By Larry Austin
Island Dispatch Editor
A "Thank you" party for Aceti's Wine & Spirits drew a steady stream of customers and well-wishers last Friday, with customers helping the store celebrate 10 years in business.
"I'm shocked to see this many people," owner Sam Aceti said at the beginning of the event, noting the throng of people he described as "a lot of steady customers."
He was touched by the outpouring of support. Aceti's held the celebration from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 2 at the store, located at 2156 Grand Island Blvd. in the Tops Plaza. The store offered wine tasting from 4 to 8 p.m., gift baskets and raffles, and discounts on products.
"More than gratifying, it's humbling. I'm ecstatic, my wife and I are both," Sam Aceti said. "It's a lot of hard work to get to where we're at, and now the people are coming in and supporting it."
Kim and Sam Aceti and their daughters Melina and Marissa celebrated a 10th year anniversary Dec. 2 at their business, Aceti's Wine & Spirits. (Photos by Larry Austin)