Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DELI DELICIOUS IS NOW CLOSED--DUE TO ZONING BD ACTION--I DISAGREE WITH DECISION

I disagree with the informal decision of the Zoning Board to deny the variance requested for a drive through window for Deli Delicious. The store is now closed. The residents who opposed the variance request may have won the battle - but at some point in the future the property will be sold. It's possible that traffic impacts from another business will be less desirable than a deli. I think the town has to be more business friendly. Closing a business that has been an asset to our town for 28 years is sad. It also sends the wrong message to other businesses considering Greenburgh--that we are not business friendly. Vacant businesses = more unemployment, more tax certiorari refunds (higher taxes), more eyesores and make it more difficult to attract other businesses to our town.
PAUL FEINER
Dear Mr. Feiner:
As a result of the decision made by the Town of Greenburgh Zoning Board of Appeals to deny the variances requested for a drive through window for Deli Delicious, the owner, Ernie Tartaglione, was forced to close the doors to the building he built and the business he operated for the last 28 years. I must tell you that it was heartbreaking to see Ernie hugging his employees, one of whom was his own son, as they left the premises in tears and without a job. This should also be a sad day for the Town of Greenburgh, as it is left with another empty store in a prominent location in the Town and a number of unemployed residents. It certainly does not send a very positive message to the existing businesses in Greenburgh or to anyone who might be contemplating starting a new business there. Even though the outcome of the lengthy Zoning Board of Appeals process was not what we had hoped it would be, Ernie and I want you to know that we appreciated your understanding of the problem and your support for the application.

5 comments:

Paul said...

Deli Delicious is not closed because of the Zoning Board, your illegal actions toward the neighborhood or anything but a poorly run deli by a businessman looking for a quick buck but making the change and flipping the business. He has a For Lease, not a For Sale sign up which means he wants to keep the property but have a rental business. What the Zoning Board did was to call his bluff. Just watch, he'll reopen in time.

why don't u retire said...

I am happy that Deli Delicious paid you back for all of your efforts to save the business. By boarding up his business it sends the perception that the fair Town of Greenburgh is a crime and vandalism ridden area and that was the only remedy he had to protect his vacant business. I surely think it not only reflects poorly on you but our police dept. If it looks like a ghetto it must be a ghetto its all based on perception. if Pathmark and A&P boarded up would you permit it. I don't think so!!!

I was told those signs he has plastered all over his building violate our sign laws. Can you confirm they have received violations. It would be so unfair to all the other businesses in the town that would love to put up signs of that magnitude but are denied.
Your the one that wants to attract more business if I where a potential investor and saw that eye sore I would get out of Dodge immediately.
But could this be a last minute ploy by MR, Deli Delicious to send that final message to the ZBA. I call it the "Look WHAT YOU'VE CAUSED DEFENSE" and looking for a last minute reprieve from the ZBA on Thursday. Not after the scandal they caused. The possible bribery or trying to influence a Town official. is now being investigated by the Ethics Board and soon by your Board.
Mr. Feiner congratulations you are now the proud Supervisor of GHETTOBURGH. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck it's a duck or maybe something that rhymes might fit too!!!! Your antics have done it again.

Paul said...

Don't you think that boarding up the business is a bit excessive? The Town used to be very stringent about signage. As long a a Feiner kool-aid drinking, campaign donating business owner is keeping Paul's cash flow active, they can do whatever they want. I've driven through this neighborhood when the began highlighting Feiner's ethically-challenged screwing of this neighborhood. They are right. More importantly, Feiner's buddy highlights what he's doing to that gem of a neighborhood - raping and pillaging it to line his pockets. Shame on you.

Paul said...

DeCicco voted for Deli Delicious and lost the election. More Zoning Board violations and illegal actions beg for an audit. Get Hochberg, the criminal to investigate.

why don't u retire said...

Looking back at your comments about Deli Delicious something really disturbed me. You keep repeating the same phrase, certain individuals in the neighborhood have won the battle but will lose the war. Who waged the war? How childish of you in saying that. There is no war only if you waged it against the people you so willingly swore to defend when you took office over 2 decades ago or may you have forgotten what your duties are as Supervisor. You are not in office to wage war or have personal vendettas against certain individuals that have made you look like a fool with your political cronies because you couldn't keep your dirty political promises. It seems you won't stop until you devastate that Innocent tight knit community. Stop playing with your GI Joe and see you are the only war criminal in the town .
I call on the residents of Greenburgh to unite and conquer the regime of Feiner. Count your days in office its almost over.