Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hopes for Ruby's et al.?

New leases for the Coney Seven? (New York Post)

Zamperla USA's plans to ditch real Coney class for crappy new eateries seem to have run into problems, & maybe they want to keep those well loved businesses they so disdained:

Zamperla had been in talks with Michele Merlo and Julio Gonzalez, who operate the Pelican Hotel in Miami, to run the four eateries. But the duo is now backing out because an ice cream parlor they opened on the boardwalk in July has been a huge bust, sources said.

Hah!  Nobody wanted that soulless place, did they?  Now another cycle of bullyboy cajoling begins.  It's a sad way to treat venerable institutions, but I hope something gets worked out to keep the Seven alive.

Update: Just read a post on Bensonhurst Bean.  According to NY1, Zamperla is offering Ruby's & Paul's Daughter 8 year leases.  Exciting news, though I wonder what the conditions are, & whether the other businesses will get some sort of deal.


Laura Goggin Photography said...

This is the best news I've heard in a long while. I've been mourning the loss of Ruby's for well over a year!

Marty Wombacher said...

I'm keeping my fingers and eyes crossed for this!