Thursday, November 17, 2011; Posted: 05:11 PM  – by BWW News Desk –

Coney-Island-USA-Purchases-New-Building-20010101Coney Island USA, operators of the last stationary 10-in-1 Sideshow in the  nation, the Coney Island Museum, and the Mermaid Parade, is pleased to announce  the purchase of the Denny’s Ice Cream building (1214 Surf Avenue). The purchase  was finalized on Monday, November 14, 2011.

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.”




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.