Local businesses welcome US Open golf fans

Next week will bring thousands of golf fans to Bethpage for the US Open and local establishments are welcoming the extra business. Establishments like Farmingdale?s Terry G?s Seafood and Grill are one

News 12 Staff

Jun 10, 2009, 10:06 PM

Updated 5,516 days ago

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Next week will bring thousands of golf fans to Bethpage for the US Open and local establishments are welcoming the extra business.
Establishments like Farmingdale?s Terry G?s Seafood and Grill are one of many that anticipate a crowd. However, the 2002 US Open steered customers away because of harsh parking restrictions.
Owner Terry Hasapoglou remembers the Village as a ghost town seven years ago. He and other business owners blame parking restrictions against drivers parking on Main Street without a permit.
?Part of what we tried to do is make sure people know that it?s a safe and secure environment, number two, that there will be parking made available,? Legislator Dave Mejias (D) says.
The Village will provide trolley services to pick up and drop off people from Main Street to the US Open in an effort to gain customers.
Some residents in 2002 took advantage of the crowds by renting out their own driveways and front lawns for cash. This year, a new law charges a $350 fine for residents that rent out parking spaces.


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