A number of businesses are open post-Sandy. Some are even allowing customers to bring their power strips and recharge their wireless devices.
In particluar, Harbor Deli has had lines out the door as it offers free, functioning wifi to customers. A generator truck has been parked outside for days, powering the shop. Some customers even brought power strips so that others can plug in and recharge.
Here, customers cheered when a man walked in and announced "The traffic signal on Main Street is on!"
Others felt hopeful as news spread that the lights were on Herbert Avenue, Mill Pond Road and Manhasset Isle.
"It feels like the Bob Newhart show, with a small town coffee shop feel," one customer said.
"We should start a meetup group," said another.
Other retailers and eateries are open, though some with limited power. These businesses include Dolphin Bookshop, Computer Port, Main Street Bakery & Cafe, Dunkin Donuts, Wings Plus, Sullivans Quay, Rosas, Franks, Toscanini, Ginos, Salvatores, Louie’s, Stop and Shop, Finn MacCools (bar), Hinck’s, Alpers, Port Beer and Soda, Bayview Deli, Shell (near Burger King), Carlos, Chase, Port Washington Federal Credit Union, Haven Diner, Wit and Whim. Port Washington Public Library opened its doors on Friday.
Opening Saturday, Chez Josee. Also, Stam Antiques (formerly Giles Antiques) at 287 Main St will open on Saturday 12:30 p.m. and will conduct for Port Washington area residents free written appraisals of any valuables damaged by the storm. Evolution Pilates and will offer charging stations and free coffee – bring a mug. Back to Life Chiropractic is also open.
Other retailers that are back in business is Uncle Giuseppe’s, which is fully functional, offering ice, bottled water and hot food.
Best to call first to check on hours.