Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00
Recently, The Meat House celebrated its first year anniversary in Roslyn as an establishment serving gourmet products. Now, another store offering a high-quality assortment has opened on the other end of the village, on 1502 Old Northern Blvd. in the Harbourview Shoppes mall.
Igor Kaplum and Sa’ar Aniv are co-proprietors of Go Greenly, a restaurant that specializes in high quality yogurt and coffee items. Go Greenly has been in business for over a month and both men are more than happy to be in a village whose customers appreciate an establishment that provides nourishment in an aesthetically-pleasing environment.
Both Kaplum and Aniv have been involved in business ventures, but Go Greenly represents their first foray into the world of retail business. Kaplum currently works as a consultant for a financial services firm, but his mind is also on the attractive establishment in Roslyn.
“We liked the town,” he told The Roslyn News on the decision to open the store in downtown Roslyn. “We like its commitment to historic preservation. There is a great sense of community here, but we also saw a need for gourmet coffee and yogurt.”
Go Greenly’s owners are pleased with the reception the store has received.
“We are happy with the town,” Kaplum said of his new surroundings. “The people like supporting local businesses. They come in and give us advice. For instance, a customer tipped us off about SoulCycle,” Kaplum added about an establishment on the Long Island Expressway service road, a place chock full of potential customers.
Being located in Harbourview Shoppes, parking is not going to be a problem for Go Greenly. Kaplum wants the public to know they are open and eager to serve. He also stresses that Go Greenly, as the name suggests, is environmentally friendly.
“We serve yogurt in compostable cups,” Kaplum said. “Our cups are made from corn starch, not plastic. Our furniture is made from reclaimed wood taken from 80-100 years old barns.” All this, Kaplum added, has also proven popular with customers.
“We serve 12 flavors of frozen yogurt at a time and we rotate several flavors each week,” he added. “We also serve fresh non-fat Greek yogurt. You can enjoy both with over 40 toppings. We serve a great variety of smoothies.
“We serve a full line of coffee and espresso based drinks,” Kaplum continued. “Our coffee is sourced from Toby’s Estate. Toby’s Estate sources the beans from sustainably cultivated farms from all over the world and the beans are roasted locally in Brooklyn.”
Kaplum is glad that Go Greenly has been welcomed into the Roslyn community. In turn, he wants the store to be involved in various aspects of Roslyn life.
“We are trying to get tightly integrated into Roslyn community,” Kaplum said. “We are already sponsoring a Roslyn High School Environmental Club and a Roslyn High School Fashion show. Also, we are participating in the upcoming epicurean auction at the Sid Jacobson JCC. We are looking to do more.”
Go Greenly opens at 10 a.m. seven days a week. It is open until 9 p.m. from Sunday through Wednesday and open until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The mourning period after the death of a loved one can be a difficult period for any family. Roslyn resident Elissa Zodipoff, along with her business partner, Old Westbury resident Gayle Gelbard, are offering a new service, Shiva On Call, to help families of the Jewish faith deal with such sad situations.
The business, Zodipoff said, has been in existence for eight months now. It is being run out of her home in Roslyn, but Zodipoff hopes to expand it to a business center somewhere in the Garden City or Mineola area.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Don’t forget: The vote on the budget for the 2013-2014 school year will take place this Tuesday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Roslyn High School.
Residents of the Roslyn School District will be voting on the 2013-2014 budget, three seats on the Roslyn Board of Education, the Bryant Library budget and two propositions, one concerning capital projects and the other on transportation vehicles.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen members of the Green Vale Pacers, a girls’ running club, ran the 5K Race of the Long Island Marathon held at Eisenhower Park on May 4. All fifteen finished the race and a few finished at the top of their age divisions and within the top ten for all 354 female racers.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen Wheatley High School students have been recognized by the Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their exceptional performance in athletics, scholarship and leadership qualities for the winter 2012-2013 season. All winter teams were recognized as NYS Scholar/Athlete Team Award winners. The Boys Indoor Track team was crowned NYS State Scholar Athlete Team Champions. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Nassau County Class B Championship.