Business opens temporary pop-up shop after storefront damage from truck crash

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A Larchmont business has opened a temporary pop-up shop as it waits for construction to be completed to its damaged storefront.

Write On! Westchester says it will move to Boston Post Road while its storefront undergoes renovations.

Nearly six months ago, a truck slammed into the Palmer Avenue storefront, affecting multiple businesses. Video from the incident in June shows the front of the red Ford F-150 inside the stores after it jumped the curb.

Police say no drugs or alcohol were involved, and did not give any new information regarding the driver or the cause of the crash.

One of the storefronts affected by the crash - Elli Travel Group -permanently moved to 235 Larchmont Ave.

Write On! Westchester says it is not letting ongoing construction put a damper on sales. That's why the stationary store is relocating temporarily at Bread and Cocoa on Boston Post Road with a pop-up shop.

"If the landlords can't supply some of the local people who don't have their storefronts with a pop-up for a month or two then let me. Just let somebody come in — and she's not taking up any space you know, just adding to the atmosphere,” says Laurie Vanderwoude, Bread and Cocoa owner.

Vanderwoude’s help couldn't have come at a better time.

"People are busy doing holiday cards. I mean they like to order now before Thanksgiving so they can send it out so they can arrive by Christmas,” says Write On! Westchester owner Susie Yamaguchi.

Building management for the Palmer Avenue stores says construction is expected to be completed just in time for warmer weather in early spring.


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