Reese’s 1900 pub and restaurant owners Matt Lowe and Joe Palmeri will serve as co-grand marshals at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Patchogue, it was announced on Tuesday.
“Reese’s 1900 has been Patchogue’s Irish headquarters for decades, making Matt & Joe the perfect Grand Marshals!” said David Kennedy, executive director of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, who made the announcement on behalf of the Greater Patchogue Foundation’s Cultural Heritage Committee.
The foundation and Patchogue Village will jointly host Patchogue’s annual Main Street parade, which this year will be held on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17. The parade kicks off at noon.
Lowe and Palmeri have owned Reese’s 1900 for 18 years, purchasing the village landmark in 2006 from Kenny and Ginny Russell. Reese’s 1900 first opened its doors in 1971, when it was owned by Dave and Janet Reese.
Lowe and Palmeri were employees and customers of Reese’s for years prior to purchasing the business.
In addition to the parade, the chamber will host a two-mile run called “May the Road Rise to Meet Ye Road Race” to benefit the chamber’s foundation committee.