December 26, 2012

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Beacon train station to get new coffee shop

BEACON – The Metro-North train station in Beacon will have a new amenity with the addition of the Copper Roof Deli, a coffee shop and newsstand.

The shop will be located on the southbound platform and will generate annual rental income to the MTA of $5,100 in the first year with an annual three percent increase in each of remaining years of the lease.

Proprietor Timothy Owen owns a deli just a mile away that will support the concession at the Beacon station. Owen is also a construction contractor and will renovate the space and its 90 SF storage space in a relatively short period of time. He is required to make improvements to the space at his own expense including a new floor, new lighting fixtures, new sink and cosmetic finishing.

The space has been vacant since November 1 when the previous tenant retired.

Four bidders sought to provide the service at the station with Owen deemed the most qualified.

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