Coney Island Eight May Return for Another Summer

The group of boardwalk businesses known as The Coney Island Eight that have been fighting the eviction notices they received last fall in court and may live to see another sun-soaked season.

Those close to the negotiation say the business group is in talks with their landlord, Central Amusement International, to stay open through November 2012. The deal would allow cherished holdouts such as Ruby's Bar and Grill to have one more summer.

The landlord said it decided not to renew the proprietors' leases so it could update the historic boardwalk and make it a year-round destination.

But those close to the negotiation process say they're in talks with their landlord, Central Amusement International, to stay open through November 2012.

The landlord has said it decided not to renew the proprietors' leases so it could update the historic boardwalk, and make it a year round destination.

Coney Island traditionally opens on April 17.