PSEG Long Island Announces $25,000 Grant for New Farmingdale Eatery
(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Jan. 2, 2020) – PSEG Long Island awarded Farmingdale’s Whiskey Down Diner with a $25,000 economic development grant from its Main Street Revitalization Program. The program offers financial incentives to local business owners for projects in a local business district that are expected to improve the economic stability and growth of a municipality. It encourages the economic vitality of a business community and optimizes the use of existing electric infrastructure.
Whiskey Down, which opened last summer in downtown Farmingdale in the heart of Main Street, occupies space that had been a Chinese restaurant for decades and vacant since 2018. The owners’ plans included beautifying the outdoor space. With support from the Village, Whiskey Down created a courtyard adjacent to the restaurant. The courtyard includes outdoor seating and a walkway, which is expected to increase pedestrian traffic. Energy efficient day/night lighting was also installed to further increase visibility and safety.
“PSEG Long Island is making it easier for business owners to realize the dream of owning a storefront business,” said John Keating, manager of Economic Development, PSEG Long Island. “We offer a variety of grants and energy efficiency rebates for small and medium business owners to help them save money while revitalizing downtowns and reviving vacant spaces.”
For additional information, visit: https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/revitalization
Photo caption: Pictured (L to R) in the courtyard of Farmingdale’s new Whiskey Down Diner are: Ralph Ekstrand, Farmingdale Village mayor; Cheryl Parisi, Farmingdale Village trustee; John Kanaras, Whiskey Down Diner owner; PSEG Long Island’s Economic Development Manager John Keating, Regional External Affairs Manager Kim Kaiman and Economic Development Consultant Tim Harris; and Eric Alexander, Vision Long Island director.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion.