Mayor's Message Regarding Shopping Center Release Date: September 13, 2013
To my fellow residents of Rye Brook:
As you are aware, an electrical fire at the Rye Ridge Shopping Center several weeks ago had closed a major portion of the shopping center. Over the past several weeks, the Rye Ridge management has been working 24X7 with a small army of contractors, and the individual store owners to repair the damage to the electrical system and re-open their stores as soon as possible. Representatives from the Village Building Department also worked closely with the shopping center throughout this process.
Earlier this week, several stores on the upper level of the shopping center were cleared by the Village to open for business. As of yesterday, that clearance extended to the entire upper level. As of today, we anticipate that the Village will also clear all of the stores on the lower level to open for business (although some stores may take an extra day or two in order to prepare to re-open).
The Village is thrilled to have our main shopping center (and quasi “downtown”) back in business. I strongly encourage everyone to stop by over the weekend and support the stores which we have become so reliant on over the years.
One last request – the Village has kicked off its Comprehensive Plan, which will establish a policy guide for future land-use decisions within the Village. In order to receive as much public comment as possible, we have created a survey that I request everyone complete. The address for the survey is: http://www.ryebrook.org/survey