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Yorktown KFC Closes its Doors on Downing Drive

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A second franchise in six months has closed its doors in the strip of stores on Downing Drive.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC, closed last week with little notice for residents who enjoyed the fast-food chain.

A request for comment from KFC corporate as to the exact date when the store closed, the number of employees who worked there and the reason for the store's closing only yielded this comment from KFC spokesman Rick Maynard: "The local franchisee made the business decision to close the Yorktown Heights restaurant," Maynard said in an email. "We hope our loyal customers will continue to visit our nearby locations in Peekskill and Carmel."

A different fast-food chain will soon be brought to Yorktown – a Pizza Hut is slated to open up in the Mohegan Lake section of town to replace the vacant Charlie Brown's space.

In June, Richie's Ice Cream Shop and Bakery , which was located in the same strip of stores, closed after the shopowner, Richie Scarchilli, faced charges of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child.

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