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Hudson Valley Region, August 2016

FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

Hudson Valley Region

August 2016

New York State Department of Labor
Division of Research and Statistics
120 Bloomingdale Road, Room 218
White Plains, NY 10605
914-997-8798

This briefing provides information on firm-specific hiring and layoff announcements in the Hudson Valley. The information in this report is derived from press releases, newspapers, business journals, newsletters and other public sources. It does not include all expansions and contractions in the region – only those for which public information has been obtained. An attempt is made to present only current information – events that have recently occurred or will occur in the near future.

BUSINESS EXPANSIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Nothing to report.

Orange County
Alto Music
was recently granted tax incentives to expand its business in the Town of Wallkill. The company was approved for a sales tax exemption for the construction and equipment for the new space.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill plans to open a 360-seat eatery on Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh. Construction on the 7,500 sq. ft. restaurant is scheduled to begin in October, 2016. When completed, the new eatery will be the company’s second location in Orange County. Buffalo Wild Wings operates a facility in the Town of Wallkill. No job numbers were announced.

Clear Key L.L.C. was granted tax incentives by the Orange County Industrial Development Agency to build a $6.5 million hotel in South Blooming Grove. The 81-room, 40,000 sq. ft. Sleep Inn and Suites will create 21 jobs while tapping into the county’s tourism industry.

Mavis Discount Tire plans to open a new facility on Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh. Mavis is currently awaiting a permit to begin demolition work on an existing structure at the new site where the company will build its new location. No job numbers were announced.

12th Rock Ministries received preliminary approval from the Town of Wallkill for an indoor sports complex. The new 91,000 sq. ft. sports facility will feature four hardwood basketball and volleyball courts, and a food services area. The sport complex is expected to open in about 2 years. No job numbers were announced.

Putnam County
Durante Rentals L.L.C.
, a Queens-based, 7-year old construction equipment and tools rental company, recently opened a new store on Fields Lane in Brewster. Durante launched its first Putnam County store less than a year ago in Carmel. The company has several locations, including stores in the Bronx, Mount Vernon, Elmsford and West Nyack.

Rockland County
AutoZone
, a Memphis-based national auto parts company, has signed a 10-year lease for 7,225 sq. ft. of retail space for its new store at 218 Route 59 in the village of Airmont. No job numbers were announced.

Crystal Run Healthcare recently opened its new multi-specialty, outpatient facility in West Nyack. The two-story, 70,000 sq. ft. medical center building will serve a variety of medical needs, including primary care, urgent care, obstetrics, and gynecology, surgical services, imagery and laboratory tests. Crystal Run operates more than 30 medical facilities in the Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. The medical care provider opened a similar sized medical facility late last year in Monroe (Orange County), creating an estimated 250 jobs.

Foodtown, the supermarket cooperative with stores in New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, recently opened a new store at the former A&P location on Route 303 in Valley Cottage. The 28,000 sq. ft. Valley Cottage store will be its first location in Rockland County. The new supermarket will create about 80 part and full-time jobs.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
ABC Drugs
, a pharmacy based in the Bronx, plans to open its first Westchester County location in the Purchase Professional Park complex. The company operates 3 outlets in the Bronx and Harlem. The new store will only dispense prescription drugs and other medicines. No job numbers were announced.

Alpha-En, a lithium metal manufacturer, expects to move into the Yonkers’ i-Park campus in October, 2016. The company is expected to employ about 20 to 25 people at its 10,000 sq. ft. office on Wells Avenue.

Capitol Seniors Housing plans to build a 101-unit senior housing facility on the former site of Frank’s Nursery and Crafts in the Town of Greenburgh. The company recently presented its plans to the Town Board for its 90,651 sq. ft. facility on Dobbs Ferry Road. The senior housing facility will consist of 71 assisted living rooms, five of which will be affordable, and 30 memory-care units. No job numbers were announced.

CVS Pharmacy will open a new 10,000 sq. ft. store at the Golden Horseshoe shopping center in New Rochelle. The center has a myriad of shops and eateries, including a bagel store, Chinese and Japanese restaurants, a U.S. Post Office and exercise studio and several clothing boutiques. Chopt Creative Salad Company, a chain of fast casual restaurants, is also discussing the possibility of opening a new store at the shopping center. Chopt’s application is under review. The chain currently has two stores in Westchester County, with locations in Rye Brook and Mount Kisco.

Dairy Queen, the soft-serve ice cream and fast-food restaurant chain, plans to add 100 locations in New York over the next 10 years, including its first Westchester County location. No job numbers were announced.

Developer Ossining Land L.L.C. plans to build a multi-unit mixed-use complex on a six-acre former textile plant site in the village of Ossining. The project, dubbed “Hudson Steppe,” will feature 189 residential units and 7,500 sq. ft. of office space, as well as an underground 231-space automated garage. No job numbers were announced.

JMF Properties Group, a NJ-based developer plans to build a 200-unit luxury apartment complex on a 22-acre site in the Town of North Castle. The 248,000 sq. ft. apartment complex dubbed “The Vue” will feature one and two-bedroom rentals ranging from $2,800 to $3,200 per month. No job numbers were announced.

Modell’s Sporting Goods recently opened its new 12,800 sq. ft. store on East Main Street in downtown Mount Kisco. The sports retailer opened the store in a building that formerly occupied Borders Books and Music. No job numbers were announced.

Spavia, a day spa offering massage, skin care and body treatments, opened its first New York location on Main Street in White Plains. The company has locations in Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, Nevada, Kentucky, Ohio, Florida, Washington and Texas. No job numbers were announced.

Ultimate Autobody opened its fourth auto body repair shop in Westchester County on Washington Street in Peekskill. The company’s other locations in Westchester include Bedford Hills, Bronxville and Mount Vernon. No job numbers were announced.

BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Rouge’s Automotive
filed a WARN notice with the NYS Dept. of Labor on August 3, 2016 in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company will close its store in Red Hook on November 3, 2016 and lay off all 40 employees.

Orange County
Ruby Tuesday
will close its restaurant at the Galleria at Crystal Mall. That location is among 95 under-performing sites that are scheduled to be closed. The workers at closed locations will be offered jobs nearby when possible. No job numbers were announced.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Nothing to report.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
Hebrew Hospital Senior Housing Inc.
filed a WARN notice with the NYS Dept. of Labor on August 4, 2016 in anticipation of a mass layoff. About 89 employees will be terminated on September 30, 2016 when the company closes its facility in Valhalla. The company, doing business under Westchester Meadows, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of last year.

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. filed a WARN notice with the NYS Dept. of Labor on August 25, 2016 in anticipation of a mass layoff. Teva produces niacin, a cholesterol drug, at the site and also house its research and development there. The plant closing will allow Teva to consolidate its R&D at a site in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The company will shut down the Pomona facility and lay off about 236 employees. The layoffs began on August 25, 2016 and will extend through the plant’s closing date on February 28, 2017.

STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

Nothing to report.

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