Through the ingenuity of a third generation piano refurbisher, the City of Peekskill will soon be home to perhaps the finest combination restaurant and music venue not only in Westchester County, but the Hudson Valley. The F- Sharp Restaurant and Music Hall has been dream of John Ford for most of this decade.
Mr. Ford an entrepreneur and owner of 15-27 South Division Street has successfully redeveloped an old department store building into three vibrant and diverse businesses with the Music Hall about to complete the building.
This 21,000 sq. ft. building is home to Ford Piano, the Treat Station, and Brown Street Studios. Mr. Ford is the owner of Ford Piano and owns and manages Brown Street Studios.
The 4,000 sq. ft. music hall has received all approvals from the City of Peekskill's Planning Commission and is currently under construction. In addition, the City of Peekskill, working in collaboration with Mr. Ford, has secured both an Empire State Development Corporation $45,000 façade grant and a $275,000 RESTORE grant.
The restaurant is slated to have a capacity of between 200 and 250 patrons. Mr. Ford has more plans as he hopes to create a nonprofit group that will provide free music lessons to talented school children. The nonprofit will be a separate organization that will be located inside the building.
For updates on the F-Sharp Restaurant and Music Hall check out the article below from the February 28, 2011 edition of The Journal News and the link to their website below.