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Bob Rozycki

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Managing Editor - Westchester County Business Journal, Fairfield County Business Journal, HV Biz, WAG

Tops Markets emerges from bankruptcy protection

Tops Markets said in a statement that it had reduced its debt by about $445 million and had $100 million in liquidity.

David’s Bridal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

David’s Bridal, which specializes in wedding dresses, prom gowns, and other formal wear, has stores in Yonkers and Middletown, in New York and in Danbury, Connecticut.

Tumi remodels its store at The Westchester

Tumi also has a store in Greenwich and a location at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

New York & Company changes name to RTW Retailwinds

The company said in September that the change “will accelerate growth of the New York & Company brand through ongoing celebrity partnerships, including collaborations with Eva Mendes, Gabrielle Union and Kate Hudson."

FDA grants priority review for Regeneron dermatitis drug for adolescents

The announcement this morning came at the same time that Regeneron announced third-quarter net sales for EYLEA (aflibercept) increased 7 percent to $1.02 billion versus third quarter 2017.

LSI Industries closing New Windsor manufacturing facility

The workers at the facility at 500 Hudson Valley Ave. made indoor lighting products. Production would be transferred to facilities in Kentucky and Ohio.

PepsiCo acquires energy-bar maker Health Warrior

Purchase-based PepsiCo said this is its first investment that will join The Hive, which it launched in August and focuses on growing emerging, smaller brands.  

185 Sears, Kmart workers to lose jobs in lower-Hudson region

The last day of work would be Jan. 31, 2019 or over two weeks beginning on that date, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining  Notification filings.

Longtime media exec acquires River Journal

The new owner told the Business Journal he plans to invest in the publications, “especially in enhancing the website and adding a variety of other content areas to both the print and digital publication.”

Sears files for bankruptcy protection; to close 142 more stores

Sears Holdings said in a statement that it intends to reorganize around a smaller group of stores that have performed well.

Shake Shack ready to open in Hartsdale

The Hartsdale location will be the second Shake Shack in Westchester County, joining the one at the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers. 

Norwegian Air to end flights from Stewart to Belfast and Edinburgh

“Our affordable U.S. flights were launched with the prospect of a reduction in air passenger taxes that was unfortunately postponed by the Scottish government. This has forced us to fully withdraw our transatlantic services to and from Edinburgh, as it would not be a sustainable operation,” Anders Lindström said.

Skilled nursing facility rises in White Plains

The $60 million project is a joint venture with The Congress Cos. and Consigli Construction Co., both of Massachusetts.

Clearing the way for Wegmans in Harrison

Rochester-based Wegmans bought the 20-acre site for $26.5 million in January from Normandy Real Estate Partners LLC.

Marist College, Health Quest to create medical school

According to a fact sheet supplied by the college, startup costs are placed at $184.8 million, with $75 million allotted for building and $110 million for operational costs.