterfront at Port Chester will bite the dust shortly after Petco. It will be closing sometime in February, according to a store employee. Currently all merchandise is 20% off and no coupons can be used. This store closing is part of the chain’s downsizing to focus on its strongest performing stores and online sales.
The long-anticipated 2-story Target announced in July 2020 is now built in the Gateway Shopping Center on the Boston Post Road, but there is no name on the outside of the building, just the Target red façade, and nothing much is happening inside the space. Inquiries to the Westmore News about advertising a grand opening have been coming in, but no date has yet been divulged.
The buildings at 30 Broad St. and 136-38 Irving Ave. have been razed, and a 9-story building with a microbrewery on the first floor, residential units and office space above will eventually take their place.
Barriers block off the buildings that were knocked down in short order at the corner of North Main and Mill streets. The 6-story Tarry Lighthouse mixed-use project will eventually rise at that spot with 209 residential units, 28,000 square feet of street level shops, 271 parking spaces and various amenities. However, a deal has not been reached with X-S Hair which is still open in the adjacent building which all other tenants have vacated, putting a cog in the wheel.