Philipson’s to celebrate grand reopening with ceremony Monday


After months of planning and preparation, “Herb” Philipson’s will be celebrating their grand reopening with a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. at its Rome location, 1899 Black River Blvd.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which store officials said would kick off “two weeks of special sale savings” at all nine locations from Sept. 16-29.

In addition to the sale, the event will also feature drawings for several items of merchandise.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the New Hartford location, Utica Comets fans will have the opportunity to meet “Audi” The Mascot from 5-7 p.m. and play hockey and soccer on an inflatable rink set up in the parking lot.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Rome Police Department will conduct its Child ID program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rome store.

“I’m proud of our accomplishments and for the hard work our dedicated employees have put forth,” said new store owner Guy Viti, a longtime employee who purchased the retail chain from the Philipson family.

“Our regular and new customers will experience a fresh new look with many of the items they’ve been accustomed too, and, several new brands and categories of merchandise,” the new owner said.

“Our focus remains the same…with positive, local customer service, local employee community involvement, and, sponsoring events in the communities we serve,” Viti added.

Philipson’s has been in business for 67 years and has locations in Rome, Oneida, Herkimer, New Hartford, Liverpool, Dewitt, Newark, Oswego, and Watertown.

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