Playland Motel is open for business Adding to Rockaway’s vibrant new food scene, the hotly anticipated Playland Motel has opened in the old Tap & Grill space on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Named after the beloved amusement park that operated across the street until the mid-1980s, the Playland Motel evokes a casual beach ambience, ideal for a post-surfing drink or meal. Right now, the Motel is serving a limited menu. Whitney Aycock has been hired as executive chef, and is putting the finishing touches on the restaurant and pizzeria menus. There are also 12 rooms available for seasonal rental via Playland’s Facebook page. This is good news for Rockaway’s hospitality industry since the Boatel is temporarily shuttered. Playland Motel 97-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Rockaway Beach, NY 11694 Playland Motel on flickr Share this:EmailTweet July 1, 2013 by Editor Comments are off 6418 viewson Elbow Bend, Food Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus Pinterest Linkedin Mail this article Print this article Tags: Elbow Bend, Food, Playland, Restaurant Row Next: Rockaway’s bustling bar and restaurant scene Previous: Rockaway Beach: New York’s next tech community?