September 20 – Happy Birthday Pattie Lanzi D’Agostino

2pattielIf you were a male from Amsterdam born anytime before 1980 and your last name was Lanzi, chances were very good you’d end up in the restaurant business. In fact. the Lanzi surname has become synonymous with success in that industry, beginning with family patriarch Luigi Lanzi and both his sons, Larry and Herm. Now, all five of Larry’s boys have not just continued but actually expanded upon that legacy with their amazing success running restaurants around the Sacandaga Lake in Upstate New York.

That same career formula however, does not apply to the female members of the Lanzi clan. In addition to five sons, Larry Lanzi and his wife Antoinette had four daughters and not one of them owns or manages a restaurant. But the two oldest girls, Amy and today’s Amsterdam Birthday Celebrant, Patricia “Pattie” Lanzi D’Agostino, were very successful extending that famous Lanzi hospitality, strong work ethic and good “taste” into a whole other line of business.

The two siblings opened up a woman’s clothing store called “Chatterbox” back in the early 1970’s that they quickly grew into one of the the most popular apparel destinations for ladies in the greater Amsterdam area…

You can read the rest of my story about Pattie in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.


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