Islanders fans now have a brand new place to call their own. The newest Islanders Team Store is now open for business at the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa.
"We're really excited about our new store," said Director of Retail Operations Terry Goldstein. "We wanted to provide for our fans who live in the south shore easier access to a Team Store. We thought it would be a good decision to build a second location, especially in the Massapequa area where there is a high concentration of Islanders fans."
The Team Store at the Sunrise Mall has some new amenities that should not be missed. In another example of the Islanders trying to bring the fans as close to the action as possible, an IslandersTV remote studio has been built into the store. Broadcasts of upcoming Islanders shows are scheduled to be taped in the Team Store for fans to watch.
In addition, a special Rick DiPietro
section has been created with a variety of memorabilia featuring the Islanders goalie.
"Ricky had a hand in creating his section and played a big role in designing the sign," said Goldstein. "He has been very involved with designing memorabilia in his collection. He is currently working with New Era to design a special "DP" cap."
The new store is larger than the Team Store located at the Broadway Mall, in Hicksville, and because of that will offer a wider selection of merchandise. It includes more complete women and kids sections. Plus, four life-size mannequins with game-used uniforms are on display throughout the store.
"We're really proud of how the store came out," said Goldstein. "The organization wanted to give back to the fans something that they can consider theirs. We look forward to the Grand Opening on Wednesday and hope to see many of you there." The Islanders Team Store at the Sunrise Mall is located at:
One Sunrise Mall
Massapequa, NY 11758 Click here
to read more about the new store on Dee Karl's 7th Woman blog—a member of the NYI Blog Box. Click here
to see the Team Store section of Newyorkislanders.com.Watch
a behind-the-scenes tour of the Islanders Team Store at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville.