Ruby’s Bar & Grill may have gotten the shiv from the barbarians at Zamperla, but it’s not going down without a fight. Per Amusing the Zillion, the bar, which has sat on the Coney Island boardwalk since 1934, is holding a party-cum-rally this Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and lasting at least until 6 p.m.
In the meantime, a petition to renew Ruby’s lease has started circulating, and the bar is using its Facebook page to urge its supporters to contact Zamperla and local politicians. For his part, Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz told Grub Street that the future Coney Island “should be a mix of ‘old school’ and hip,” meaning he wants both “classic” businesses and more “artisanal” stuff.
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