ATLANTIC CITY — Hard Rock International wants to open a gas station at the corner of Pacific and Virginia avenues, according to plans filed with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
The proposed complex is part of the company’s redevelopment of the closed Trump Taj Mahal.
Rockstop Gas & Wash would include a convenience store, gas pumps and a car wash. In June, Hard Rock opened its first gas station in Northfield, Ohio, as part of its Hard Rock Rocksino.
The CRDA’s Land Use Division will review the plans during a hearing 10 a.m. Dec. 21.
Since July, workers have been removing the ruby-red minarets and onion domes that dominate the property’s facade on Hard Rock’s newest property, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The rebranded property is expected to open next summer.
Hard Rock investors Jack Morris and Joe Jingoli are spending about $500 million to renovate it. The company expects the project to generate more than 1,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.
”The gas station is just one of many exciting things to come,” said Liz Thomas, Jingoli and Morris spokeswoman. “We’re so pleased to partner with Hard Rock during this renaissance in Atlantic City that wouldn’t be happening without the cooperation and support of the state of New Jersey.”