Monday, May 4, 2015

Shore Guide

ATLANTIC CITY - The pep in Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein's step and his wide grin were beguiling. He had just acquired the four-story Pier Shops at Caesars - an underperforming, vacancy-ridden mall that sits nearly empty on most days - and yet he acted like he'd just won the lottery.
ATLANTIC CITY - Revel, the $2.4 billion former casino hotel sold this week for $82 million, went dark - literally - Thursday afternoon.
A 36-year-old man from Egg Harbor Township, N.J., spent the summer of 2012 attacking women in Atlantic City, officials said - sexually assaulting them, threatening them with a fake gun, and choking them.
Stockton University announced Friday afternoon that it would sell the former Showboat casino property to Florida developer Glenn Straub if it cannot overcome obstacles to create an Atlantic City campus there.
BARNEGAT LIGHT - It was like Christmas morning, solving a Rubik's cube, and the movie Groundhog Day all rolled into one as soon as the Grand Larson III docked at Viking Village.
CAPE MAY - Boasting what is said to be the oldest bar in Cape May, the Merion Inn had been operating as an establishment of gentility and grace since it opened in 1885 as a "fine marine boarding villa" called the Collins Café.
As a kid, there were few things greater than the pride you felt when looking at your own completed sandcastle. Some of those kids (20 to be exact) grew up and turned recreational castle-making into an art form and now they’re competing in the Do AC Sand Sculpting World Cup on the Pennsylvania Avenue Beach in Atlantic City, NJ.
ATLANTIC CITY - In a quest to get its historically gay vibe back, Atlantic City's first openly gay mayor on Monday designated an official gay beach.