Modell’s Moves into The Neighborhood

Cool Stuff, General | Sep 19th, 2013


The month of August ended with a bang as we Grand Opened two new locations in New York. The first of the two locations can hardly be considered “new”. After a year-and-a-half hiatus, we returned to the Five Towns Shopping Center as the new Rosedale location.  It took a total team effort to have everything finalized and ready for Friday’s Grand Opening, and we’d like to give a special thanks to everyone who stayed late to have the store ready for business. Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony was a great turnout with Mitchell Modell on hand to give the store associates and managers a few words of encouragement. After Mitchell spoke, Avi Fertig presented Mitchell with a Certificate of Recognition from the Councilman’s Offices of Hempstead. The morning huddle ended with Jon Snowball, District Manager, and Frank Verrone, General Manager, leading the Mo’s Chant. With everyone’s energy on high, we walked outside and officially opened the store for business. Within the first 30 minutes of opening we had over 100 customers enter the doors, some who were waiting in front of the store since 8am. On Saturday, the customers lined up to have a chance to meet New York baseball great Doc Gooden. Gooden signed autographs and took pictures with fans who were excited to meet him. The weekend featured Yankee tickets and Mystery Gift card giveaways which customers were very grateful for.


The second location introduced us to the Huntington community. In typical Modell’s fashion, it took the total cooperation from associates and managerial staff headed by General Manager Paul Groul to have the store ready for business. A special guest for the ribbon-cutting ceremony was Tony Meilia, member of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce. On Saturday, fans packed out the store to see Darryl Strawberry who did an autograph signing for his loyal fans. With special gift card and Yankee tickets giveaways, the store was packed with customers from Friday to Monday. Overall, we had successful Grand Openings at both locations and have received so much positive feedback from the community who are happy to welcome us.