Back in September, we happened to be in the neighborhood and spotted Metro Optics Eyewear's sign being installed at their flagship location at Throggs Neck / ©welcome2thebronx.com
Back in September, we happened to be in the neighborhood and spotted Metro Optics Eyewear’s sign being installed at their flagship location at Throggs Neck / ©welcome2thebronx.com

Who would have thought that a modest eye care clinic in Parkchester that opened in 1978 would become such a successful brand that, 36 years later, Metro Optics Eyewear would be opening their 4th and now flagship location in the new Throggs Neck Shopping Center.

Founded by Michael T. Ungaro, the Bronx-bred mom and pop chain has become just the very type of small business and success story we love to celebrate at Welcome2TheBronx.  From their Parkchester beginnings, Metro Optics grew into the Hunts Point and Westchester Square neighborhoods and now Throggs Neck with their latest addition.

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And it’s not your ordinary vision center either.

According to Metro Optics General Manager John Bonizio, the new flagship location, “marries healthcare, technology, and fashion, for a show-stopping impact.” Bonizio went on to add, ““Virtually every industry is being disrupted by technology, and the optical industry is no exception. We saw a valuable opportunity to take the lead by creating a dedicated Electronic Eyewear department, in order to ensure the safe and effective use of wearable technology within the context of our extensive optical expertise.”

General Manager John Bozio is seen here training staff at the newest location / Courtesy Metro Optics Eyewear Facebook Page
General Manager John Bonizio is seen here training staff at the newest location / Courtesy Metro Optics Eyewear Facebook Page

Metro Optics Eyewear isn’t simply just an eye clinic but they are a pillar in our Bronx community.  They have been proud sponsors of other small businesses and organizations including Morris Perk and this year’s historic and first ever Bronx Fashion Week, where models showcased the latest in high-end eyewear.  They even host free screening events throughout the borough to promote eye health awareness.

Welcome2TheBronx would like to salute everyone at Metro Optics Eyewear and congratulations on your continued success and being an inspiration to all other Bronx entrepreneurs out there. Congratulations!

The new store opened with a soft launch on November 10th and an official open house and ribbon cutting ceremony will take place December 9, 2014 at 5:30PM.

The new location is at the Throggs Neck Shopping Center at:

815 Hutchinson River Pkwy
Bronx, NY 10461
718-569-5680
Click here to visit website!

Metro Optics Eyewear's newest location / Photo Courtesy Metro Optics Eyewear Facebook Page
Metro Optics Eyewear’s newest location / Photo Courtesy Metro Optics Eyewear Facebook Page

 

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