Chicken Joint Owned By Shaq Opening In Bridgewater Chicken Joint Owned By Shaq Opening In Bridgewater
Chicken Joint Owned By Shaq Opening In Bridgewater Shaq is bringing his brand of chicken to Bridgewater. Big Chicken, which was founded by NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, a Newark native, is opening in Bridgewater on Thursday, July 18 at the Village at Bridgewater Commons. To celebrate the grand opening, the first 34 fans in line will get free Big Chicken food and drinks for a year, up to $10 a week. Shaq famously wore #34 while dominating the NBA during his time with the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. “We’re so excited to welcome Shaquille O’Neal back home, in the tastiest possible said Troy Fischer, senior general …
Winning $100K Scratch-Off Ticket Sold At Royal Farms In Cecil County Winning $100K Scratch-Off Ticket Sold At Royal Farms In Cecil County
Winning $100K Scratch-Off Ticket Sold At Royal Farms In Cecil County A Maryland man knew he won on a Lottery scratcher, but he didn't realize he was in for a six-figure windfall. The random purchase of a Bingo X10 scratcher landed a Cecil County man - who chose to remain anonymous - a $100,000 jackpot, though he didn't realize it right away. According to officials, during a trip to Royal Farms on Jacob Tome Memorial Highway in Port Deposit, the scratch-off ticket caught his eye, and after picking it up on a whim, scanned it at the store, when he was instructed to head to Lottery Headquarters to claim his prize. He said that he knew it would be a "substantia…
‘Forever Grateful’: Pizzeria In Cohoes Closing After 14 Years ‘Forever Grateful’: Pizzeria In Cohoes Closing After 14 Years
‘Forever Grateful’: Pizzeria In Cohoes Closing After 14 Years A pizzeria boasting the largest pies around is approaching its final dinner service after more than a decade in business. In Albany County, Pop’s Pizza – located in Cohoes at 148 Columbia Street – will permanently close on Saturday, July 20. “It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of Pop’s after 14 wonderful years of serving the communities of Cohoes, Latham, Troy, Waterford, and Watervliet,” owner Alyssa Apisa said on Facebook. Opened in 2010, Pop’s Pizza serves over a dozen specialty pizzas, calzones, hot subs, and appetizers. Among the dishes to earn shoutouts on Yelp ar…
PA Peruvian Charcoal Chicken Restaurants Suddenly Closes All Locations PA Peruvian Charcoal Chicken Restaurants Suddenly Closes All Locations
PA Peruvian Charcoal Chicken Restaurants Suddenly Closes All Locations A once extremely popular Peruvian charcoal chicken restaurant with four locations in Lancaster County is suddenly shuttered, all of its doors, as every location closes.  Frisco's Chicken had the following sign posted on its doors on Friday afternoon: "Frisco's Fans, it is with a heavy heart that we share that we are closing our doors indefinitely. Although we have elected to close, a group of our team has refused to stop working and will be selling through our inventory until it is gone at our Lancaster and Mount Joy locations. These sales will be cash only and all proceeds will g…
Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including In Ansonia And Milford Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including In Ansonia And Milford
Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including In Ansonia And Milford This story has been updated. Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including five in Connecticut.  The company said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth. Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint, with more than 350 stores. The impacted stores include:  100 Division St., Ansonia, New Haven County 855 Bridgeport Ave., Milford (1360 East Town Road, Milford will remain open), New Haven County 21…
Stop & Shop Closing Dozens Of Stores, Including In West Haverstraw Stop & Shop Closing Dozens Of Stores, Including In West Haverstraw
Stop & Shop Closing Dozens Of Stores, Including In West Haverstraw Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including seven in New York. The supermarket said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth.  Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint with more than 350 stores.  The company said Stop & Shop associates at impacted locations will be offered other opportunities within the company.  “Stop & Shop is proud of the deep roots and community ties we have de…
Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Yonkers Store: Here's When Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Yonkers Store: Here's When
Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Yonkers Store: Here's When A global lingerie brand owned by iconic pop star and actress Rihanna is set to open a new storefront at a Westchester shopping center. The store, which will sell Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie product line, will hold its grand opening at the Cross County Center in Yonkers on Friday, July 12.  The over 3,000-square-foot store will offer a wide range of affordable lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, and sportswear available in sizes XS–4X/XS–XXXXL, according to the owners.  According to Rihanna herself, the brand aims to "make people look good and feel good."  "We want y…
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Flagship Montclair Location Guerriero Gelato Shutters Flagship Montclair Location
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Flagship Montclair Location Guerriero Gelato is continuing to downsize. A month after announcing the closure of its location in Morristown, the gelateria announced it will be closing its Montclair location in October after 10 years. "This is very emotional for us," the company wrote on social media. "This was the first shop we built out ourselves. We made friendships that will last a lifetime." The eatery said while the Montclair store remains popular, they cannot keep up with rising taxes, rent, cost of living, labor and food.  "We hope that we can all make progress against the ridiculous cost of living a…
Pair Of Huntington Restaurants Close After Decades In Business: 'Bittersweet, Difficult' Pair Of Huntington Restaurants Close After Decades In Business: 'Bittersweet, Difficult'
Pair Of Huntington Restaurants Close After Decades In Business: 'Bittersweet, Difficult' Loyal patrons are saying goodbye to a pair of Long Island restaurants boasting a combined nearly half century of culinary expertise. In Huntington, both House of India and Osteria Da Nino announced their closures in late June and early July 2024. Italian eatery Osteria Da Nino, located at 292 Main Street in Huntington, announced its closure on Tuesday, June 18, after 20 years in business. “Our little Italian restaurant has truly been an amazing part of our family and we are ever grateful for all those who brought it to life… we ate well, we drank wine, we laughed and cried, we exchanged st…
New Globally-Inspired Eatery Opens Inside Historic Building In Port Chester New Globally-Inspired Eatery Opens Inside Historic Building In Port Chester
New Globally-Inspired Eatery Opens Inside Historic Building In Port Chester Fans of dishes cooked in wood-fired ovens and enjoyers of aged meats may want to visit an all-new restaurant housed in an over 140-year-old building in Westchester.  1881 Kitchen Table, located in Port Chester at 112 North Main St., will hold its grand opening on Thursday, July 18, the owners announced.  Located in the village's downtown area, the restaurant, which is now open, was constructed inside a building dating back to 1881 that once housed a library, a gentleman's room, a speakeasy, and Siegels and Hart Schaffner Marx clothing stores.  The eatery's owners, …
Central PA Restaurant Reopens After Car Slams Into It Central PA Restaurant Reopens After Car Slams Into It
Central PA Restaurant Reopens After Car Slams Into It A popular family restaurant closed suddenly on Tuesday morning after a car slammed into it, the owners announced.  Stonybrook Family Restaurant, located at 3560 East Market Street was forced to close after someone backed into a corner of the brick building on July 9, as the owners explained in a Facebook post.  "One person was taken for medical evaluation," as stated in the post.  Springettsbury police, EMS, and firefighters responded to the crash.  Only 5% of the building was damaged so the restaurant happily reopened on Wednesday morning — with a new menu of lun…
Shaq's Big Chicken Takes First Big Step Into Mass. With Peabody Location Shaq's Big Chicken Takes First Big Step Into Mass. With Peabody Location
Shaq's Big Chicken Takes First Big Step Into Mass. With Peabody Location Shaquille O'Neal is considered one of the most dominant centers in NBA history. But now that the Hall of Famer no longer rules the boards, he's turned his attention to running boardrooms.  One of his successful businesses is Big Chicken, a chain of restaurants with franchises across the country. The latest will open in Peabody on Wednesday, July 10, at Northshore Mall. It's the first of many restaurants the chain hopes to open in the Bay State.  The first 36 customers in line at the 210 Andover St. location will win free drinks and chicken for a year. However, winners can onl…
Pizza Food Truck Unveils New Home In Massive Silver Spring's Solaire Social Food Hall Pizza Food Truck Unveils New Home In Massive Silver Spring's Solaire Social Food Hall
