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"They listened to what we had to say," according to William Null, Fortunoff's attorney, as he and Louis Fortunoff were leaving City Hall Thursday evening, in describing a surprise Executive Session with the Common Council involving the prestigious upscale retailer. The Council has also agreed to vote on the Fortunoff proposal on Decmeber 20.
Prior to the Common Council Work Session before Mr. Null and Mr. Fortunoff arrived, the Council agreed to hold a final vote on the Fortunoff proposal on December 20.
The reasons given for the December 20 vote was to qualify Fortunoff's for a Westchester County Industrial Development Agency grant for this year for use on the proposed construction of a Fortunoff's White Plains store.
Fortunoff's plans to build a 4-story retail center with specialty on-the-street shops and restaurants on the former Saks Fifth Avenue site.
Asked about how Fortunoff's was dealing with complaints of residents on Hale Avenue about the construction plans, Mr. Null said Fortunoff's was meeting with the neighbors within the next three days to deal with their concerns prior to the public hearing continuation at next Monday Common Council meeting.
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