Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R, I, C Glen Head) joined Bens Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant and Caterers owners Ronnie and Cindy Dragoon, along with fellow patrons, at its Greenvale location on February 28. The occasion was a reunion celebration marking the popular delis 40th anniversary. Since the original location in Baldwin has since closed, the event took place at the Greenvale venue. At the event, Montesano presented Bens Deli with an Assembly Citation commending them for their long-standing success in the community.
As a Glen Head resident, Ive been a fan of Bens Deli for a long time and have seen them grow beyond their Hicksville beginnings, said Montesano. Their expansion from a single restaurant in Baldwin 40 years ago to six locations today is a testament to their hard work and the excellent quality of food and service they provide.
Bens Deli was founded in 1972 by Ronnie Dragoon and his father Ben. Ben left the business after six months, but the restaurant still bears his name. Since opening in Baldwin, Bens has expanded to three locations in Long Island as well as delis in Queens, Manhattan and Boca Raton, Florida.