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Niks Coney Island Announces Closure -- April Fools?

We Think This Is For Real.  Maybe.

Posted by Owosso Now at 12:24pm 4/1/19

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Niks Coney Island in Owosso took over the building formerly occupied by Bentley Grill on Stewart Street when it opened late last year.  Today, in a Facebook post, Niks Coney Island has announced it will close this week due to lack of business and "constant expensive repairs of the building that is in poor overall condition."

It didn't go unnoticed by the page's followers that this disappointing announcement was made on April 1st - aka April Fools Day.  Is it to be believed?  Sadly, we think it might be the real deal, and here are some observations that lead us to this conclusion:

First, and foremost, it just doesn't seem to be a very sound prank.  Even if everything is actually great, announcing that you're closing will confuse a lot of people and could detrimentally impact future business.

Drawing attention to your business' "poor overall condition," even as part of a joke, would also seem ill advised.

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The post also reads "We would also like to take this opportunity to reach out to other local businesses that may need some great employees."  Watch out now -- if this is supposed to be a joke, it might get a little more real when businesses start poaching your staff.

There has been no update yet by Niks Coney Island in response to comments on the post questioning if the announcement is an April Fools joke.  We hope it is.

If it's not, Niks Coney Island will closed after this week.

"We would like to serve our customers one last time, and hope that you all have a chance to stop out and support our employees this week."

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