Jinxed Westchester Restaurant Locations

Some ever-rotating locations seem to be cursed.

What do the former owners of  Taste, Four Doors Down, and Side Street Grill have in common? They all thought 265 Tate Avenue in Buchanan would be a primo location for a restaurant. They were wrong. You see, the spot is jinxed, plain and simple—or at least some would claim. 

There are plenty more places around Westchester whose signs and management change faster than Ray Rice’s approval rating. But not everyone buys the jinx-a-tion of locations. “Places fail as much because of location as they do because of management, quality food, service, et cetera,” says Tony DeCamillo from Coldwell Banker Commercial.

Still, wouldn’t you think the repeated failures would keep entrepreneurs from starting up in these jinxed locations? See what the owners have to say below.

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425 White Plains Rd, Eastchester

Previously: Martinis & Chocolate, and Eastchester Tavern

Currently: Burrata 

Has been for: three years

Jinxed?: “I’ve been true to myself and believe in my product. Locations arent jinxed. It’s the people who create and run the business in the location that make or break the ‘jinx.’”—Chas Anderson, owner


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19 Main St, Hastings-on-Hudson

Previously: Rainwater Grill, Blue Moon Mexican, and Bloom

Currently: The Prime

Has been for: almost two years

Jinxed?: Owner John DiMiceli likes the current location’s (was formerly in NYC) “small community” feel, and thinks their “quality, service, and reasonable prices” will keep them around.


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156 Central Ave, Hartsdale

Previously: Jade Garden and Global Gatherings

Currently: Rudy’s

Has been for: three years

Jinxed?: “We weren’t scared to open. We knew there was a need for our kind of place. This spot was perfect for what we wanted to do.” —Keith Anstett, co-owner


265 Tate Ave, Buchanan

Previously: Taste, Four Doors Down, and Side Street Grill

Currently: Fat Sal’s

Has been for: one year

Jinxed?: “Our concept made sense. I think the other concepts here were overpriced and far-fetched.”—Frank Cenname, manager

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