Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with Lori Valerio, of Brigantine, as he greets people at the end of the event.
Jimmy Buffett and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie during a press conference on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City Tuesday July 23, 2012. Press of Atlantic City Photo by Danny Drake
This rendering shows what Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City will look like after the addition of the Margaritaville-themed attractions.
With a "Margaritaville Coming Soon" billboard unveiled, Gov. Chris Christie talks about the change Tuesday at Resorts.
Jimmy Buffett, left, shakes hands with state Senate President Steve Sweeney as he is introduced.
Jimmy Buffett waves to fans as he is introduced.
With a "Margaritaville Coming Soon" billboard unveiled, Gov. Chris Christie talks about the change.
- Margaritaville project highlights
Total project cost: $35.5 million
Financing structure: Resorts has applied to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority for $12.5 million. It also has applied to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority for grant financing. Owner equity will finance the remainder.
What’s included outside: A 375-seat LandShark Bar & Grill and connected surf shop on a rebuilt segment of Steeplechase Pier. A beach bar with volleyball and bocce ball courts, cabanas and fire pits. A new Boardwalk facade will also reflect the Margaritaville theme.
What’s included inside: A 440-seat Margaritaville Cafe, a Five O’clock Somewhere Bar, retail stores and Margaritaville-themed gaming.
Construction begins: September 2012.
Projected opening: May 2013.
Source: CRDA, Resorts Casino Hotel
Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:30 am
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