Thanks to THS member Cesar Del Valle who sends this article about the Shore Theatre, Brooklyn, NY which was damaged in Hurricane Sandy.
Residents: Bullard is ignoring a piece of history
The signs, they are a-changin’!
The Shore Theater’s iconic sign will not be coming back to the landmarked Coney Island building, according to the property holder, who says that the Hurricane Sandy-mangled marquee is unfixable and will have to be replaced.
Horace Bullard — who bought the former movie house in 1978 — said that the iconic sign is past repair. One of its letters blew away in the storm, which turned the sign’s base into a mass of wind-twisted metal.
“It’s too far gone,” said Bullard,
The property owner says he plans to find a replacement sign, but wouldn’t speculate how much it will cost or how much he’s willing to spend on a building that hasn’t been opened to the public for decades. The building, which was built in 1925 and made a city landmark in 2010.
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