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Chancy D’Elia: A Greenwich Businesswoman Who Persevered

Written by Olivia Luntz. Chancy D’Elia ran the Chancy D’Elia clothing store on Greenwich Avenue from 1932 until 2005. The operation started with a few pieces sold at the front of her uncle’s Snappy Cleaners. In 1932, she went to New York with her sister with $270 in the bank. They bought a few skirts, dresses, and sweaters, which were all snatched up immediately by one customer. In January 1945 she bought the building at 244 Greenwich Avenue, where her business operated until 2005. Continue Reading →

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