Larchmont’s retail shopping district received a boost with the grand opening of the new fashion, accessories and home decor shop, The Velvet Maple operated by a local mother/daughter duo.
For interior designer and owner Alessandra Iavarone, who grew up here, the concept of home runs far deeper than decor and furnishings; it’s about family and homecoming.
After establishing two successful Velvet Maple Shops in the Catskills, Iavarone decided to venture back to Larchmont to open a third location, but this time with a special collaborator, her mother Rita. The shop’s grand opening was celebrated Tuesday with an official ribbon-cutting event with Larchmont Mayor Lorraine Walsh, several Village Board of Trustees and leader of the local Chamber of Commerce.
The Velvet Maple 1935A Palmer Avenue, Larchmont http://www.thevelvetmaple.com/
Debra Quintana has been reporting for The Loop for several years. After living in Larchmont for 20 years she and her husband moved to Mamaroneck 3 years ago. Debra was a television news reporter in Texas, Florida, Colorado before moving to New York where she worked at WPIX-TV and WCBS-TV. She currently serves as the manager of The Golden Shoestring in Larchmont.