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Frank Bilello of Noble Savage Brewing Company.
BY JAMES BERNSTEIN
Each year, small businesses on Long Island face tremendous challenges
to remain not only competitive but alive. We recently looked at three such
companies as they head into a new year, still beset by challenges, but hoping
the wind is now at their backs.
NOBLE SAVAGE BREWING COMPANY, 27 GLEN ST., GLEN COVE
How many craft breweries can LI support? There are now 46 on the Island,
according to a local trade association, up from maybe nine a few years ago,
and more than 7,000 nationwide, according to the Brewers Association in
Colorado. And more are coming.
One of them, Noble Savage Brewing Company, opened in August in downtown
Glen Cove, and is looking forward to its first full year in business in 2020, said
the 32-year-old owner, Frank Bilello, of Sea Cliff.
He understands the risks of a startup, and the growing competition. In fact,
another, and much larger, craft brewer, Garvies Point Craft Brewery, is only a
few blocks from his business.
But, says Bilello, “Everything is going local. People want to go to their local
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