Pleasantville’s downtown area boasts a diverse array of fascinating establishments, ranging from theaters to bakeries, delis to bookstores, and more.
Encompassing eight blocks, downtown Pleasantville is one of the charming features that make living in the area enjoyable – residents can always look forward to shopping for interesting finds, enjoying a delicious meal, or joining a fun-filled event.
Here are some great destinations to visit in downtown Pleasantville:
Jacob Burns Film Center
One of the area’s most famous establishments, the Jacob Burns Film Center is a non-profit cultural arts center dedicated to the art of cinema.
The Spanish Mission-style film complex was built in the 1920s, and is a great place to check out for moviegoers and film buffs looking for film showings of documentaries, independent films, foreign films, and works by classic and modern filmmakers.
Jean-Jacques Culinary Creations
Jean-Jacques Culinary Creations is a café with patisserie/bakery as well as a full-service caterer for weddings and events. Owned and operated by Chef Jean-Jacques Gabrillargues along with his son and daughter, the café offers a range of delectable culinary delights, which include sandwiches, paninis, wraps, quiches, salads, entrées, soups, French cakes, and specialty items.
The Village Bookstore
The Village Bookstore is an independent bookstore that has won multiple “Best of Westchester” awards over the years. The bookstore features a cozy atmosphere along with an impressive inventory of great titles to choose from.
The shop also hosts literary events such as workshops, author readings, and poetry contests.
The Marmaduke Forster House
The Marmaduke Forster House was a farmhouse originally built in 1786. Throughout time, it has undergone various architectural changes, from Gothic Revival to Queen Anne, with some of the elements from different eras overlapping to create a truly unique appearance.
Today, the architectural masterpiece is one of Pleasantville’s treasures, and is included in the National Registry of Historic Places.
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