Moriches Field Brewing Company in Center Moriches is thriving through the pandemic, thanks in part to PSEG Long Island.
(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Feb. 7, 2022) – Moriches Field Brewing Company in Center Moriches is thriving through the pandemic, thanks in part to PSEG Long Island.
PSEG Long Island awarded the brewery an $18,500 economic development grant from its Main Street Revitalization Program for making renovations to its building. The economic development grant was created by PSEG Long Island to fund projects that are expected to improve economic stability and growth in local business districts and optimize the use of existing electric infrastructure.
Moriches Field Brewing Company opened in October 2020 in a space adjacent to the Long Island Rail Road tracks that was previously a baseball training facility. Because the space was vacant for more than a year, the brewery qualified for PSEG Long Island Vacant Space Revival Program discounts, which will save the owner more than $4,000 on his electric bills. An additional $770 in lighting rebates was given to him for replacing inefficient lighting fixtures in the building with LEDs.
“PSEG Long Island offers a variety of grants and energy efficiency rebates to help the owners of small and medium-sized businesses save money, while also revitalizing and reviving vacant spaces and creating places for the community to enjoy,” said John Keating, manager of Economic Development, PSEG Long Island. “We are proud to offer programs that make it easier for people to realize their dreams of business ownership. When local businesses thrive, it helps improve the local economy, which is a win-win-win.”
“The money from PSEG Long Island made a huge difference to our business,” said Richard Flynn, founder/owner of Moriches Field Brewing Company. “Opening during a pandemic while waiting for all of the various permits for a new business was certainly trying. The grant money made it possible to more easily weather the early months while we invested in our building, equipment, people and everything else necessary to operate a successful craft brewery.”
For additional information on how PSEG Long Island helps local businesses, visit: https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/revitalization.
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured (l. to. r.): Richard Flynn, owner/founder, Moriches Field Brewing Company, and John Keating, PSEG Long Island’s Economic Development manager.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.