Pizza Food Truck Unveils New Home In Massive Silver Spring's Solaire Social Food Hall A food truck is going old school with its brick-and-mortar debut this week in a Montgomery County food hall. El Jefe Wood Fired Pizza has a new home at the Solaire Social food hall in downtown Silver Spring, where they've brought their beloved assortment of traditional and modern slices to a larger audience, according to posts on social media. View this post on Instagram A post shared by El Jefe Woodfired Pizza (@eljefe_woodfiredpizza) "Big news! We’re excited to unveil our new home," El Jefe said on Instagram. "Introducing our first brick-an…
TacocaT Suddenly Closes Margate Restaurant Despite 'Record-Breaking Summer' TacocaT Suddenly Closes Margate Restaurant Despite 'Record-Breaking Summer'
TacocaT Suddenly Closes Margate Restaurant Despite 'Record-Breaking Summer' A taco restaurant in Margate said it's permanently closing in the middle of a "record-breaking summer" on the Jersey Shore. TacocaT said in a Facebook post that it has decided to shut down its South Essex Avenue restaurant after its final day on Sunday, July 7. The restaurant's Kitty Cat food truck will continue to operate for hire and appear at festivals. The restaurant said after serving Cal-Mex food for five years, it made the hard decision "despite a record-breaking summer and extraordinary year-over-year growth." "Anyone who knows us personally and has become part of our TacocaT…
Wilmington Cafe Closes After 17 Years In Business Wilmington Cafe Closes After 17 Years In Business
Wilmington Cafe Closes After 17 Years In Business The owners of As Good As It Gets, a popular cafe in Wilmington, announced they have decided to close the restaurant.  The 35 Lowell St. eatery announced the closure in a Facebook post over the weekend. Dear Customers and Friends,It is with heavy hearts that we let the community know that As Good As It Gets Cafe has closed, after 17 successful years. The current owners have chosen to retire, and close the restaurant at this time. We have been blessed to serve our wonderful and loyal Wilmington community for 7 of those 17 years, in an often challenging business. Much of our suc…
Modern Greek Restaurant Brings Nightclub, Belly Dancers To Englewood Modern Greek Restaurant Brings Nightclub, Belly Dancers To Englewood
Modern Greek Restaurant Brings Nightclub, Belly Dancers To Englewood Get ready to say Opa! to a new restaurant in Englewood. Caldera at Vida is opening in Englewood at 16 Armory St., specializing in modern Greek cuisine.  The establishment has been newly remodeled and promises live entertainment with "two floors of fun," including a nightclub open Friday and Saturday nights. Live belly dancers will be on Saturdays for Marrackech Nights. The menu boasts an array of specialty cocktails for $16 and $17, as well as modern twists on Greek favorites including lavraki (bronzino), a chicken tzatziki bowl, shrimp pasta, and more. The kitchen is run by Chef Car…
Popular Restaurant Peppercorns, A Hicksville Mainstay, To Close After 40-Year Run Popular Restaurant Peppercorns, A Hicksville Mainstay, To Close After 40-Year Run
Popular Restaurant Peppercorns, A Hicksville Mainstay, To Close After 40-Year Run It will soon be closing time for a popular Long Island restaurant that has been a mainstay in the community for more than 40 years. Peppercorns Restaurant & Catering announced this week that its familiar old firehouse location in Hicksville will close as of Thursday, Aug. 1. In a social media post, the owners said it was the "right time and right move" after their landlord presented them with an opportunity. "We can’t thank you all enough for the many years of love and support," the owners said. " It has been a true honor to be a part of the Hicksville community and all of our customer…
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When Lettuce talk about the latest buzz in the fast-food world. McDonald’s is bringing back its Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder, first launched in 2022, for another limited run beginning Wednesday, July 10. Brazenly dubbed “everyone's favorite sandwich,” the burger features a “100 percent fresh” Quarter Pounder beef patty, two slices of American cheese, three half strips of applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and a special, smoky BLT sauce all on a toasted sesame seed bun. “The smooth and creamy BLT sauce is seasoned to perfection with paprika, parsley and black pepper,” McDonald’s said in a …
2 Clerks Caught Selling Alcohol To Minors At Suffolk County Businesses, Police Say 2 Clerks Caught Selling Alcohol To Minors At Suffolk County Businesses, Police Say
2 Clerks Caught Selling Alcohol To Minors At Suffolk County Businesses, Police Say Two employees are accused of selling alcohol to underage customers at a pair of Long Island businesses. The busts came during compliance checks that were conducted by the Southampton Town Police Community Response Unit in partnership with the New York State Liquor Authority on Saturday, July 6. Of the 11 businesses that were inspected, employees at the following stores were charged with selling alcoholic beverages to customers under the age of 21: Speedway Gas of Southampton, located at 816 County Road; employee Charles Lenhart, age 65, was arrested Marta’s Deli, located at 300 Riverleigh…
