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Game On 365 lease approved in Greenburgh

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It is Game On in Greenburgh.

Voters in the town overwhelmingly approved a referendum to allow the town to lease the former Frank’s Nursery site on Dobbs Ferry Road to Game On 365 L.L.C. to build the Westchester Field House.

The referendum passed 66 percent to 34 percent, 7,734 votes to 3,863. The referendum was a hot-button issue in the town, with supporters saying that it would create revenue, help lower taxes and allow for much needed field space. Opponents have questioned the speed in which the town is entering into the deal and how much traffic it would create.

There have also been concerns that the lease might be illegal, a violation of Westchester County law. On Oct. 1, Elm Streets Sports Group L.L.C., which runs the House of Sports, a similar facility in Ardsley, filed a lawsuit in Westchester County Court to block the lease.

County law states that a town must sell any property acquired via tax lien, though Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has said that state law, which allows the town to lease the property, supersedes county law.

Martin Hewitt, the CEO of Game On 365 , said he was thrilled to have such overwhelming support.

“We have had tremendous support from the beginning and the results last night show that Greenburgh residents are excited to support progress and smart business in their community,” Hewitt said. “Game On 365 is thankful to the residents, Town Council, and Supervisor for their continued support. We look forward to bringing The Westchester Field House to Greenburgh.”

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