Zorn's Shutters in East Meadow After Hurricane Sandy

A manager of the eatery said that there are no plans to reopen.

Another storefront has closed on Hempstead Turnpike, but this time it is due to Hurricane Sandy. Zorn's of East Meadow has closed its doors for good after the storm.

A manager of the eatery, who did not want their named published, said that the business suffered damages and power outages.

"It was the last straw," the manager said. "We don't plan to reopen."

The business first opened in East Meadow in 1998.

Hempstead Turnpike has been plagued with vacancies in the last year. Just last month, Hooters closed its doors after operating in East Meadow for more than 10 years. 

Customers are urged to visit Zorn's locations in Bellmore (2495 Merrick Road) and Bethpage (4321 Hempstead Tpke). The Bethpage location has been around since 1940.

What do you think about the East Meadow location closing? What do you think should fill the vacant property? Tell us in the comments below.

Gary December 31, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Kinda hard to fix up your business if your taxes are so high and business is slow
Hector Gavilla February 11, 2013 at 07:16 AM
If you never owned a business you have NO right to criticize a business owner's decision to close a store. There is only one reason they closed the East Meadow location. It was not profitble. Business 101. You operate a business to make a profit. when the expenses exceed the revenues and no viable plan exists to fix it, it might be time to shut down. I will not debate what those expenses were. Im sure they tried everything to increase profits and decrease expenses. It was not enough to justify keeping it open. Those are the facts.
Bill April 14, 2013 at 08:25 PM
just a shame i love to eat here and you did not mind paying extra for things because you knew it was not something out of a package and heated. what blows my mind is that why would you not come back hope that some time in the future that the owners might change there mind and come back in the mean time i will visit there other locations.
Todd Rodgers November 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM
That place had roaches, hurricane sandy was just an excuse. I loved the place then I found a bloated roach in my cream of spinach I wanted to go back and make seen. But I didnt. Never again. I am traumatized
Greg November 22, 2013 at 02:39 PM
That place ROCKED. Great food, a nice play for dinner. A "bloated roach in cream spinach"? (maybe the roach found it tasty too, they gotta be big and strong!, and what's the difference between a bloated roach and your standard run of the mill roach?) . It's much more fun to eat dinner there, than just take out. I miss Zorns on Hempstead turnpike. Their pies are also amazing. Five stars for Zorns, 4 1/2 stars for their pies, and 1/2 star for the bloated roach.


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