With scheduled to leave a hole in Harrison's grocery store market when it closes on June 3, a new store has expressed strong interest in opening up in its place sometime this year, according to several sources.
DeCicco Food Market has been a rumored replacement for the Food City location at 7 Halstead Avenue for weeks. But Harrison Town officials haven't been able to confirm that a deal is finalized. During that time several sources have told Patch an agreement to bring Decicco’s to Harrison is in advanced stages.
"The rumors are certainly swirling," said Harrison Councilwoman Marlane Amelio. "We are hoping it's true."
Harrison Mayor/Supervisor Ron Belmont said last week he couldn't confirm that representatives have been in contact with the town. When asked to comment about DeCicco's, Amelio said the new grocery store would be a welcomed addition.
"They would be a tremendous asset to jump start our revitalization process for downtown Harrison," said Amelio.
After opening its first store in 1972, DeCicco's has spread to locations in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties. Nearby stores are located in Pelham, Scarsdale and Ardsley. The market boasts a variety of quality cheese and beer products, according to its website, and has a strong track record of supporting its communities.
Food City announced last week after more than two decades on Halstead Avenue.