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Westchester Burger Shop Opening Soon in Mt. Kisco

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - There is a buzz in Mount Kisco, which despite a number of empty storefronts, will soon be home to a renowned burger emporium in a good spot in the village. The popular Westchester Burger Co., with locations in White Plains and Rye Brook, will be opening its doors in March, general manager Vincent Corso said.

While the opening date is not yet set in stone, Corso is confident the eatery will soon be slinging its first burgers. Corso said all the restaurant needs to open is a certificate of occupancy from the local building department, and the planning board’s go-ahead after it is satisfied with the aesthetic look of the restaurant's exterior.

Corso and principal owner and brother-in-law Angelo Difeo are just pleased that residents in the area will have a place in town that has its restaurant's logo. “We’re very excited about bringing the concept to Mount Kisco." He said locals are pleased they won't need to travel south to get quality burgers in a nice and urbane setting.

The location is one that previously housed 353 Restaurant and Lounge, which closed in the fall. Corso noted the opening of his place will hopefully be a catalyst for the area and spark more storefronts filling up.

“For those who are on Route 117, we feel like we’re trying to revitalize the area, since most of the action is downtown,” he said. “So we’re trying to bring some action up North Bedford Road.”

Despite the proximity to fast food and restaurant chains, Difeo and Corso believe they will stand apart by virtue of providing a fine dining experience at a reasonable cost.

“On the logo, the slogan behind what we do is ‘fine dining between the buns.’ We don’t consider ourselves a fast food chain,” he explained. “It’s a wonderful restaurant with an experienced staff that takes tremendous pride and fun in what they do. And if you look over the menu, you can see how much fun they have.”

The restaurant will hold a full bar with 12 beers on tap, Corso said, which will help cater to a families, singles, or adults taking in a night on the town. The brothers-in-law, who also own Graziella’s Restaurant in White Plains, know that their work will ultimately speak for itself.

“If you know our restaurants,” Corso said, “fine dining is what we’re all about.”

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