Cha Cha’s in Coney Island Has Had Enough

The old Cha Cha on the boardwalk.
The old Cha Cha on the boardwalk. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

After an unceremonious eviction from the boardwalk in 2011, recent neighborhood aggression, and now Sandy, the owner of Coney Island institution Cha Cha’s Club Atlantis is thinking it may be time to check out once and for all. “The place is an awful wreck,” owner John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia tells the Brooklyn Paper. Scores of businesses on the boardwalk and along Surf Avenue are only now beginning to assess the damage incurred by Hurricane Sandy. [BP, Earlier]