Gourmet Market DeCicco’s Coming to Millwood
New Castle will once again have a grocery store.
After more than six months without a grocery store, the town of New Castle is going to get one of northern Westchester’s favorite supermarkets: DeCicco’s.
“As a New Castle resident and president of the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, I am thrilled about this news for so many reasons!” said Dawn Dankner-Rosen. “DeCicco’s is a top-quality supermarket and an ideal fit for the residential demographic here. In addition, the Millwood businesses, who all have an extremely strong and loyal customer base, can only benefit from this highly-reputed, well-known store, to cast a wider customer net from other communities and towns. DeCicco’s will surely be a draw that can boost business here and help Millwood to become a major hub.”
The Millwood A&P had been popular with New Castle, Ossining and Briarcliff Manor residents despite its tiny size and seedy appearance — in part because of its good meat department.
During the series of auctions in which the bankrupt grocery chain divested itself of assets, the Millwood A&P went to Ruben Luna, owner of Key Foods and C-Town. The landlord baulked, A&P sued — and now, DeCicco’s.
This will be the seventh DeCicco’s & Sons in Westchester and Putnam, store officials said. That includes a large store in Southeast, as well as stores in Pelham, Ardsley, Armonk, Harrison, and Larchmont. (Other members of the family operate DeCicco’s Market in Yorktown, Cornwall, Katonah, New City, etc.)
DeCicco’s was voted Westchester’s Best Gourmet Market in 2016.
Said New Castle Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein in an email to residents:
“I am thrilled to announce that the Armonk DeCicco’s has signed a lease for the A&P in Millwood. This has been a team effort for sure! I want to thank Deputy Town Supervisor Adam Brodsky, Mike Dorio, Jim Aries, Dodd Farber from Dodd’s Wine Shop, and anyone else who helped make this happen. I would also like to thank the landlord of the Millwood Plaza for making sure we maintained a supermarket in that shopping center. They are beginning to remove EVERYTHING from the store. They will be redoing the entire store and all store systems. They are looking to open an environmentally friendly supermarket. They are hoping to be open before the end of the year. They will also be creating a DeCicco & Sons Millwood Facebook. They welcome communication with the residents for suggestions, comments, requests, ideas, etc. DeCicco’s will be incredible for our community, incredible for Millwood and incredible for the Millwood Plaza! We welcome them with open arms!!!”