A ConeyIsland.com message board poster offers the above picture of the folks at Coney Island staple Ruby's preparing for the 2011 season. Given they had a foot in death's door just a week ago, it's a pretty amazing development.
Ruby's, along with seven other businesses—dubbed The Coney Island 8—was evicted by evil new corporate landlord Zamerla last fall and held multiple goodbye parties to bid adieu to their troves of fans and regulars. But just Tuesday, news broke that they were all being offered new leases to keep the businesses alive until November. Apparently, Ruby's is optimistic about signing a new deal.
· Coney Island Message Board [Coney Island]
· Coney Island 8 Return for One Summer [~ENY~]
· All Coverage of Ruby's [~ENY~]