Rhinoceros Grand Opening in Haddonfield!
Rhinoceros, celebrated its ribbon cutting with Mayor Tish Columbi on Saturday, October 15, introducing a unique new place for people to relax and have fun in Haddonfield: the “Gamery.”
“In the gamery,” explains co-owner Bernadette Hennessy May, “we have created a spot where families, couples, friends can come, sit at our tables, bring their favorite beverage, and play a game (that we’ll teach how to play) together.” Rhinoceros Gamery also offers a menu of in-store activities for children and adults alike , everything from the old-fashioned potholders we all made in our youth to complex glass-fused jewelry.
After searching for a home for our second location, May says, “our family-owned business is thrilled to be a part of this vibrant and welcoming community.”
When asked, why they chose the name Rhinoceros, Bernadette explained that when Kate, her co-owner and sister, was young, her class prepared a Thanksgiving day performance for their parents. Everyone picked parts such as pilgrims, Native Americans, or turkeys. When Kate was asked what she wanted to be, Kate exclaimed, “a RHINOCEROS”! After attempts to divert Kate to Thanksgiving-themed characters failed, the teacher allowed Kate to play the rhinoceros. On show day, Kate happily stampeded around the Thanksgiving performance. Bernadette says, “Rhinoceros embodies the creativity, enjoyment, exploration, and enthusiasm we hope to bring out in all of our customers, young and old.”
Rhinoceros invites one and all to a Halloween fundraiser at our Haddonfield store on Sunday, October 30, and Monday October 31. Half the proceeds from all in-store activities will be donated to Susan G. Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer Research Foundation.