PELHAM, N.Y. DeCiccos Food Market in Pelham underwent major interior renovations in March, including replacing the wood floor with tiles and the old off-white beige shelves with dark copper ones, to upgrade for the customers. Shoppers certainly seem to appreciate the changes to the 28-year-old store .
I like how its more spacious, said Denise Boyle-Quatroni on The Daily Pelham Facebook page . They did a good job replacing the floor, while Michelle Parella Boyle added the floor looks great.
Some Pelham residents pointed to the vegetable and fruit section renovation as their favorite renovation.
Its just easier to get to, said 17-year Pelham resident Laura Johnson. You dont have to go all the way around. Theres a middle part you can go through.
The assistant court clerk said that the store looks good and likes how it now appears upscale.
The renovations, which will total roughly $500,000 to $600,000, according to DeCiccos founder, John DeCicco Sr., also include expanding the seafood department, improving the registers and relocating the bakery to the front of the store while replacing it with a cheese counter and beer growlers. Store manager Angelo Lucareli said they are 50 percent done with the re-design.
DeCiccos shopper, Sherry Webster, thought they did a great job and added that she appreciates the great customer service, especially the deli.
Lucareli, who began working at the popular food market as a 16-year-old when it first opened, said that the customers have welcomed the change and that there has been a lot of positive reaction.
A lot of people like it, Lucareli said. As a matter of fact, whats really amazing is that more and more people are more patient about it. Usually when people see stuff upside down, they get upset. Its more for the benefit of themselves because the store needed an upgrade. Some of the stuff in the store youre dating back to 1985.
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