Thursday, December 27, 2007

Winter Warmer Upper: Coney Island USA Freak Bar/Gift Shop Rendering

As the city, Thor Equities and other interested parties hash out a Coney Island redevelopment plan, Coney Island USA is moving ahead with redoing the building it bought earlier this year. This is the rendering just posted on the organization's website. It's bill as the first step towards the new, year-round Coney Island! It's the new and improved Freak Bar and Coney Island USA Gift Shop!" The new space represents the organization's expansion into space previously occupied by a US Army recruitment office and the Dreamland Artist Club. Per the CIUSA Website:
Don't look now, but it won't be long before you can listen to music on our vintage jukebox and quaff Coney Island Lager on tap - in the space formerly occupied by the US Army! You'll browse through the new and improved gift shop in the former Dreamland Artists Club! And do it Wednesday through Sunday all year round!
The design comes from architect Philip Tusa and the expansion is supposed to be ready in April '08.



Anonymous CI Fan said...

Very beautiful and exciting.
Congratulations CI USA.
Thanks also Gowanus Lounge for a year of sharing the info on Coney.

12:49 PM  

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