Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening Celebration at Cohen’s Fashion Optical Riverhead with Riverhead Town Supervisor, Yvette Aguiar. (Photo by Ed Shin)

Cohen’s Fashion Optical celebrated the official grand opening of its new location at 720 Old Country Rd. in Riverhead on Aug. 7.

Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar officiated the event by cutting the ceremonial red ribbon. Owners of Cohen’s Fashion Optical, Charlotte and Raymond Smilovich, greeted guests with a champagne toast and a sneak peek at Charlotte’s new eyewear line, Charlotte Rose. Anthony Kowal, the son of Charlotte and Ray, also debuted his own designer eyewear collection, Anthony Remigio Eyewear.

At the grand opening, L’May America, one of the world’s leading fashion accessory companies, previewed its Champion sunglass capsule collection in collaboration with Andre Trenier, who is a professional artist best known for his murals surrounding Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. During the event, Trenier wowed the guests by painting a custom mural while L’ May America raffled off prizes to a few lucky winners.

Christine Degen, of Events by Christine D, helped organize the afternoon full of good food, great music, and fantastic company. Music was provided by Joseph Pecora (DJ Eclipse), of High Profile Productions, hor d’oeuvres by Farm Country Kitchen, and delicious desserts and spectacular presentation by Angelica Korth of Angelica’s Custom Gifts.

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Anthony Remigio, Samantha Smilovich, Riverhead Councilman Kenneth Rothwell, Riverhead Town Supervisor, Yvette Aguiar, Charlotte Rose, Raymond Smilovich, and Riverhead Councilwoman Catherine Kent. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Raymond Smilovich, Charlotte Rose, Cohen’s Fashion Optical President Bob Cohen, and Lenore Cohen. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Artist Andre Trenier. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Riverhead Town Supervisor, Yvette Aguiar, Charlotte Rose, and Riverhead Councilman Kenneth Rothwell. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Dr. Dean Miller and Charlotte Rose. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Raymond Smilovich and Anthony Remigio. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Jenn Hammond and Lisa Roselli, audiologist at Thunder Hearing Services. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Gary Stratton, Christine Degan, and Charlotte Rose. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Crystal Peppe-Kinard and Jose Figueras. (Photo by Ed Shin)
David Chernoff from Champion Eyewear and Charlotte Rose. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Lynne Christensen. (Photo by Ed Shin)
DJ Joseph Pecora. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Lenore Cohen, Cohen’s Fashion Optical President Bob Cohen, Charlotte Rose, and Raymond Smilovich. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Grand Opening Celebration at Cohen’s Fashion Optical Riverhead. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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