Winning $100K Scratcher Sold At Silver Spring Grocery Store Winning $100K Scratcher Sold At Silver Spring Grocery Store
Winning $100K Scratcher Sold At Silver Spring Grocery Store A Montgomery County man is one step closer to his dream of buying a house after winning a six-figure prize on a scratch-off Lottery ticket sold at an area Safeway. The $100,000 win left the lucky lotto player stunned outside of Safeway on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring after he scratched off a $10 50X The Cash ticket. 'It was very surprising," the occasional Lottery player - whose previously had only won approximately $500 - mused. "When I go shopping, sometimes I buy a ticket."  "I was stunned."  According to the winner, he has been working toward purchasing a home,…
Manchester Hooters Locale Closes After Nearly 20 Years: 'Difficult Decision' Manchester Hooters Locale Closes After Nearly 20 Years: 'Difficult Decision'
Manchester Hooters Locale Closes After Nearly 20 Years: 'Difficult Decision' A Hooters location in Connecticut has announced its sudden closure.  The restaurant, located in the Hartford County town of Manchester at 1483 Pleasant Valley Rd., announced its closure on social media on Monday, July 1.  In its closing announcement, the owners of the Hooters branch said it was a "difficult decision" to shutter the eatery, which has been open for almost 20 years.  "Thank you for the many years of patronage and loyalty," the owners wrote, also encouraging customers to visit nearby locations in Wethersfield or West Springfield, Massachusetts.  …
Clifton Park Mall Announces Closure Of 3 Stores, Opening Of 3 More Clifton Park Mall Announces Closure Of 3 Stores, Opening Of 3 More
Clifton Park Mall Announces Closure Of 3 Stores, Opening Of 3 More It’s out with the old and in with the new at this popular shopping destination in the region. Saratoga County’s Clifton Park Center Mall announced that three of its stores have closed: The Indian restaurant Kati Roll Wala, the CBD Store, and Claire’s. All three businesses were closed as of Sunday, June 30. “The principal of Kati Roll Wala has received an amazing opportunity outside of the region, and while we are saddened by the news, we are very excited for their future venture and wish them the best of luck!” the mall said in a Facebook post. Meanwhile, customers of the CBD Store can vi…
Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner
Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue has acquired rival Neiman Marcus, with Amazon jumping on board with a stake in the newly combined company. HBC, the parent company of Saks, entered into an agreement to acquire Neiman Marcus Group, the parent company of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, for a total enterprise value of $2.65 billion.  As part of the deal, Amazon will provide logistics in what HBC says will be a "technology-powered luxury retail company." “We're thrilled to take this step in bringing together these iconic luxury names, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Ber…
Port Chester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day Port Chester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day
Port Chester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day A well-liked Westchester restaurant known for its unique cocktails and oysters has announced its last day in business.  Saltaire Oyster Bar and Kitchen, located in Port Chester at 55 Abendroth Ave., will open for the last time on Sunday, July 14, the owners announced on social media on Friday, July 5.  The owners, Leslie and Elizabeth Barnes, did not make a reason for the closure public.  The restaurant is known for offering a daily selection of oysters from several different regions, including Canada, northern New England, and even the West Coast. It also features a raw bar…
Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks
Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks Trader Joe's is cautioning customers to trash a certain scented candle that poses a potential safety risk, the grocery giant announced. The company issued an alert regarding its "Mango Tangerine Scented Candle," which they say may have an "unexpected burn pattern." According to Trader Joe's officials, the candle flame can spread from the wick to the wax causing a larger than expected flame, presenting a burn or fire risk. Trader Joe’s Mango Tangerine Scented Candle Trader Joe's The recalled candles, which are part of the company's seasonal rotation were sold nationwide. The pr…
'Scared For Future': Support Rises After 70-Year-Old Bay Shore Diner Destroyed By Fire 'Scared For Future': Support Rises After 70-Year-Old Bay Shore Diner Destroyed By Fire
