Grub Street has a great Q&A with Michael Sarrel, owner of Ruby's Bar and Grill, the beloved old dive that's being forced out of the Coney Island boardwalk after 76 years in operation. Sarrel says, "We are 75 percent resolved that it’s over; however, we’re 25 percent resolved that it’s not."
He's opening up again for one day only on Saturday, but "as far as any rally goes, those are patrons putting it together. I’m pleased by it, but for me I’m just opening up my business for what might be the last time. I’m Jewish, so we sit Shiva and it’s a time of mourning, and Christians have a wake which is a time of celebration—so I think we’ve mourned now and on Saturday we plan to celebrate."