ATLANTIC CITY — The Visitor Welcome Center just outside the city limits on the Atlantic City Expressway will be closed permanently by May 1.
Citing the accessibility of travel information online, Larry Sieg, director of communications and marketing for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, said the agency was “adjusting to modern times and willing to meet visitors where they are.”
Construction for the 3,000-square-foot center began in 1997 and was completed in 1999 after delays pushed the project over schedule by more than a year.
The center cost about $3.5 million to build.
The CRDA, which operates welcome centers in the city’s Tourism District, will offer expanded services and hours at the Boardwalk Information Center at Mississippi Avenue and continue to staff the concierge desk at the Atlantic City Convention Center, according to a news release.
The center had two full-time employees and one part-time worker, according to Sieg. The two full-time employees will be relocated to the Boardwalk Information Center. The part-time worker is being laid off but will be used on an on-call basis, he said.
“The increased services and hours at the Boardwalk Information Center and the concierge desk, along with a more robust social and digital marketing presence should sufficiently meet the needs of Atlantic City visitors here in the Tourism District,” said Sieg.