One of longest-running retailers in Babylon Village is changing hands.
Pat Turner, who opened Roomors Gifts 38 years ago, announced on Facebook she is retiring and handing off her business to longtime employee Danielle Vergano.
“On Thursday, October 4th, I officially retired as the owner of Roomors,” Turner wrote,”Shocking, but true.”
“For 38 years it has been an absolute pleasure for me to shop for you,” Turner added. “I am so very grateful and thankful to all of you for your support, loyalty and friendship during these last four decades.”
Vergano, who has worked at Roomors for the last 18 years, said she’s humbled to be the incoming owner of the place she loved shopping at as kid.
“I pursued a career that had been my passion from an early age,” she said. “I was fortunate enough that this pursuit kept me in Babylon, close to my family.”
“I will continue her legacy with great privilege and continue to build on Pat’s 38 years of success,” added Vergano, who is also the vice president of the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce.
“With this, I would like to thank all of our loyal customers, friends and families and the Babylon Village community for your love, kind words and endless support.”
Turner’s last day of work at 255 Deer Park Avenue was on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
She said she’s appreciative to everyone involved in helping her along the way, from family members, employees, and customers.
“Every business is a team effort,” said Turner. “Through all of life’s ups and downs, good times and bad, the Roomorettes have been by my side. I want to thank Marie, Rosie, Courtney, Diana, Christy, Kris, Linda, Haileigh, Anna, and all of the incredible women who have been part of the Roomors family. Thank you, thank you.”
“Lastly, but certainly not least, I’d like to publicly thank my husband, Bob, whose unwavering love, support and assistance since the dream of Roomors began, thank you my love,” she said.
Top: (L-R) Pat Turner with Danielle Vergano of Roomors Gifts in Babylon Village. (Courtesy photo)