Annual Boyce Thompson Center Tree Lighting Ceremony


Executives of Simone Development Companies joined with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and other city officials on December 4 to kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony at the Boyce Thompson Center. More than 100 people attended the event. Pictured from left, Simone Healthcare Development President Guy Leibler; Simon Development Companies President Joseph Simone; Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano; Simone Development Companies Principal & Vice President of Leasing & Property Management Operations Joanna Simone; Councilman John Rubbo; Councilman Anthony Mercante; Council Majority Leader Michael Sabatino; Simone Metro Properties President Joseph Kelleher and Simone Development Companies Vice President Property Management & Operations.

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Fresh & Co. to Open First Westchester Location at Boyce Thompson Center


YONKERS, NY (October 2018) – The Boyce Thompson Center, an innovative 85,000-square-foot mixed-use center in Northwest Yonkers, has announced signing a 2,160-square-foot lease with Fresh & Co., a healthy food chain offering chef-inspired organic seasonal food with locations throughout New York City. This is the company’s 21st location and first in Westchester County.

Founded in 2010, Fresh & Co. is a destination for people that want a healthy meal…fast. Fresh & Co. offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu options that include homemade items such as, salads, soups, sandwiches, and quinoa bowls.

“We are delighted that Fresh & Co. has chosen the Boyce Thompson Center for its first location in Westchester County. The addition of Fresh & Co. further enhances the outstanding roster of retail tenants at our center,” said Joanna Simone, Vice President of Leasing and Property Management Operations for Simone Development Companies, the owner and manager of the Boyce Thompson Center.

With the signing of the lease for Fresh & Co, the Boyce Thompson Center’s retail space is fully occupied. Other retail tenants at the center include Starbucks Coffee, ISO Japanese Restaurant, Fortina Restaurant, The Taco Project, Executive Wine & Spirits, Family Wellness Pharmacy, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, PLUSHBLOW Salon and Ultimate Spectacle.

Simone recently announced signing 12,724 square feet in new leases to three healthcare tenants — ENT & Allergy Associates, Metro Vein Centers and Motion PT Group. Major healthcare tenants at the Boyce Thompson Center include St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Westmed Medical Group, ColumbiaDoctors, Riverside Dental Health, Westchester Gastroenterology, Juvanni Med Spa.

The center has one remaining medical space available for lease. For leasing inquiries or more information about the Boyce Thompson Center, visit

By |2018-12-06T21:19:29+00:00December 4th, 2018|Articles, Featured|Comments Off on Fresh & Co. to Open First Westchester Location at Boyce Thompson Center

Christian Petroni, Owner of Fortina, Wins ‘Food Network Star’

By: Jeanne Muchnick 

The judges have spoken.

Christian Petroni, the charismatic chef behind the Fortina enterprise, is the next Food Network Star.

But so is Jess Tom. The self-taught cook and food novelist from Pleasantville, was named co-winner on the Sunday night finale, the first time in Food Network history the competition had ended in a tie.

Petroni was at the Armonk Fortina and addressed the crowd saying the competition was the craziest experience of his life, but that he couldn’t have done it without the support of his customers.

“The Bronx, Westchester and Fairfield counties, I love you,” he shouted.

As winners, Petroni and Tom will become part of the Food Network family, with a project/pilot to be developed.

Grace LoBello of Armonk was at Fortina and said she was thrilled Petroni won. “He exudes passion and puts that into his food,” she said.

Marie Millo, also of Armonk said she has known Petroni since 2001 when they both worked at Trotters in White Plains. “This was well deserved,” Millo said. “He is so charismatic and has a huge heart.”

Nick Nitti, a chef at Forno Rossi in Chicago actually flew in to be at Fortina for the finale. “Christian is such a humble guy. What I love about him is despite his success, he is still just a big teddy bear,” said Nitti.

The 34-year-old restaurateur who got his start at the former Peniche, a tapas restaurant in White Plains, was given the title Sunday night by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis after beating fellow contestant Manny Washington, a firehouse chef from Orlando, Florida.

In total, Petroni competed against 17 different contestants to make it to the final three.

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