Smusht is Smashing It with Grants from Port Washington BID

The Port Washington Business Improvement District is proud to support new business owners with grants. Smusht, located at 158 Main Street, has received funding for façade improvements and new signage as well as a bonus grant as a new commercial tenant.

Steve Edelson and Smusht staff are recognized by Port Washington BID board members for grants awarded for improvements and signage.

Smusht elevates the ordinary ice cream sandwich to the next level making it a personal creative experience. Customers can choose from 21 flavors of homemade ice cream, choose 2 freshly baked cookies and 12 different toppings to create their very own Smusht. Need a quick treat? They offer a variety of artisanal crafted, pre-made grab-and go and ice cream sandwiches. They are also a full-service ice cream shop where you can enjoy a cup, cone, sundae or shake.  

Owner, Steve Edelson, has lived in Port Washington with his wife Sara and two children since 2008.  He started the business out of his house during the pandemic and the community response was great.  The support enabled him to open a shop on Main Street and has been busy every day since. He hopes to build an inclusive environment and create relationships with the schools, teams, arts and all other community programs to become part of the fabric of Port Washington. Steve says, “Port Washington was the only town I considered when opening Smusht.  I want Smusht to be everyone’s favorite shop in town to work, hang out and enjoy delicious treats.”  

“We are so pleased to acknowledge a new business like Smusht and welcome them to the Port Washington business district,” says Port Washington BID Board Member, Nadine Delmonte. Nadine goes on to say, “Smusht is a perfect example of the entrepreneurial spirit the BID supports and is the perfect fit for Port Washington. Congratulations to Steve and his team.” 

To learn more about Smusht catering or community support, view or visit in person at 158 Main Street, Port Washington. 

Eligible businesses in the Port Washington Business Improvement District, both new and established, can apply for grants for funding to assist with costs of improvements to the façade of the place of business and/or signage. Guidelines and applications, along with additional resources for business owners, can be found on the Port Washington B.I.D. website under the Business Resource heading. Inquiries can also be directed to the Port Washington B.I.D. Office at 516-883-8890. 

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