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Coming to Nyack: Greek Eatery, Artists' Space

Woolworth building on Main Street to house new tenants

One of Nyack's oldest buildings will soon see new blood after a major overhaul.

The F. Woolworth Way building, located on Main Street, is slated to house new businesses in the coming months.

"The renovation process was tedious—not surprising knowing the age of the building," said James Cockinos, a co-owner of the structure. The Woolworth building dates back to the early 20th century, and

Kouzina, a Greek eatery, is set to open this July. The restaurant will be operated by the three co-owners of the Woolworth building: Cockinos, Gregory Pappas and Harry Liapes.

Cockinos said familiar Mediterranean fare, like fresh fish and Mousaka, will be on the menu, along with some more personal dishes.

"We'll have some intriguing family recipes from Ioulia Liapes, Harry's wife," he said.

"Our kitchen will support our local farmers and offer the healthiest of Mediterranean cuisine," he added. "[And] Kouzina’s wine cellar will house rare wines from all over the world."

Also on the horizon are Salon Noah and Embrace Pure Body/Bamboo Moves. Salon Noah is run by Piermonter Alaida Izzazary, who has done cosmetology for 20 years and been a stylist for television. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, May 19.

Embrace Pure Body, a yoga studio, opens to Nyackers and visitors the weekend of June 23; the owner is Elizabeth Daibes.

Cockinos also has available space on the second floor he hopes to rent, free of charge, to local painters, photographers and others.

"We'd like to offer it to local artists for free exhibits," he said.

The space will be available from May 17 to mid-July; interested artists can contact Cockinos at j.cockinos@fmcoa.com.

marcia nacht May 10, 2012 at 03:57 PM
James... great location - i have fabulous scultptures to exhibit that would suppport the "Greek" theme. My contact info is Marcia Nacht, 18 Sherwood Ridge Road, Suffern, NY 10901 mbn426@gmail.com, cell 845-596-8736..please let me know the process.

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