Coney Island’s Historic Childs Will Become a New Restaurant

The view from the boardwalk.
The view from the boardwalk. Photo: Jim.henderson/Wikipedia

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is set to announce the revival of the Coney Island landmark Childs restaurant building tonight at his final State of the Borough speech, the Times reports. Though details are scarce right now, the protected city landmark will become a permanent amphitheater and also house a restaurant that will presumably be open year-round. Though the iconic terracotta building has been the subject of several proposals over the last decades and was even recently used as an operations warehouse by Occupy Sandy, no other restaurant operations have come close to replacing the once-mighty quick-service Childs lunch chain that thrived on the boardwalk in the early twentieth century. [NYT, Earlier]