Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Astroland Will Live to See Another Year

Astroland Entrance

Astroland will live for another year. The amusement park and developer Joe Sitt have signed a lease extending the park's life through 2008. The lease was signed on Tuesday and stories began appearing late this afternoon. Astroland owner Carol Albert told the Village Voice blog Runnin' Scared: "I'm very pleased for my employees and I'm very happy to be part of another tremendous year for Coney Island." amNY reports Mr. Sitt saying in a statement: "Thor is fully committed to keeping amusements and games as part of the fabric of Coney Island for decades to come, and today's agreement ... represents the first step in that direction."

The park will open for another year on March 18.

Links:
Coney Island's Astroland Gets a New Lease on Life [AP/Newsday]
Astroland Lives for One More Summer! [Runnin' Scared]
Astroland to return for another year [amNY]

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