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“Jersey Shore” Meets The North Shore: The Snooki Shop Opens in Huntington

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After a weekend store grand opening on February 24 which saw lines of customers and well-wishers extend well across town deep into Huntington Village, “The Snooki Shop,” owned by “Jersey Shore’s” Nicole Polizzi, made it official with a formal ribbon cutting organized by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.

Huntington staff make final preparations before the opening of the Snooki Shop

Featuring apparel, gifts and merch personally picked and organized by Polizzi, The Huntington location is the “Jersey Shore” star’s third, with sister stores in Madison and Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The store’s opening was first announced last August on social media. This new location replaces a former store in Beacon, New York, in Dutchess County.

The staff and manager Faith Fling right of the Huntington Snooki Shop

Present for the ribbon cutting and festivities was Polizzi herself, Gina Cecala, Chief Operating Officer of The Snooki Shop, and the complete contingent of staff and management for the Huntington store. A well-behaved and enthusiastic crowd once again extended past Gerard Street in Huntington, giving big cheers as Polizzi arrived before the event.

The new Snooki Shop sign awaits customers behind the register in Huntington
Jersey Shore Family Vacation cast members Nicole Snooki Polizzi and Angelina Pivarnick

Also in attendance was “Jersey Shore’s” Angelina Pivarnick and an extensive production crew from 495 Productions, producers of “Jersey Shore Family Vacation,” which was filming the festivities for an upcoming episode to air on MTV.

Polizzi COO Cecala and New Jersey store staff celebrate with Snooki Shop Huntington Staff
The staff extends a champagne toast right before the doors open

Local officials included State Senator Mario Mattera, representatives from Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi, Town of Huntington Deputy Town Supervisor John McCarron, Superintendent of Highways Andre Sorrentino, Town Clerk Andrew Raia, and Town Councilwoman Theresa Mari.

Polizzi receives a special certificate from NY State Senator Mario Mattera flanked by the Jersey Shore Family Vacation production crew

Immediately after the ribbon cutting, Polizzi greeted customers both inside and outside the shop and without hesitation took time to pose for extensive photos with customers.

Polizzi poses with Huntington Chamber staff Kelly Smith Director of Member Services and Leanne Gelish Director of Operations

With a faith and desire to support local, the “Shop” staff was pleasantly surprised at both the turnout of both the grand opening and the ribbon cutting. “We couldn’t believe how many showed up for us,” said Faith Fling, Store Manager of the Huntington location.

The crowd of customers and well wishers extended down Gerard Street towards New York Avenue

The “Shop” already has joined local Chambers and looks forward to becoming an effective and important part of the Huntington community, with Fling already participating in local chamber events and meetings.

The Snooki Shops Step and Repeat right at the front of the store

The Huntington “Snooki Shop,” located at 42 Gerard Street in Huntington, is open from Sunday – Thursday from 11am-4pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Visit their website (and shop online) at https://thesnookishop.com/ and follow them on Instagram at @thesnookishop.

Watch the ribbon cutting right here on Going Local Long Island!

Check out an article about Real Housewife of New Jersey star, Melissa Gorga, also opening a store in Huntington by clicking here!

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