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Avanti Furniture Corp celebrates 56th Anniversary in Farmingdale Village!

The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony celebrating Avanti Furniture’s 56th year in the same location in Farmingdale Village, at 497 Main Street! This was a great celebration honoring the Bagnasco family – operating for 56 years in the Village. Avanti Furniture began its legacy in 1965 when Frank Bagnasco, a descendant of a long line of furniture craftsmen and designers, rented the building (497 Main Street), a showroom/workshop with an option to purchase the property.

Avanti is known for quality and uniqueness and their custom furniture has been purchased by two Presidents, the Prime Minister of Canada as well as two Saudi Princes. Many of the finest designers, architects and hotel specifiers know that Avanti is synonymous with quality in product as well as service.

Avanti has maintained its roots in Farmingdale, operating a successful business and providing service in the
community. “It is an incredible milestone for any company to keep their doors open for 56 years. On behalf of the Farmingdale Village Board of Trustees, we are proud of the Bagnasco family and see them as a great example. Congratulations to Kevin and the Bagnasco family,” said Farmingdale Village Mayor Ralph Ekstrand.

And equally impressive, Kevin Bagnasco, one of the owners of the family business, is continually recognized as a true leader and commended for his outstanding volunteer and humanitarian efforts! Kevin is Vice President of the Farmingdale Lunch Rotary organization, and through the rotary, he got involved with, and is treasurer of Gift of Life International. The Farmingdale Rotary lunch club started in 1928. The clubs are part of “Rotary International” which brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service. Rotary clubs advance goodwill and peace around the world and are open to all.

“The Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary Club was founded in January 1982, for those who couldn’t make the lunch meetings, and Mayor Ralph Ekstrand is a founding member. The Breakfast Rotary club meets on the First Wednesday of the Month at 7:45 AM at the Farmingdale Diner, 17 Hempstead Turnpike,” said Kevin Bagnasco. “Farmingdale has been a strong base for our business and is dear /near to our hearts,” added Kevin.

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