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The 50th year, calls for celebration

"People recognize the quality and appreciate having something done special," Hennigan said. "That's what's fun, having customers come in each day knowing they will get great service."

In honor of the 50 years, the store has hosted extreme sales such as choosing one item in the store for particular days to be marked down to 50 cents.

And throughout those 50 years, Nichols has attracted customers from all over Central New York, that Hennigan's grateful for the Web site nicholsliverpool.com, because it has kept distant customers up-to-date with specials or any changes.

"Those customers don't get the Sunday flier," Hennigan said.

The store currently has its windows painted in honor of the anniversary, but will soon change gears in December for the Christmas season.

"It's quite an honor for people that have returned or are still working here for years," Hennigan said. "It's a privilege to work seven days a week at a place that offers customers good shopping experience."

Nichols Market is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. You can call the store at 457-2151 and the meat department can be reached at 453-MEAT.

About the family business

For more than 90 years, the Hennigans and their employees have been a leading grocer for many consumers in Central New York. The family's goal hasn't changed since 1918 since they strive to present terrific quality, value and service with a sincere smile and a "thank you."

In 1918, Mike Hennigan opened Hennigan's Silver Star Market on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse at the corner of Tompkins Street and Burnet Park Drive. This busy intersection is where the traffic signal hangs with the green light over the red - a symbol of the strong Irish heritage in this neighborhood.

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