by Jeff Smith
MacQuesten buys Mount Vernon train station
The Mount Vernon West train station is “horrible looking and not well maintained,” according to Joe Apicella, “and that’s why we saw the potential.”
On July 14, MacQuesten Development of Pelham, where Apicella is managing director of development, bought the building from Davenis Realty Inc. for $3 million.
Not only is the station at 1 Mount Vernon Ave. in bad shape, the neighborhood is dilapidated and depressed.
“I know people who go out of their way to avoid using that station,” he said. “They go to Fleetwood instead.”