Zenon Watch! Update

Be patient just a little bit longer, Zenon fans. We learned — just a little too late to squeeze it into this week’s paper — that the new Café Zenon will open next Friday, May 22 (not May 15, as was previously their hope).

Owner Ibrahim Hamide says he and his staff “would have been panting and sweating” if they opened May 15. “We didn’t want to present the first impression that way,” he says.

Hamide says this opening date is certain, “unless the sky falls.” The other thing that’s certain? The new restaurant will definitely keep the Zenon name.