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Party City opens in Albany Square

Party City manager Debbie Alston, front center, and the store staff celebrated the grand opening Friday of Party City’s newest center at 2709 Dawson Road, Suite 2 in Albany Square Shopping Center.

Party City manager Debbie Alston, front center, and the store staff celebrated the grand opening Friday of Party City’s newest center at 2709 Dawson Road, Suite 2 in Albany Square Shopping Center.

ALBANY — Party City, North America’s largest party supply retailer, held the grand opening Friday of its newest store at 2709 Dawson Road, Suite 2 in Albany Square Shopping Center.

The new Party City store is located near Hobby Lobby and features a newly-designed store layout. As one of the national leaders and discounters in the party industry, Party City touts an assortment of party supplies, decorations and costumes for every type of party occasion or holiday.

“This is a marvelous new store,” Party City District Manager Andy Viera said. “What makes us different from other party stores is our wide assortment of products for weddings, Halloween and parties. And our candy selection is second to none.”

Vieia added he thinks the Albany store will pay dividends for the company.

“We feel like this new center will grow and our business will grow along with it,” he said.

According to a company news release, Party City Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, contracts for manufacture and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic balloons, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery and has more than 800 company-owned and franchise locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Headquartered in Rockaway, N.J., Party City became part of the Amscan Holdings, Inc., family in 2005. The merger has made Party City the largest specialty party retailer and premiere Halloween destination in North America, company officials say.

“We are thrilled we could expand to our new location and continue helping Albany residents celebrate special times,” said Viera.