In The Spotlight
A movie theater, a roller rink, live theater, a beer distributor, a pasta restaurant, an after-hours joint, the first home of the Rockaway Artists Alliance…those are just some things that called the Park Theater home through the years. But for all its various businesses, it became mostly known as a vacant eyesore as the owner, Michael Koening, let the building fall into disrepair. It stood empty for almost 20 years. Now it’s gone. The building was finally demolished this week.
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