DeCicco held its grand opening for the Palmer Avenue store -- the sixth in its chain -- on Friday, Dec. 18.
The celebration was attended by Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews and Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, who proclaimed Dec. 18 “DeCicco & Sons Recognition Day" in Westchester County.
Winner of multiple accolades, including the 2015 "Best Family Owned Business Award" in Westchester and "Best Gourmet Market," DeCicco & Sons says the new store is one of the nation’s most energy-efficient supermarkets.
The 25,000-square-foot building has a second-story mezzanine with a full-service craft beer and wine bar.
The mezzanine has wifi access and room for dining, relaxing, and television watching, DeCicco says.
Other unique, technological advancements that have garnered the new store praise are:
- A technologically advanced heat reclaiming refrigeration system: This is the first of its kind being implemented into a supermarket in Westchester County, according to DeCicco officials.
- Rooftop solar panels that will generate 75 percent of the store’s electricity during peak sunlight.
- Advanced, energy-efficient L.E.D. lighting will use one-fourth of the energy compared to conventional lighting.
- Reduced water usage via low-flow fixtures and appliances.
- Reclaimed wood from century-old barns from upstate New York and buildings in New York City as well as reclaimed bricks from century-old buildings from Merrimack Valley, Mass.
- A strong reusable tote bag promotion.
- A bicycle rack to encourage more bikes and less cars for cleaner air.
John DeCicco Jr., president of DeCicco & Sons, was quoted in an earlier report in the Daily Voice as saying: “Life is only important when it has an impact on the lives of others.”
The current generation, DeCicco said, “has to make a commitment to meet the energy challenges put before us and sustain a clean and healthy environment … for now, and for future generations.”
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