Site of former Vox restaurant to return to restaurant glory
When Elizabeth Miller and her husband, Jamie Dinan, learned that Jean and Sophie Le Bris, the previous owners of Vox Restaurant in North Salem, were selling their restaurant and moving back to France, they felt compelled to act. Miller and Dinan had frequented Vox for years and wanted to give the next generation the same opportunity to form lasting memories of good food and good company that they had experienced at Vox.
“Over the past year or so, we worked closely with the North Salem Planning Board to design a restaurant that was fitting for North Salem,” said Miller. “Our goal is to create a warm and inviting restaurant where people could meet friends for casual meals or special occasions.”
Miller is leading the planning efforts for the site, located at the corner of 121 and Titicus Road. She has targeted goals for the opening but said she is willing to take as long as needed given the scope of their project. The parking lot will be a major area of focus. The lot will be expanded to allow for several more parking spaces, including handicap accessible spaces. Parking lot driveways will also be modified to be one-way. According to plans submitted to the Town, patrons will enter from Peach Lake Road, and exit to Titicus Road.
The building itself will also undergo renovations to bring it up to current code, and improvements will be made to lighting and landscaping throughout the property.
A building permit is posted in the window at the site of the former Vox restaurant. Photo by Benjamin Allen, HudValley Photo.
“Almost everyone working on the renovation is from Westchester County or has some connection to the North Salem area,” Miller said. “There is so much local talent and we hope to utilize their services throughout the duration of the project.”
Miller said that a few neighbors have asked if the couple plans to keep Vox’s bar. “Simply put, yes!” Miller said. “The bartender will be mixing great cocktails and serving wine from an extensive list.” When the restaurant opens, the terrace will be open for dining in warmer months.
The former bar at Vox restaurant. Photo by Benjamin Allen, HudValley Photo
While locals will have to await the restaurant’s eventual opening, Miller is confident that the team in place and the changes made to the property will be worth the wait. The new restaurant’s name, menu, chef and management team will be announced closer to the opening date.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience and look forward to seeing them at the restaurant,” said Miller.
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