ANSONIA - Banko's Music invites the community to an official ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday from 5-7 p.m. (with an official cutting at 5:30 p.m.) and also to its Grand Re-Opening Celebration Saturday from noon-5 p.m.
Banko's Music, 360 E. Main St., is under new ownership. All are cordially invited to join in the festivities.
Invited guests are Mayor David S. Cassetti and Chamber of Commerce President Bill Purcell. Wine and beer will be served and there will be live music.
The Saturday Grand Re-Opening Celebration will have a free all-day cookout with non-alcoholic refreshments served, free giveaways, and live music.
Banko's Music has been in continued operation and at the same location for over 60 years. The original owner, Frank Banko, opened the store in 1955. It was then passed on to Joe and Sherry Salvati in 2001.
Now the legacy of Banko's has been handed over to new owner Joe Shapiro.
He said, "As a loyal customer of the store for many years, I jumped at the opportunity to buy Banko's when I heard the previous owners were selling. I am grateful Joe and Sherry Salvati have agreed to stay on with us as employees. Going forward, I foresee Banko's Music reclaiming its past and rightful place as the center of the musical community in the Valley and beyond."
Banko's has recently been restored, renovated, and expanded.
Banko's is committed to serving the musical needs of the Greater Valley area and beyond while providing a community-oriented environment.
For more information visit www.Bankos.Rocks or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(This is a press release from Banko's)