Zamperla Offers Ruby’s, Paul’s Daughter New Leases On Life

Overlooking the boardwalk from the world-famous Wonderwheel (image by Grace O'Malley for Bensonhurst Bean)

New York 1 is reporting that Coney Island landlord Zamperla has asked both Ruby’s Bar and Paul’s Daughter to stay.

Both longtime boardwalk businesses had previously been facing eviction by the Vicenza, Italy-based amusement manufacturer.

From NY1:

Ruby’s and Paul’s Daughter, which have been operating on the boardwalk for decades, were supposed to vacate their space permanently by October 31. But now the landlord Zamperla has offered them a long-term lease to keep their bar and eateries.
It comes after sources say a deal with another restaurant operator fell through.

NY1 also indicates that Michele Merlo and Julio Gonzalez of Miami’s CONYCO LLC, who Zamperla had chosen to remake Coney Island with new businesses, will no longer be taking over on November 1. The cable news channel cited an unsuccessful attempt by the pair to open an ice cream shop on the boardwalk this past summer.

Zamperla is reportedly in talks with both Ruby’s and Paul’s Daughter, offering two of Coney Island’s oldest operators 8 year leases.


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