Italian Heritage Center in East Utica up for sale

Nov 22, 2014 734

The end of an era is approaching in East Utica. But it could be the beginning of a new era. The beloved Sons of Italy Lodge, an Italian social stronghold for nearly 60 years, is scheduled to close in a few weeks. For those who grew up in East Utica, Italian or not, the lodge and the Miss Italia Pageant spark warm memories.

Board member Robert Piperata said the facility is intended for a membership of 1,200, but those numbers just aren't there anymore, so the building is going up for sale. However, Piperata did say the Italian Heritage Center, which is what it's now called, is looking for a smaller building.

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