Do any of the bloggers that hate chains so much, ever remember that Coney Island has been a colossal economic failure for about half a century and is a winter ghost town? The problem is not keeping the chains out, but getting the chains interested enough to invest in a neighborhood that has been ignored and virtually left for dead by the development community for decades.
Thank goodness that is turning now, as it is for all of South
Brooklyn. Thor, iStar, Muss, Avalon Bay, Schron and Rybak Development are active
now. More to come.
Coney is changing to
Times Square by the Sea. The Yuppies and
Hipsters are heading south in Brooklyn. The big developers and the
chains understand that.