Boardwalk businesses prospering

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Many businesses on Coney Island’s boardwalk say they are seeing substantially more sales this summer than last. Owners attribute the rise in profits to the fact that many customers believe Coney Island is going to completely change after this summer given Thor Equities’ plans to redevelop the area that includes Astroland. “I think it’s been part beautiful weather and part people having the wrong impression that Coney Island is closing down after this summer,” said Dick Zigun of Coney Island Museum and Circus Sideshow. more [Post]