Entry Title: "Last Drinks on Coney Island Boardwalk"
Name: KRIS BEAVIS , Australia
Category and Expertise: Lifestyle|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional


Entry Description: Whilst the regulars remembered, the locals paid their respects and visitors watched as owners removed the photos, all that remained were the memories staining the walls. Doors shut, people move on ...

Story: Last drinks at Coney Island's Ruby's Bar & Grill. Dateline Brooklyn, 20 November 2010. When a property developer wanted to close the businesses of the Coney Island boardwalk, there was an expectation that everyday man businesses would accept the decision gracefully in the interests of progress. Local dive bar Ruby’s Bar & Grill and their everyman patrons resisted the move through to the end of the 2010 season. The weekend of November 20 was to be last drinks under the waning warmth of the fall sun. Whilst the regulars remembered, the locals paid their respects and visitors watched as owners removed the photos, all that remained were the memories staining the walls. Doors shut, people move on – at least until the sun warms the boardwalk for opening day 2011.

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