New Ideas for Coney Island Child’s Restaurant Landmark

The city is in talks to turn the former Child’s Restaurant and historical landmark on the Coney Island boardwalk into an entertainment complex, sources told NY1. The once-grand Spanish Baroque Revival landmark dates from 1923 and is vacant. Sources say the centerpiece will be a new concert venue, and that borough President Marty Markowitz has already raised about $50 million that will now go toward this project. The lot west of the building will also be developed as part of this pavilion, which will also include the historic B&B carousel. Its new operator is¬†Zamperla, which already runs the Cyclone, Luna Park and Scream Zone, according to NY1. Also in the works is a Wet Willies Daquiri Bar franchise for a location on Surf and Stillwell avenues. Nearby, an unnamed contractor is building out space for two restaurants, he said. Hooters has reportedly expressed interest, NY1 reported. Meanwhile, Markowitz said he would like to bring gambling to Coney Island but Mayor Bloomberg opposes it, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
Sources Detail New Coney Island Development Plans [NY1]
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