In the East Hampton Star:
We Say Leave
July 25, 2019
I have been shopping at the I.G.A. in Amagansett, Cirillo’s Market, for seven years, well taken care of by the employees who are unfailingly helpful and polite.
Today, I was greeted by this new sign, affixed right by the front door:
NOTICE: This place is politically incorrect. WE SAY merry Christmas, one nation under God. We salute the flag and give thanks to our troups. If this offends you LEAVE.
I learned that the owner had made the decision to place the sign in her store. While she clearly has the right to do that, the message makes me feel unwelcome, and I will not be shopping at the store anymore. I called the store chain’s main office and left a message on the voice mail of Lee Cirillo, who is apparently a point person for this store. That number is 631-751-4472, extension 1103.
I wanted to share this with you, in case you would like to follow up on this issue as a news item.
Thanks for your attention to this matter.
Note from David:
I left a message for Lee Cirillo. As a Jew I say “Happy Holidays” or “Happy Hanukkah”.
david i shop there and made sure i went to check out the sign about a month ago when this was written. it had been taken down i could not find. are you sure is still up? bob
No it is not up anymore. But the racist mentality of the Cirillo family has not changed. So I am not going there anymore. I was not going there very much anyways… D