Inside Out: TELCO opens in New Springville. And RUMC celebrates first milestone as it undergoes renovation.

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At the grand opening of TELCO in the Pergament Mall on Richmond Avenue in New Springville are from the left, brothers Elliot and Ted Serure and Ted’s son Jack Serure. (Courtesy/Dan Uebbing)

Remember TELCO, a “value priced” store on Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp?

When the Hylan Shopping Plaza was demolished and the store was forced to close, TELCO company execs searched for a new location on Staten Island — even though the Forest Avenue store in Port Richmond remained open.

Fast forward to this month: The grand opening of a new TELCO Superstore was celebrated in the Pergament Mall, next to

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