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AC Foodie: Barbera’s Friendly Fish Market in Atlantic City

WATCH VIDEO. Why has Barbera Seafood in Atlantic City been in business for almost 100 years? Is it the smile & friendly banter from current owner; Dominic Alcaro? Maybe it’s his great fried flounder sandwiches? Maybe both? We stopped in recently for one of their signature fried flounder sandwiches. Lo and behind, look who we …

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APPLE To Close Atlantic City Store Due to Tourism & Visitor Decline

On June 30, Apple will close it’s store inside the almost empty, Playground Pier on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Right across from Caesars. Hard to believe. This particular store is always packed. We love it and will miss it. “Due to a sharp decline in tourism and visitors to the area, we have made the …

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Hard Rock Presents Gas Station Plans to CRDA Land Use Board.

The CRDA Land-Use division heard Hard Rock’s plans for a combo gas station, car wash convenience store. It’s all part of the proposed redevelopment of the closed Trump Taj Mahal. The hearing took place on Dec 21,  at the CRDA’s Pennsylvania Avenue office. Rockstop Gas & Wash, on the Hard Rock property: Open 24 hours …

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Army Corp of Engineers Superior Work Along Atlantic City Inlet

The Army Corp of Engineers totally screwed up the Margate dune & beach project. That nightmare is still happening. But to be fair, the ACOE did a GREAT job of protecting property along Atlantic City’s Absecon Inlet. This newly rebuilt portion of our Boardwalk will allow for a long walk, run or bike ride from …

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How to Improve Atlantic City, by Steve Norton.

Congratulations to Atlantic City Mayor-Elect Frank Gilliam, and welcome to a casino resort trying to rebound from too much gaming competition. I was fortunate enough to be part of the birth of Eastern America’s first casino resort, and it was an amazing time. At Resorts International, we purchased and ran the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel for …

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Placing Smart Money on Gardner’s Basin Re-Development: Kushner & Atlantic City

Is Gardner’s Basin in Atlantic City getting closer to unleashing it’s potential as a Real Estate developer’s dream? Investors are chattering about this premium parcel, long ignored and wasted for decades. Inlet vistas, boating, fishing, eateries, the AC Aquarium, and a newly built Boardwalk. Smart money says Gardner’s Basin and the Lighthouse / Inlet District …

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Tropicana to Add Chelsea Hotel To It’s Boardwalk Property

Tropicana has signed a deal to acquire The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City. It will connect the property to its neighboring Tropicana Atlantic City property via a skyway bridge. This will bring total Tropicana Atlantic City rooms to around 2,730. The 20-story The Chelsea Hotel will soon be called The Chelsea Tower at Tropicana. Tony Rodio, President …

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Blatstein Sued By AC Fan Xpo, Finally, A ‘Due For a Win’ Scoop!

The operators of AC Fan Xpo, who had a very short-lived run inside Bart Blatstein’s Showboat Hotel are taking the vulture investor to court. This is according to the ‘Due For a Win’ podcast about Atlantic City. AC Fan Xpo is all about geeks, video-games and e-sports. It was Blatstein’s shot at tapping a gamer-focused …

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How Should Atlantic City & Jersey Shore Deal with AirBnB ?

UBER, the ride-hailing app has disrupted the taxi, Jitney and limo industry in Atlantic City. Will AirBnB do the same to the local hotel and rooming industry? Can Atlantic City leverage this fast growing trend, or will the State of NJ step in and control it, much like they did with UBER. What does Atlantic …

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