Those in attendance included Mayor David Cassetti, state Rep. Linda Gentile, Valley Chamber of Commerce President Bill Purcell, former Banko’s owner Joe Salvati, new owner Joe Shapiro, Second Ward Aldermen Lorie Vaccaro, Fifth Ward Alderman Joe Jaumann, and Seventh Ward Alderman Frank DeLibero.
The popular music destination business in downtown Ansonia dates back to 1955.
Shapiro recently bought the business, which has undergone a top-to-bottom renovation and façade makeover.
The public grand re-opening celebration is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. August. 5, featuring free food, free giveaways, live music and more.
(This is a press release from Ansonia City Hall)