Scarborough's Coney Island sold by Corrigans - COMMENT ON THIS STORY

SCARBOROUGH'S famous Coney Island arcade has been sold.

The centre has been run by the Corrigan family for more than 50 years and was named after the Coney Island of New York.

Its distinctive style has become an iconic feature of South Bay.

The new owner is Stade Developments, an experienced operator of amusement arcades – and the owner of Olympia, also in Foreshore Road.

"We are pleased to announce that our company has sold the Family Entertainment Centre at Coney Island on Foreshore Road to Stade Developments (Hastings)," said James Corrigan, who took over as managing director following the death of his father Jimmy in 2000.

Mr Corrigan, who has contributed to various aspects of the renaissance projects in Scarborough, added: "We, my mother and my father, greatly valued the custom we have enjoyed over the years, and we thank everyone who came through our doors. The centre means a great deal to us but we would just like to devote more time to other aspects of our business now.

"May we also thank the staff we have employed over the generations and, while, this is the end of an era at Coney Island, it is a good transaction for Scarborough. It promises to bring further investment to the premises."

Read the full story in Friday's Evening News

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