Penfield Pavilion to reopen after Superstorm Sandy repairs
Officials reopened the Penfield Pavilion Tuesday after the town landmark shuttered for repairs after Superstorm Sandy.
The storm severely damaged the pavilion, which reopened with a new event center and other upgrades. Officials say the renovation project cost a total of $7 million.
The pavilion has been on the beach in Fairfield for more than 100 years but was closed for the past four because of damage from Superstorm Sandy.
Fairfield Park and Recreation Director Anthony Calabrese says many around town missed having it open.
"They're thrilled, absolutely thrilled to have this building open again," Calabrese says. "It's a long time coming."
Calabrese says he wants the pavilion to become a popular venue for weddings and parties again.
Representatives for the Penfield Pavilion say they have already booked every weekend through this summer.