'Scared For Future': Support Rises After 70-Year-Old Bay Shore Diner Destroyed By Fire For the first time in nearly 70 years, the kitchen at this beloved Long Island diner is closed. The community is showing its support for the owners and employees of the Peter Pan Diner in Bay Shore after the restaurant was destroyed in an overnight fire. Firefighters were called to the building, located at 999 Sunrise Highway, just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, for a commercial fire. The first crews on scene were initially slowed due to the Suffolk County Water Authority working on a nearby fire hydrant from an earlier water main break, ABC7 reports. They had to use one three blocks away …
'DOUGH N JOE' Doughnut Shop Opens In Central PA To Rave Reviews 'DOUGH N JOE' Doughnut Shop Opens In Central PA To Rave Reviews
'Dough N JOE' Doughnut Shop Opens In Central PA To Rave Reviews The wait is over, the highly anticipated new doughnut shop has opened in Mechanicsburg. DOUGH n JOE's Grand Opening was at their new storefront on 33 East Simpson Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, according to the company's Facebook page. Locals who stopped by were impressed! Some took to Nextdoor to share how they felt, one wrote: "OH!!! MY!!! GOSH !!! I just tried the new donut shop that opened on Simpson Ferry Road in Mechanicsburg! It is called, 'Dough & Joe'. They have the most incredible donuts, all made from scratch! Raised donuts with every type of fill…
Chipotle Opening New Restaurant In Suffolk County Chipotle Opening New Restaurant In Suffolk County
Chipotle Opening New Restaurant In Suffolk County Long Islanders will soon have a new spot to grab their burritos, bowls, and tacos. Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to open its newest location in Islandia, in the new retail development planned west of Veterans Memorial Highway near Sycamore Lane. The new restaurant will occupy nearly 2,500 square feet and will feature a drive-through, according to Breslin Realty. An expected opening date was not given. Named after the Nahuatl name for a smoked and dried jalapeno chili pepper, the Newport Beach, California-based Chipotle operates 3,200 locations around the world, including more than 200 in…
New Eatery To Celebrate Opening In Ardsley: '3 Years In Making,' Owner Says New Eatery To Celebrate Opening In Ardsley: '3 Years In Making,' Owner Says
New Eatery To Celebrate Opening In Ardsley: '3 Years In Making,' Owner Says If you're craving something a little more authentic than instant ramen, a soon-to-be-opening Westchester restaurant has you covered.  Ramen Musashi, located at 800 Saw Mill River Rd. in Ardsley, will hold its grand opening celebration on Friday, July 5 at 11 a.m.  The eatery will be Ardsley's first Japanese-owned ramen restaurant, according to co-owners Paul Luce and Hitoshi Miyawaki, a Kyoto-trained ramen chef who curated the business's menu.  Luce said the restaurant has been a long time coming.  "This has actually been almost 3 years in the making," he said, ad…
Flavortown On The Boardwalk: Fieri Opens Atlantic City's Second 'Chicken Guy!' Restaurant Flavortown On The Boardwalk: Fieri Opens Atlantic City's Second 'Chicken Guy!' Restaurant
Flavortown On The Boardwalk: Fieri Opens Atlantic City's Second 'Chicken Guy!' Restaurant Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has opened a new restaurant in his years-long quest to make Atlantic City into "Flavortown." A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Chicken Guy! restaurant on the boardwalk at Resorts Casino Hotel on Tuesday, July 2. It's the second Chicken Guy! location in the city, joining the restaurant at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. Chicken Guy! combines the talents of restauranteur Robert Earl and the "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" host. "Chicken Guy! features one-of-a-kind all-natural chicken tenders paired with a wide selection of deliciou…
Burglars Shatter Glass Door, Steal Multiple Mercedes, Key Fobs In Stafford, Sheriff Says Burglars Shatter Glass Door, Steal Multiple Mercedes, Key Fobs In Stafford, Sheriff Says
Burglars Shatter Glass Door, Steal Multiple Mercedes, Key Fobs In Stafford, Sheriff Says Suspects with high-end tastes are wanted after breaking into a Stafford County business and stealing Mercedes-Benz vehicles and key fobs, according to the sheriff's office. Earlier this week, deputies were called to First Auto Gallery on Derrick Lane, where there was an audible alarm coming from the building, which had been broken into after suspects smashed the glass front door. Five key fobs, all belonging to Mercedes-Benz vehicles, were stolen, along with two Mercedes vehicles, according to investigators. During the investigation, it was determined that shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday n…