November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011; Posted: 05:11 PM – by BWW News Desk – Broadwayworld.com
Denny’s Ice Cream is immediately next-door to Coney Island USA’s landmarked headquarters (1208 Surf Avenue) and guarantees space for Coney Island USA’s long-term growth. Immediate plans call for the continued operation of Denny’s business while Coney Island USA begins work with architects to transform the space into a new exhibition and special events venue which will be available for weddings, performances, and special events. Coney Island USA will continue the tradition of storefront retail on Surf Avenue even after the space is made available for artistic programming. Coney Island USA Executive Artistic Director Dick Zigun said, “By owning both of these properties, Coney Island USA has guaranteed that 100-years from now, Coney Island will remain a quirky and exciting place for live performance and spectacle.”
March 5, 2011
The Child’s building, which has been home to the Coney Island Museum since the 1990’s was given Landmark Status. This is such great news since many of the old Coney buildings have been torn down in expectation of new developments.
For the entire article, please see the New York times article link.