Mazzone Ace Hardware opened this past April, but they celebrated their official grand opening event, this past Saturday, July 15, in front of the much-welcomed store on Beach 116th Street in grandiose philanthropic style, by organizing a fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network’s (CMN) Northwell Long Island Jewish Hospital. The Rockaway community came out in droves to celebrate the official opening, which featured food, music, giveaways and raffle tickets for a Big Green Egg Grill. More than $2,000 was raised for CMN through the raffle ticket sales.
Owner, Matt Mazzone, was on the street, shaking hands and greeting everyone, showing his appreciation for the Rockaway community that immediately embraced Brown’s Hardware’s replacement. “Thank you to the entire Rockaway community for welcoming us with open arms today! Your amazing support helped us raise over $2,000 today for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. A special thank you to Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato for stopping by, as well as our amazing staff, and sponsors, Big Green Egg and Benjamin Moore Paints. We’re so happy to be a part of this amazing community and have such amazing neighbors!” Mazzone said. Elizabeth Hanna, owner of now-closed, Brown’s Hardware, was also ecstatic about the community’s support of the grand opening. “A big thank you to Assembly District Leader Lew Simon for his behind-the-scenes help. The generosity of the community in buying raffle tickets from which the proceeds will greatly benefit CMN is awesome. I am looking forward to being a part of this great team for years to come,” Hanna said.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS