Ruby’s of Coney Island: ‘We Will Not Go Down Quietly’

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Bartender Frank Gluska, <a href=http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2007/07/frank_gluska_of_rubys_wont_be_1.html>three years ago</a>.
Bartender Frank Gluska, three years ago. Photo: Melissa Hom

Yesterday the owner of Cha Cha’s told us he wasn’t going down without a fight, and now the owner of Ruby’s has spoken up about Zamperla and Central Amusement’s attempt to strong-arm the 76-year-old bar off the boardwalk. On the Coney Island Message Board, Ruby’s rep Diana Taft-Shumate, a.k.a. “Rubys Host,” has posted the following message.

Bartender Frank Gluska, <a href=http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2007/07/frank_gluska_of_rubys_wont_be_1.html>three years ago</a>.
Bartender Frank Gluska, three years ago. Photo: Melissa Hom

Hello Friends -

Everyone is asking about Ruby’s. YES - that goes without saying we are very sad - devastated in a way that our lease was not renewed. It’s like loosing a child for some of us. We have been quiet long enough - NOW ITS TIME TO YELL - GET READY CI PEEPS _ SAT. NOV 6th anytime after 12:30 pm - ? ITS TIME TO RALLY AND LET ZAMPERLA/ RECCHIA/ MARKOWITZ/ CIDC & BlOOMBERG NOW HOW WE FEEL - EVERYONE COME OUT AND SHOW SUPPORT FOR RUBY’s -

WE ALSO STARTED A PETITION TO SAVE RUBYS :
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/766/327/062/
please sign and forward to everyone you know.

Keep up to date with Rubys Fan page on Facebook etc -

Have a good night friends ………..

And this from the Ruby’s Facebook page:

CALL TO ALL RUBY’s FAMILY & FRIENDS - WE WILL NOT GO DOWN QUIETLY - BOMBARD MARKOWITZ/ RECCHIA & ZAMPERLA WITH CALLS EMAILS ETC - DETAILS OF PLANNED PROTEST TO FOLLOW SHORTLY - WE ONLY HAVE A SHORT TIME ……

And this from the Ruby’s Facebook page: