Rye Ridge Shopping Center announced that 99 percent of the stores that were shut down due to an electrical fire almost four weeks ago were reopened as of yesterday, Sept. 16.
LV2BFIT, Club Sandwich and New Dance are still closed, but Rye Ridge owner Win Properties expects them to open any day as well.
An electrical fire the morning of Aug. 21 cut power to the main Rye Ridge shopping center building (the Starbucks side). Stores on that side of the center remained closed for about three weeks until a few reopened early last week, Win announced last Monday.
Stores where power was not affected lost cable service for several days, forcing places like Rye Ridge Deli to accept cash only.
Rye Brook Mayor Paul Rosenberg reported the following last Friday, Sept. 13: As you are aware, an electrical fire at the Rye Ridge Shopping Center several weeks ago had closed a major portion of the shopping center. Over the past several weeks, the Rye Ridge management has been working 24X7 with a small army of contractors, and the individual store owners to repair the damage to the electrical system and re-open their stores as soon as possible. Representatives from the Village Building Department also worked closely with the shopping center throughout this process. The Mayor encourages residents to shop at Rye Ridge to help support the local merchants who have missed out on three to four weeks of business.