Following this closure in 1946, the Riviera opened under new ownership. Bill Miller, bought the club for $500-700,000. With a seating capacity of 1,000, the Riviera could earn over $100,000 a week.The nightclub closed by eminent domain to construct Palisades Interstate Parkway. Sunday, October 4, 1953, Eddie Fisher and Henny Youngman performed the Riviera's show. Miller receiving $758,000 compensation for his property.