Boardwalk businesses like Cha Cha's Bar that lost their leases put items up for auctionTwo of the businesses initially hit with eviction notices by amusement company Zamperla - Ruby's Bar and Paul's Daughter - have since been offered eight-year leases to stay. But others are facing the end of the line - and are cleaning house.
Cha Cha’s Bar and Coney Island Souvenirs auctioned off whatever they could sell, while Ruby’s offered up some unneeded items.
“They outright turned me down,” bar owner John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia said of the landlord. “They’re not willing to discuss anything with me.”