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Atlantic City’s Showboat Readies Final Renovation Phase

Showboat Renovation

The Showboat Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is finishing up $50 million in renovations set to be done to coincide with the debut of its new $100 million indoor water park this summer. Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein, the Showboat’s owner, on Tuesday said the final phase of remodeling the hospitality property’s 800 rooms, suites, lobby… Read more »

Mays Landing Movie Theater Closing

Mays Landing Movie Theater Closing

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Regal Cinemas’ Hamilton Commons Stadium 14 theater is set to close. The Black Horse Pike theater is one of 39 venues being shuttered by Regal’s parent company, Cineworld, beginning Feb. 15, according to records filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Cineworld, which manages facilities in… Read more »

Atlantic City Casinos Finish Strong in 2022

AC Casinos Finish Strong in 2022

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced the December 2022 gaming results Jan. 17, which saw the state’s casinos end the year on a high note. Last month, casino win for the nine Atlantic City casino properties was $215.6 million, an 18% increase versus December 2021 ($211.8 million). “Even up against strong seasonal and… Read more »

More Troubles Ahead for Hamilton Mall

Hamilton Mall Finds More Trouble

MAYS LANDING — In the age of online shopping and truncated mall store rosters, shoppers such as Northfield’s Lindsay Arargil still enjoy a face-to-face buying experience. Arargil knows she could have bought clothes for herself from American Eagle online, but with free time on a Thursday about three weeks before Christmas, she wanted to try… Read more »

Lucy the Elephant Reveals New Look

MARGATE — After 15 months and $2.4 million in restorations, Lucy the Elephant unveiled her new look Wednesday before a couple hundred fans. The elephant’s caretakers held a celebration that included city resident Dan Walsh singing the “Lucy the Elephant” song and speeches from Commissioner John Amodeo and Assemblyman Don Guardian, R-Atlantic. Police blocked off… Read more »

Upgraded Ventnor Plaza to Feature Indoor Pickleball and More

Pickleball Court at Ventnor Plaza

After years of neglect, the Ventnor Shopping Plaza on Wellington Ave has a new owner with a plan. Ventnor Plaza now getting a major facelift. Developer Mark Greco tells DownbeachBUZZ that as of Dec. 23, 2022, the following have signed leases or Letters of Intent: Pickle Juice, Indoor Pickleball Facility Burger King Starbucks Ivy Nail Salon… Read more »

The Future of Atlantic City Raceway

AC Raceway

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The Atlantic City Race Course had long been a local landmark. Celebrities and politicians, rock stars and sports legends made appearances there, drawing in thousands of visitors and bringing life to the township and its neighbors. It is today populated with overgrown weeds and deteriorating stands, having been closed for seven years…. Read more »

Wawa’s Are All Over South Jersey, But Not Atlantic City

Wawa not in Atlantic City but everywhere else in South Jersey

South Jersey may be Wawa country, but its borders end at the sign that reads, “Welcome to Atlantic City.” The resort may offer all kinds of amenities, from beautiful beaches to gambling to first-class restaurants, but you can’t get an Italian shorti here. And no one will say exactly why. Wawa has a reported 983… Read more »

Atlantic City’s First Live Entertainment to Open on Boardwalk at Caesar’s

Live Entertainment Coming to Caesar's Palace in Atlantic CIty

Atlantic City’s iconic Warner Theatre will be resurrected by Spiegelworld – producers of ground-breaking shows including the Las Vegas megahit Absinthe – opening in June 2023 at Caesars Atlantic City, as the city’s only permanent live entertainment destination: The Hook. In 1929, an icon was born on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Dubbed the “Wonder Theatre… Read more »