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July 5, 2014

Restored neon light to glow at Cherry Valley business

A neon sign that has been out 30 years has been restored and will be turned on during an event next weekend, according to owners of The Tepee in Cherry Valley said.

The Lighting Celebration of the Resorted Neon Tepee Sign will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. July 12, according to a media release from Donna and Dale Latella. A reception will follow an official lighting, they said.

The Tepee is a roadside attraction at 7632 U.S. Highway 20 in Cherry Valley. The gift shop opened in 1950 and moved to its current location in 1954, the release said, and The Tepee has been on the national and state historic registries since 2011.

The neon sign was installed on the side of The Tepee when it was built in 1954 but hasn’t been operational in the past 30 years, the release said.

The sign was removed last summer, and Jeff Friedman of Let There Be Neon restored the sign, and The Tepee owners said they are eager to switch on the light of the re-installed sign.

To reserve a space for the lighting event or for more information, call The Tepee at 264-3987.

Ommegang store to be open in Cooperstown

The Ommegang Prohibition Store will be open in Cooperstown this summer, a media release said.

The seasonal pop-up store at 134 Main St. will sell “no beer, just gear,” the release said, and a grand opening was to be held Friday.

The store, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, carries books, glassware, food items, apparel and bar ware.

Ommegang Brewery officials said the business has partnered with the village’s trolley system to provide transportation from the Main Street, Doubleday Field, stop at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on days the trolleys are in service to provide rides to Ommegang Brewery in Middlefield.

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