“We’re opening with a fresh start,” says Sercy part-owner Christina Monzillo.
Christina, along with husband and co-owner Robert Monzillo, celebrated the official grand opening of Sercy (formerly known as Access), the newest gift and apparel boutique in downtown State College on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Former Access-lovers may ask, why the name change?
“The name Sercy comes from a southern tradition,” Christina says. A “sercy” is defined as a cute “just-because-you’re-cute-and-I-love-you-gift,” which easily relates to the feel and focus of the new store.
The store underwent a revitalization in late July due to constant requests and customer input indicating that more gift items and accessories should be added to their inventory.
“We listened to a lot of customers in past years, so we decided to make it happen,” Christina says.
The store boasts everything from cards, gifts, home décor, jewelry and handbags, to premium denim, accessories and going-out attire. With the concept of Sercy is set in motion, the affordable boutique caters to not just students, but people of all age brackets.
Between a hefty supply of white and ivory dresses for Greek life functions, and countless card and gift box options, it is clear Sercy has something for everyone. Renovations have been made to the inside store space as well as the addition of a second register to enhance costumer experience.
Who doesn’t want a “just-because-you’re-cute-and-I-love-you-gift?” At the very least, you deserve a gift.
Visit Sercy anytime Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photo by Amelia Friedrichs