The ribbon cutting in early October for the new Century 21 store in Albee Square was not only attended by the Gindi family who owns it but all of the stores employees (dressed elegantly in black). There were more than 100 people in attendance when the ribbon was cut by the Gindis and their executive staff. Founder Al Gindi made a rare appearance (he’s now in his 90s and is proud of the fact that Century 21 grew out of modest kids clothing store in downtown Brooklyn that he had with his brother Sonny in the 50s).
Century 21 just had it’s 55th anniversary and what better way to celebrate one of the New York tristate area’s most successful retail stories than by opening the 21st store of Century 21?! The crowd was in tears before the actual ribbon cutting on the 4th floor–the reason was the touching speech by Brooklyn Borough Hall President Eric Adams who talked about how many people are supporting themselves and their families by working at the new Century 21. The employees showed tremendous enthusiasm by doing a special “wave dance” and while the ceremony was going on inside, 300 people or more lined up to get one of the mystery gift cards for the first 250 people to shop at the new store.