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New Main Street Businesses Look Forward to First Festival Day

Cupcake Couture, local insurance agent Jeff Troiano, and Liberty Tattoo Company among new businesses downtown.

While may be old hat to many Smithtown residents and businesses - or some continue to enjoy the event year after year - for a few Main Street businesses, the day-long street fair will be their first. Here's what they had to say as they looked forward to their first Festival Day:

Located at 91 E. Main St., this designer cupcake shop . Owner and Smithtown resident John Johnson said he's making 2,000 cupcakes for the event, and will be offering them at a discounted rate of $2 cash per cupcake outside of his store. Flavors offered will be limited to chocolate and confetti due to the massive project.

"I've lived in Smithtown for 15 years so I know all about Festival Day," he said. "When it came my way to open the store, I knew the store sits right in the middle of Festival Day which I thought was a great opportunity. And with the revitalization process going on, I think things are looking good."

Jeff Troiano Allstate Insurance

Located next door to Cupcake Couture at 89 E. Main St., Troiano opened up shop last August after a previous insurance seller closed its doors in April of 2011. Troiano will be offering a drawing - part of a nationwide contest - for a 2012 Victory motorcycle customized by Arlen Ness Motorcycles.

A 1989 graduate of Smithtown East, Troiano said he's just hoping he'll be able to keep up with the crowd.

"With the crowds I'm hearing we'll have I'm just nervous I won't have enough stuff to give out," he said. "I'll try to make it fun over here."

Down the road at 17 E. Main St., Dan Lavery's tattoo shop may not be giving away free merchandise - it's kind of hard to give away a tattoo - but fake tattoos for the kids will be aplenty at the shop, and Lavery said piercings will be discounted at $30 for the day as opposed to a usual $50 to $70 price tag.

Beside, , he said he's more looking forward to meeting some locals.

"It's gonna be fun," he said. "I'll have my kids down there, we'll all have our kids down here. We're looking forward to a nice day of shaking some hands and meeting people."


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