What's to come? Upscale restaurants and middle-brow chains, the Xeroxed world we're all subjected to, inured to, numbed to--and powerless to stop. Between Thor's demolitions and Zamperla's evictions, Coney Island is going to look like a massive car-wreck victim after multiple plastic surgeries. We won't recognize her.
Here's some of what you won't see next season:
Said Ruby's co-owner to the Daily News: "It's really saying, 'To hell with Coney Island the way it is and the way it was. We want to create a brand new, clean Coney Island for upscale people only.'"
News sources say the future of the boardwalk likely includes Brooklyn Brewery*, Shake Shack, and Atomic Wings. What might that look like? Well, it's going to look just like everywhere else:
*Correction: News sources admit mistake--Brooklyn Brewery will not be going to Coney, they ask you please not to boycott them.
Oh yeah, and the lovely wooden boardwalk itself? It'll be made of faux-wood concrete.