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Two Pelham Manor Stores to Undergo Visual Changes

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. – Two Pelham Manor buildings will soon undergo some aesthetic changes.The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees approved a resolution to install faux windows on the brick wall on the right side of BJ's Wholesale. Glass panels will be secured onto the wall to create the look of windows.Architect Peter Amara and project manager German Rodriguez presented options to the board at Monday night's meeting. The group considered green and gray panels and then discussed the choices, sometimes with humor."I'm feeling a little out of my element here," Mayor James O'Connor said.The board ultimately decided to have Amara and Rodriguez consult and decide on a color at a later date.This type of design already exists in the area. A storage facility has gray faux windows on it, while green frames already exist on the real windows at BJ's.Trustee Raymond Vandenberg questioned whether the green window would look odd. As the board debated among itself, Trustee Bertrand Sellier humorously offered his thoughts."I defer to my colleague whose aesthetic taste is at a very high level," Sellier said.The Country Kitchen Restaurant in the Pelham Manor Shopping Plaza will also receive a new sign. O'Connor said that some residents complained that the existing green sign did not stand out enough and they had trouble finding the restaurant as a result.The board approved the sign change pending confirmation that the existing logo will be replaced and supplemented because the latter option would put the restaurant over the legal limit for signage.

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