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Friday, May 18, 2007

Bullard Renews Shore Theater's Scaffolding Permit

What looked like a nice possibility of Horace Bullard having to take down that useless scaffolding due to its permit expiring early last April, didn’t turn out to be good news. According to the Rockledge Scaffolding Corp. Mr. Bullard has reissued the permit for the scaffolding until December of this year 2007. The reason was not indicated. The new permit will be soon be posted on the scaffolding.

A few weeks ago Dick Zigun of CIUSA made a comment on the CIUSA board about it.

Zigun wrote:
The scaffolding originally was put up to steam clean the building but now Bullard has decided not to pay the expense... so the scaffolding is now up for no reason.
A few attempts to get an answer from Mr. Bullard himself as to whether he will be having the building steam cleaned or not lead to unanswered phone ringing. As it stands with Bullard’s track record, the scaffolding will most likely languish uselessly throughout this summer.

The Shore Theater was purchased by Horace Bullard, of the Kansas Fried Chicken franchise, at a time when casinos were thought to be coming to Coney Island. Currently, the Shore theater has been nominated by Coney Island USA for landmark status and is under active consideration. If landmarked, procedures would be in place towards figuring out exactly how to 'reactivate' the building into, probably, some sort of performance venue. Most would agree the property has lots of potential and would be at least one other great fixture in Coney.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 5/18/2007 04:25:00 AM 


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