MTA Press Releases

Press Release
October 25, 2019
New Tenant to Revitalize Croton-Harmon Station House
Tenant to Bring Healthy Treats and Enhancements to Station

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that a new tenant will renovate and reinvigorate an underutilized 321-square foot space inside the former ticket office at the Croton-Harmon station. A health food retail business, Pure-DC, has assumed the license for the space and will sell a variety of juices, smoothies, acai bowls, energy bars and vegan pastries. The station currently has a coffee stand located within the overpass, that sells a variety of drinks, sandwiches and snacks, and Pure-DC will bring more dining options to hungry customers on the go. 

Metro-North anticipates that Pure-DC will open in early 2020, and will operate six days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.   The space was formally occupied by Emtee Cleaners, which has relocated to the north section of the station building.

As part of the license agreement, Pure-DC will clean and restore all exposed brick walls, install new tile flooring and replace the entrance door frame and moldings.  PureDC will also install a new 3-compartment sink and a ductless HVAC rooftop condenser.

“Every week, about 14,500 customers use the Croton-Harmon station, generating over 28,000   rides,” said Catherine Rinaldi, President of Metro-North Railroad.  “I’m delighted that we’ll soon be able to offer these customers another spot to stop and grab a snack at the station. Pure-DC will help make the Croton-Harmon station a more inviting place for customers and enhance their daily commute.”

After soliciting proposals for this portion of the station building, the MTA Board voted to approve a license to PureDC.  The MTA’s criteria for selecting the tenant includes financial strength, management expertise, the business plan, track record of the proposer, compensation offered and the improvements proposed for the site. The selection process requires the completion of an extensive application.

The MTA Real Estate Department leases retail spaces throughout its service area.  Retail opportunities in the MTA system range from full service restaurants, to newsstands and cafés.  The Real Estate Department also leases and licenses parking lots and industrial spaces within its territory.  This comprehensive, successful program includes license holders at the following Metro-North stations:

  • Mount Kisco: Locali Kitchen & Bar
  • Purdy’s: Hayfields Market  
  • Hastings-on-Hudson: The Good Witch
  • Hartsdale: Starbucks
  • Tuckahoe: Starbucks
  • Brewster: The Dining Car
  • Pearl River: Railside Cafe
  • Spring Valley: Golden Krust
  • Pelham: Houlihan Lawrence and Steam Café