Ruby’s Digs Nails Into Boardwalk, Opens Past Move-Out Date

Photo: Jim Kiernan

After being told by Central Amusement International to vacate on November 15, the Coney Island Eight got a letter from the landlords lawyer giving them until tomorrow, November 19, but Rubys (or Rubies, as it was apparently misspelled in the letter) aint going anywhere. In fact, a Facebook update indicates the bar will be open (yet again) this Saturday.

Attorney Marc Aronson tells us, All the landlord can do is bring them to court they cant simply go in and change the locks. Aronson says he hasnt filed suit and hasnt had any discussions with Zamperla/CAI, but will fight the case they could be bringing next week: Well be fighting this in the commercial landlord-tenant court and supreme court if necessary. But is he just buying more time during the off-season, or is there a chance these businesses will actually be open next year? If youre asking my opinion as to whether theyll be open next year, Aronson says, I think theyll be open. Knock on wood (not concrete).