Elmont business owners disappointed by Belmont Stakes crowds

ELMONT - Elmont businesses were looking forward to a boost today, but with no chance of a Triple Crown winner, their hopes were quickly dashed.Business owners say crowds are much smaller than anticipated, now that Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another is out of the race."We thought it was going to be a lot busier," Stop 20 Diner owner Gus Serafis says. "They were expecting over 120,000 people."Elmont civic leader Pat Nicolosi says the race track is a major missed opportunity for the community. He says the area needs more restaurants, shopping and hotels to attract people year round.I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont

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