Posted in music | venues on March 7, 2011

Rubys

"The future looks brighter for some longtime Coney Island businesses set to be kicked off the boardwalk.
NY1 has learned a deal has been reached to keep seven of the eight businesses open for one more summer season.

Sources say the new one-year lease agreements will be signed Monday.

The businesses were facing eviction after their leases expired in November, and were battling in court to stay open before the deal was reached.

The only one of the eight that won't be back is "Shoot the Freak," which was demolished to make way for an entrance to a new amusement park.

Coney Island's traditional opening day is Palm Sunday, which falls on April 17 this year." [NY1]

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Comments (9)

SHOOT THE FREAK!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:46 AM

The freak was supposed to give me a hand job on Palm Sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:51 AM

Ruby's a chill old school establishment. It is authentic and hope they can be around for the future.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:53 AM

Ruby's is a great place, especially if you go during the week when there are no crowds. Last year, I actually preferred ChaCha's. They had live bands.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:03 PM

Ruby's! Such a cool spot, especially on a down time. Just a great place to get a beer.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:33 PM

keep coney weird

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:55 PM

what happened to the condos?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 1:47 PM

OK, now the business plan has been exposed: keep threatening to shut down Coney Island, then miraculously announce it's open for "one more year."

Posted by Irregular reader | March 7, 2011 3:11 PM

I worked at Ruby's for a summer. I'm really glad they at least got an extension. It's really pathetic to know that they want to commercialize Coney Island.

Posted by Rocco | March 7, 2011 3:23 PM

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