Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Zorn’s, Long Island’s most famous hometown chicken and turkey restaurant, is rebuilding its original roost in Bethpage, where its first location opened 78 years ago.The take-out and catering business is breaking ground later this year on a new 8,000-square-foot building on the western side of its current location at 4321 Hempstead Tpke., the company said. It is borrowing several million to fund the transformation. The new location will include a small dining area, an addition Zorn’s attributed to popular demand.“We will continue to serve up our well-loved traditional recipes,” said Merrill S. Zorn, the company’s CEO. “Everything you have come to know and love about Zorn’s—our quality, freshness and friends staff—will not change”Merrill’s grandfather, Peter Zorn, founded the business in 1940. The current Zorn’s of Bethpage building will remain open throughout the construction of the new structure. Once the new building opens early next year, all employees will be shifting there.“Our Zorn’s of Bethpage family looks forward to continuing to serve your family as we embark on this exciting new chapter in our history,” said Merrill Zorn.
RAIN forced the greater part of the opening day’s play in the first Regional 4-day practice match at the Guyana National Stadium to be subjected to a number of inspections by the umpires. Following their final check at 14:30hrs, they decided play would commence at 15:00hrs.At stumps, Anthony Adams’ XI had reached 80 for 2 from 34 overs against Leon Johnson’s XI, heading into day two, reeling from a double-strike by veteran leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who claimed both wickets in the only session of the day.Heading into the second day, Tevin Imlach, the former Windies U-19 player was not out on 23 off 97 balls and will be looking to carry on with night-watchman Niall Smith. Imlach stroked just one boundary while his opening partner Raymond Perez crunched three eye-catching fours as he chalked up 24 off 48 balls.When Perez fell to Bishoo, Adams XI were 47 for 1 before Kemol Savory and Imlach teamed up to help stabilise the innings. Guyana Jaguars’ newest addition, Savory, was the other batsman to fall to Bishoo a few overs before stumps.The left-hander mirrored an innings almost similar to that of Perez, as he too soaked up 48 balls and hit 3 fours but managed only 18.Bishoo’s return to Jaguars colours was a good sign for the Leon Johnson’s XI. The 34-year-old was wily in his approach as he outfoxed his two victims in Perez and Savory, to end with opening day figures of 2-26 from 10 overs.Action on day two is now set to start at 09:00hrs, weather permitting. (Clifton Ross)