FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015
Contact: Torey Soracco, firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Pine Plains Emporium will hold its grand opening this Memorial Day weekend at the store location on Church Street in Pine Plains. The opening will be another step forward in the town’s revitalization project of the main shopping district of Pine Plains.
The Emporium is a project of Irene and Jack Banning who also own the Pine Plains Platter, which serves lunch daily diagonally across the street.
“This opening comes on the heels of the recently-opened Pine Plains Laundromat and the ongoing work on Memorial Hall,” Jack Banning said. “The Emporium also fits perfectly into the Revitalization Plan for the town which was recently announced by Supervisor Brian Coons at an open meeting at the Stissing House.”
The store will open in the exact location of the original Chase General Store, which was a key to the town’s center in the early 1900’s. The Emporium will offer diverse merchandise as clothing, Yankees and Red Sox autographed baseballs and bats, gardening supplies, fishing lures, old local postcards, stationery, jigsaw puzzles, "penny" candy, select antique wooden objects, vintage advertising signs, sporting goods, and its own line of Black Sheep Hill custom body care products. The Emporium will also offer books and pamphlets about local agriculture, conservation, and maps of hiking trails.