By Eileen Gallagher
Ninette Silverman, an antiques dealer and Chappaqua resident, spoke before the board at Town Hall this week to state that she would like to run an antique show alongside the Farmers’ Market at the train station. A “gate fee” would provide entry into the enclosed area she would arrange, with select dealers setting up in front of their vehicles. Proceeds would be donated to a charity for pediatric asthma.
Greenstein asked whether the dealers could be sprinkled throughout town rather than located exclusively at the station, as a way to bring more foot traffic to merchants. Another suggestion was to confine the show to lower King Street (the block from Starbucks to the railroad tracks), nearer to the restaurants, and possibly combining it with the annual Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Festival in October.
The Chappaqua Farmers’ Market returns to the Chappaqua Train Station this Saturday, May 17. In addition, Saturday will be the grand re-opening of Take It Or Leave It in it’s new home at the far end of the parking lot.