by R36 Combine Coach
MNCR press release (4/23/12)
The historic 1890 train station building in the heart of Port Chester's downtown is about to get a new tenant – a food hall and beer garden by the popular Heartland Brewery.Opening is slated for June 2013 and will include a weekday AM coffee concession.
MTA Metro-North Railroad announced its plans today to lease the 5,630-square-foot station building.
"This restaurant will be a positive addition to the village's downtown business district and will provide economic vitality to the area around the train station seven days a week from morning to night," said Metro-North President Howard Permut. "This arrangement is consistent with Metro-North's ongoing efforts to operate more efficiently and to provide better customer service. It will provide cost savings to Metro-North and improve service to our customers by making the station available to them for shelter, restrooms and coffee service." "This project is very exciting for me as I'm both a restaurateur and avid gardener. Designing a restaurant in this historic building and working with a designer and a landscape architect together on the food hall and beer garden is something I have always wanted," said Jon Bloostein, founder and CEO of Heartland Brewery.
"As a tribute to the locale, the restaurant will be named Port Chester Hall. It will offer a diverse menu and a full bar featuring a special selection of beers locally brewed in New York State. We will preserve the existing mosaic and stone floor and include the oak benches in our furniture plan. The landscaped outdoor area will be approximately 3,600 square feet," Bloostein added.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.