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West Marine sets grand opening for Long Island store

West Marine is planning a grand-opening celebration March 20-23 at its new flagship store in West Islip, N.Y.

The retailer said the 24,800-square-foot store at 147 W. Sunrise Highway is its largest in New York.

Festivities will begin March 20 with a “Cruising for a Cause” charity event, an evening of live music, local food and beverages, including the Blue Island Oyster bar, and an auction to raise funds for local marine-based organizations. Tickets for the 6-9 p.m. event are $10. They include food, drink and entertainment and are available at the West Islip store or through any participating organization.

The grand opening continues through March 23 with free daily demos by boating experts, special deals on water-life gear and accessories, and giveaways.

Hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. from March 20-22; and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 23.

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