RETIRING GATES SUPERVISOR ESPOSITO
TO KICK OFF CHILDREN’S STORY TIME
GATES: Gates Supervisor Ralph Esposito will kick off Melon Bean Eatery’s “Summer Story Time” on Tuesday, June 30, by reading Amelia Bedelia. a children’s story based on author Peggy Parish’s adventures in North Africa.
“I was inspired to ask him to be the first guest reader when I heard that he was retiring to spend more time with his grandchildren,” said Andrea Hughes, Melon Bean owner. The trendy new Buffalo Road café appeals to all demographics, but has catered especially to families.
“After serving the people of Gates for 20 years, I decided that it was time to spend more time with my wife, children, and six grandchildren, “ Esposito said. “Amelia Bedelia is my favorite children’s book, and I am excited about reading it to the kids,” he said. “It will be a great opportunity to do something more for my youngest constituents.”
Hughes opened Melon Bean Eatery in January, and works to provide customers with a healthy meal option and a comfortable atmosphere. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle stated, “Isn’t it nice to find a happy hybrid of Starbucks and Chuck E. Cheese.” According to the Rochester City Paper, “What sets it apart is its dedication to the younger crowd with a play area and a special kids menu.” Melon Bean Eatery has a full lunch menu and a complete selection of Finger Lakes Coffee.
Summer Story Time begins on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30 AM, and will be held every Tuesday at 10:30 AM through the summer. Hughes is looking for other “celebrity” guest readers to read their favorite children’s books.
The Melon Bean Eatery is located at 1308 Buffalo Road. It is open Monday – Saturday, and features a special Kid’s Craft Night on Fridays at 5:30 PM.