New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson says a proposal for the old Armory on Main Street would rehabilitate the hulking relic into a regional dining and food hub.
“Advanced by a group called Good Profit,” he says, “this ambitious proposal also envisions a glass enclosed event or performance hall in the building’s foreground, as well as interior space dedicated to veterans services.”
“The word ‘restaurant’ doesn’t quite capture the goal,” he writes. Think instead of a combination of Eataly, Chelsea Market, Stone Barns, and Faneuil Hall, and you’ll be closer to the mark … a place where you can enjoy the bounty of local agriculture, obtain prepared items from specialty vendors, or have a sit-down meal in a unique and dramatic setting.
This kind of regional food destination would certainly complement our larger plans for the Echo Bay waterfront and could also help encourage spin-off ventures at other locations in New Rochelle.”