Mount Kisco Board Examines Plan For New Restaurant

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Architect Viktor Solarik shows Mount Kisco Planning Board member Doug Hertz the site plan for new restaurant Little Crepe Street at the board's Tuesday meeting. Photo Credit: Liz Button

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 10:50 a.m. December 12.

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — Last week, Bonnie Saran, who owns the 12-seat Indian eatery Little Kabab Station that opened early last year as well as the newer lassi café Little Spice Bazaar, debuted her third Mount Kisco restaurant, Little Crepe Street.   At the Mount Kisco Planning Board meeting Tuesday, Saran’s business partner, Viktor Solarik of VKS Architects in Katonah, applied for approval of a revised site plan for the 20-seat restaurant, which offers dessert crepes, coffee, savory crepes and a buffet where guests can choose their own toppings.

A building permit was issued in August to construct the new restaurant in the site of Smokers Harbor, which closed earlier this year, Solarik said.

The new creperie is located at 29 E. Main St. between Saran's existing restaurants: Little Spice Bazaar at 27 E. Main St. and Little Kabab Station at 31 E. Main St.
The permit from the building department allowed for the removal of part of the wall to connect the new crepe restaurant with Little Spice Bazaar via an interior door. This creates more seating, or about 35 seats between the two restaurants.

“It’s a lot of activity in a tiny space," Planning Board vice chairman Anthony Sturniolo said.
Presenting details to the board, Solarik said garbage is picked up six days a week, and deliveries for all three of Saran's restaurants come at 2 a.m., consolidating the delivery schedule.

When asked by the planning board, Solarik said he did not know why he was able to get a building permit to do interior work before first getting approval for the revised site plan.

In part, since all aspects of the plan were up to code, Solarik’s appearance before the board was a step back to tie up loose ends and bring the current site plan of record up to date. The most recent survey of the property was done in 1928, so once approved, the revised plan will accurately reflect the space’s current uses for the next tenant.

“The whole purpose of this is most of these buildings were built in the 1920s and 30s and there is no record of a site plan,” Cosentino said. “What we’re trying to do is get everything together by doing this because there was no site plan, and now we have a record of it.”

Although floor plans are on file with the building inspector, Solarik will submit further detailed documents of the layout next week. Little Crepe Street's revised site plan approval will go back on the agenda for the next planning board meeting.

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Little Crepe Street has been open for a week already. It is a delightful little restaurant with great food and service. Plan approval?

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