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Brothers Market to Close

All items except sushi and newspapers are 30 percent off.

Dobbs Ferry's Asian supermarket will close in a week, said owner Jimmy Wang. Though he hasn't set a specific date on which the store will officially shut its doors, he thinks it will be sometime next week.

"We'll close when everything in the store has been sold," he said. 

Until that happens, all products—with the exception of sushi and newspapers—have been marked down by 30 percent. 

Wang said business has been slow during the last few years and that the "rent and taxes are too high."

The owner of the complex that houses Brothers, Off Broadway Restaurant and G&L Deli, has been negotiating with Walgreens to rent the space as a commercial pharmacy.

That application is currently being reviewed by the village planning and zoning boards.

Despite the high rents and taxes, Wang hopes to relocate somewhere close by. 

"I love my customers in Dobbs Ferry," he said. 

 

Laura Spear June 22, 2011 at 08:56 PM
It always saddens me to see an independently run business replaced with a corporate franchise--this is really unfortunate.
Eileen Charles June 22, 2011 at 11:19 PM
Will miss brothers markets dearly especially for their fresh fish and vegs. And the last thing the Rivertowns needs is a Walgreens!!! CVS is right up the road in Ardsley and we love our local Pharmacists!!!!
Ellen Flaks June 23, 2011 at 11:03 AM
Where will I buy my fish???????? The people at Brothers Market are hard-working and friendly. I do hope they find a place to relocate in Dobbs Ferry...it's not like we don't have enough empty storefronts!
Madeleine Green June 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Walgreens - beware! I will still do my business at Carys Pharmacy.
Madeleine Green June 23, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Walgreens - beware! I will still do my business with Carys pharmacy.
Bettina Speyer June 23, 2011 at 03:16 PM
How about the Village renting the train station to Brothers. Perfect location..Wonder who would make this happen?
charityneverfaileth June 23, 2011 at 03:29 PM
One of the reasons Brothers is leaving is that the taxes are too high. Yet the very people who are bemoaning the closing of a local business continue to vote for higher taxes and for those that will raise them. You can't have it both ways.
Anne Quick June 23, 2011 at 03:48 PM
I'm really sorry to hear this. Fruit and Vegetables were almost always perfect and flavorful. And prior to becoming a vegetarian, this was the only place I was comfortable with to buy fish. Good luck, and I too hope you can move someplace close, so we can continue to support you.
Erin Malloy June 23, 2011 at 03:48 PM
Granted that their rent includes the costs of property taxes, I don't think that this story fits the formula about high taxes. The only taxes that are voted on are the school taxes which are the most significant portion of property taxes. The best the anyone can do to keep local businesses thriving is to patronize them. What one does in the voting booth is not inconsistent with supporting local businesses
Jill Selby June 23, 2011 at 06:36 PM
Oh no! Don't Go!
change can be good March 25, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I agree I love Eric , heres the but. Most insurance policies DO NOT let you use a local pharmacy if your medication will be taken for more than 90 days and if it is avail via mail or a corporate pharmacy like Cvs or Walgreens that is local. As I said I love Carey's but he will feel it when Walgreens moves in it's just the sad truth.

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