BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- It's been a staple in the Binghamton community since 1946, when Little Venice opened its doors in a downtown home. This week is the 70th anniversary of that beloved Italian restaurant.

This is Binghamton's oldest Italian eatery -- originally serving up hot pies and of course, their homemade sweet tomato sauce.

The restaurant has moved around a few times since opening. They've been at their newly remodeled location since 1969.

They've added a retail center known at "The Shop at Little Venice." The restaurants esteemed bottled pasta sauce can now even be purchased in more than 160 retail locations.

This week, owners wants to celebrate their thousands of customers who just keep coming back to enjoy it all. They are running several promotions, and the weeklong celebration will kick off at 2 p.m. Tuesday with a special announcement from Mayor Rich David.