Mount Kisco Merchants Pleased With Former Borders Site Foreclosure Deal

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Cathy Deutsch, left, and Leslie Bijoux.
Cathy Deutsch, left, and Leslie Bijoux. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Merchants whose stores are across the street from the former Mount Kisco Borders site are glad that a deal for the property’s foreclosure lawsuit has been reached.

“Absolutely glad,” said Cathy Deutsch, owner of Tiger Lily.

Deutsch, who attributes the bookstore’s closure to a reduction in traffic, hopes that the deal leads to the place being occupied. She suggested DSW as possibility for the place, noting the lack of shoe stores in the area.

The former bookstore site, at 154-162 E. Main St., is a large vacancy for the retail corridor.

Leslie Bijoux, co-owner of the stores Yogi’s Paw and Evolution, concurred with Deutsch in support of the deal. She is also interested in the place being used for footwear.

Juan Ortiz, a manager at Bellizzi, attributes the closure of Borders to an impact on business. Because of the lawsuit deal, he is hopeful that the storefront will be occupied. He would like to see something technology related in the space, naming an Apple store as an example.

Previous coverage of the foreclosure lawsuit deal is available here.

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