Ride suppliers W Crow & Son is set to take over the iconic Scarborough attraction, dormant since February, later this week.
There is soon to be a change-of-hands at Scarborough’s famous Luna Park funfair, with a new operator set to take charge of a new lease this Thursday.
The attraction, which was closed temporarily in February as the details of the transition were finalised, has become synonymous with the Scarborough coastline – and is the site of the town’s iconic ferris wheel.
But as reported by The Scarborough News, amusement suppliers W Crow & Son Amusements are now to step in and start operating the attraction, which has been operated by the Tuby family for decades.
“The current tenant wishes to retire and has agreed to sell the business to the Crow family who are understood to be a long- standing operator of fixed and travelling fun fairs,” read a report released by the office of Scarborough’s councillor for corporate investment, Helen Mallory.Her office added that the Crow family were “buying the site as a going concern.”
“They advise that they wish to invest substantially in the park with upgrades to both the premises and the rides,”she said.
Apparently, to better support their investment plan and forward-looking strategy for Luna Park, the Crow family have requested a new 15-year lease from the council (as opposed to being assigned the lease in its present form from the Tuby family), with the rental amount remaining unchanged from its previous rate.
Dane and Cassie Crow have been named as the responsible parties on the new lease, which is to be signed and approved by councillor Mallory this week, but Scarborough council has confirmed that any prospective changes or alterations to the site – including the addition of new rides – will have to be given prior go-ahead from the town’s legislators.