The never-ending saga of the Coney Island 7 (fka the Coney Island 8) continues today, as The Post reports that some of the Coney Island mainstays that were evicted and planned on closing up for good at the end of the month may have new hope. Zamperla USA, the company that now runs the boardwalk and has been aiming to boot longstanding businesses for over two years now, meant to cut a deal with a Miami Beach group to operate four sit-down restaurants in place of the vacated businesses. Now rumor has it the deal fell through, and Zamperla is returning to the owners of Ruby's, Paul's Daughter, and others, asking them "to agree to significant capital improvements, staying open year-round and filling new jobs locally." Apparently the deal isn't done but looks likely.
When Zamperla took over the boardwalk in 2010, they evicted nine of the 12 businesses they inherited, and eventually invited seven to return this final summer after eight of the businesses fought the decision in court. This should change the mood of the final Ruby's party scheduled for next week.
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