PSEG Long Island has given the Northport Hotel a $75,000 grant, awarded to businesses that improve downtown spaces in under-used buildings.
Main Street Revitalization grants go to businesses that complete projects to help improve the economic stability and growth of a municipality. Since 2018, PSEG Long Island said, it has given out Main Street Revitalization grants totaling $1.2 million to support 50 local renovation projects. Over the past five and a half years, the grants have helped business owners create nearly 900 local jobs, including the approximately 60 jobs created by the hotel.
“We are proud to support Long Island’s newest boutique hotel with one of our largest Main Street Revitalization grants to date,” said Michael Presti, director of Customer Experience and Marketing for PSEG Long Island. “We created these grants to support business owners’ visions to revitalize and revive commercial spaces. The Northport Hotel is bringing increased tourism and jobs to one of Long Island’s treasured downtowns, along with creating a place the community can enjoy.”
“We’d like to thank PSEG Long Island for contributing to this special project by providing us with this Main Street grant,” said Kevin O’Neill, co-owner, The Northport Hotel. “It was a difficult time to be building before and during the pandemic. PSEG Long Island was with us throughout the entire process, and the funds have helped us enhance and beautify Northport’s lovely downtown.”