J3134

Congratulating Joanne Gerace upon the occasion of celebrating her 30th Anniversary of owning Tiny's Grill in Utica, New York

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J3134



Senate Resolution No. 3134

BY: Senator GRIFFO

CONGRATULATING Joanne Gerace upon the occasion of
celebrating her 30th Anniversary of owning Tiny's
Grill in Utica, New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize
illustrious establishments which have positively impacted and
substantially contributed to the vitality of their communities; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
congratulate Joanne Gerace upon the occasion of celebrating her 30th
Anniversary of owning Tiny's Grill in Utica, New York; and

WHEREAS, Tiny's Grill, since 1931, was originally located on
Whitesboro Circle where the Utica Memorial Auditorium stands today; and

WHEREAS, Tiny Wolack was the original owner and moved to the State
Street address circa 1959, the site of the Oneida Grill; and

WHEREAS, In 1990, Joanne Gerace purchased Tiny's Grill and revived
this Utica gem; and

WHEREAS, Over the years, Tiny's Grill has housed many jazz greats
from both local musicians to those all around the globe; in addition, it
houses a nutcracker museum; and

WHEREAS, Tiny's Grill was also home of the Utica Devils, an ice
hockey team of the American Hockey League (AHL), and has been a
sponsor/supporter of sports within the Utica community; and

WHEREAS, Joanne Gerace has won several awards for her active
community involvement; she has served on numerous community boards and
is involved in many community events; today, Tiny's Grill, which serves
traditional food and drinks, is one of the only original bar and grill
establishments still in operation; and

WHEREAS, The remarkable success of Tiny's Grill is due in large part
to its owner, Joanne Gerace, whose warmth and hospitality are easily
recognized by her loyal patrons; this dynamic woman is well-versed in
customer service and truly makes everyone who walks through the door
feel like family; and

WHEREAS, For decades, Tiny's Grill has stood as a beloved
establishment which has provided a friendly, open environment for
patrons to collectively gather and share their thoughts, ideas and life
experiences; and

WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body
acknowledges this exceptional business and its contributions to the
local and State economies, fully confident that it will continue to
enjoy the sparkling successes it has experienced thus far; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Joanne Gerace upon the occasion of celebrating her 30th
Anniversary of owning Tiny's Grill in Utica, New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Joanne Gerace.

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  • 08 / May / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 27 / May / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 27 / May / 2020
    • ADOPTED

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