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Abandoned Club: Shooters / Bootleggers

Shooter’s was the brainchild of Joseph Cerilli and came about as a result of the stock market crash of 1987. A condominium tower was proposed for the site, which was at the time the boat repair yard of Maloney & Rubien. Two model units were constructed and many units were presold, but when the stock market crashed in October, 1987, the financing could not be consummated. Cerilli obtained a franchise from Shooter’s and built the club at great speed and cost because of time limits in the franchise agreement. The cost of the failed development and the construction costs were too much for the restaurant to support, even with new partners. - from ARTINRUINS

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Taken on April 16, 2009