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World’s Largest Dairy Store Celebrates East Meadow Community
Stew Leonard’s and the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America will bury a time capsule on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the site of the future farm fresh food store’s sixth location in East Meadow, N.Y. The 70,000 square foot store, which is currently under construction, will open in August 2017.
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Theodore Roosevelt Council and is the opening year for the new Stew Leonard’s in East Meadow. To celebrate these milestones, members of the Leonard family will be joined by store mascot Wow the Cow alongside representatives from local Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops from East Meadow for the burial of a time capsule that will contain items that characterize both organizations during this hallmark year.
The 4″ diameter x 13.5″ tall stainless steel time capsule will be buried in the sidewalk in front of the store. After the store is opened in August 2017, a plaque will be placed over the site of the time capsule burial.
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Theodore Roosevelt Council was chartered by the Boy Scouts of America in 1917 to administer the Scouting program in Nassau County. Headquartered in Massapequa, NY the organization is one of the nation’s oldest scout councils, and is home to the nation’s first Eagle Scout Arthur R. Eldred. In 2016, with the help of 3,400 adult volunteers, the council served nearly 10,000 youth within 300 scouting packs, troops, and crews. For more information, visit the Theodore Roosevelt Council/Nassau County Boy Scouts of America website at www.trcbsa.org or to find a Scouting unit in your area, please visit www.beascout.scouting.org.
Stew Leonard’s, a family-owned and operated fresh food store founded in 1969, has five stores in Norwalk, Danbury, and Newington, Conn. and in Farmingdale & Yonkers, N.Y. with a sixth store planned in East Meadow, N.Y. Stew’s earned its nickname, the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores” because of its country-fair atmosphere, with costumed characters and animated entertainment throughout the store that keep children entertained while parents shop. Stew Leonard’s legion of loyal shoppers is largely due to the stores’ passionate approach to customer service: “Rule #1 — The Customer is Always Right”; Rule #2 – If the Customer is Ever Wrong, Re-Read Rule #1.” This principle is so essential to the foundation of the company that it is etched in a three-ton granite rock at each store’s entrance. For more information, visit Stew Leonard’s website at www.stewleonards.com.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.
Site of the future Stew Leonard’s store
1897 Front Street, East Meadow, N.Y.
Meghan Bell, Stew Leonard’s
203.750.6107 or [email protected]
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