March 20, 2015 |
Buoyed by its successful first year and a half, High Street on Market - the casual sibling of Fork in Old City - plans to open a second location in late summer or early fall in Lower Manhattan. Ellen Yin and chef Eli Kulp have signed a deal at the corner of Hudson and Horatio Streets in the West Village. The concept - ingredient-driven American foods and baked goods served from breakfast through dinner in a cozy cafe setting - will remain. This location is a third larger than the original at 308 Market St. Que pasa The Garces Group is slinging Mexican food in a Baja beach scene at Buena Onda (1901 Callowhill St., 215-302-3530)
March 20, 2015 |
What to do, now that the neighbors in New York, Maryland, and Ohio have casinos, too, and Pennsylvania's tax revenue from gambling has slipped from $1.40 billion in fiscal 2012 to $1.38 billion in 2013 and $1.32 billion in 2014? State Rep. John Payne (R., Dauphin) said he and Rep. Nick Kotik (D., Allegheny), senior members of the House Gaming Oversight Committee , want to add Internet and sports-betting programs that match the ones developing in New Jersey, Delaware, and other nearby states.
March 16, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - We're all about the page views these days, so this story probably should say that MARCUS MARIOTA DID NOT DENY HE REMAINS IN CONTACT WITH CHIP KELLY when Mariota appeared at the Maxwell Awards news conference yesterday. Even more shocking, when asked, MARIOTA CONFIRMED THAT IT REMAINS THEORETICALLY POSSIBLE THE EAGLES WILL STILL ATTEMPT TO ACQUIRE HIM! Furthermore, the Daily News has learned that the large body of water located on the other side of the boardwalk from the Tropicana Hotel and Casino WOULD SEEM TO BE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.
March 15, 2015 |
The bankruptcy case of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel hit another pothole Friday when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gloria M. Burns declined to approve the sale of Revel to Florida developer Glenn Straub for $82 million. Burns said from a Camden courtroom that it was not within her jurisdiction to approve the amended sale order because her January order approving the sale to Straub for $95.4 million was under appeal. Burns said she saw two possibilities for the Revel, built for $2.4 billion, which closed in September.
March 10, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - A measure aimed at stabilizing this city's taxes has stalled in the Statehouse, just three weeks before a deadline for the casinos to challenge their assessed value in a shrinking gaming market, leaving embattled Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian caught between two of the state's most powerful politicians. Gov. Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) are at odds over the fate of an Atlantic City tax relief plan, formally known as the Casino Property Taxation Stabilization Act, that Sweeney sponsored.
March 9, 2015 |
When Delran High School senior Marcus Miraglia arrived in Atlantic City on Friday night, he wasn't sure about his chance of winning a wrestling state title. "I still had some doubts," Miraglia said. By Saturday afternoon, Miraglia was starting to think it was possible. "I got a pin in my first match and then I beat a really good kid and I was like, 'I might be able to do this,' " Miraglia said. And with 15 seconds left in his 145-pound semifinal bout on Saturday night, Miraglia was positive about his championship prospects.
March 5, 2015 |
Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City reported a 24 percent gain in net revenue last year, to $303.08 million from $244.47 million the year before, thanks largely to $55.2 million increase in gambling revenues. But operating profits barely budged, excluding a $31.7 million property tax refund from Atlantic City in January 2014, to $12.4 million in 2014 from $11.19 million the year before, according to Tropicana Entertainment Inc.'s annual report to investors. Tropicana is part of investor Carl Icahn's gambling empire, which also includes casinos in Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Aruba.
March 5, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Last-ditch Revel bidder Izek Shomof of Los Angeles arrived in Atlantic City on Tuesday with four developer friends to check out the beleaguered and twice-bankrupt closed casino and its power plant. "We are ready to count the money," Shomof quipped from the driver's seat of his rental car outside the Inlet District Energy Center. "We don't know who to give it to. " He said he had just driven from Philadelphia International Airport and was looking to find the attorney for ACR Energy Partners L.L.C., which last week asked the judge in the case to take the sale of the property out of Revel's hands.
March 4, 2015 |
A Los Angeles developer expressed interest in buying Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City after a U.S. Bankrutpcy judge on Feb. 19 allowed Revel to terminate the planned $95.4 million sale to Glenn Straub, according to a bankruptcy-court filing by lawyers for a group of Revel's restaurant and retail tenants. Revel last week revived its deal with Straub, a Florida developer, but at the singificantly lower price of $82 million. A hearing to approve the new deal with Straub is scheduled for Wednesday in Camden.
March 4, 2015 |
WILDWOOD, N.J. - The beach, it seems so simple. Summer comes and people plant their butts by the surf until Labor Day, and all the pizza parlors, hotels, amusement parks and city coffers benefit as a result. But the beach isn't so simple in Wildwood because it's so damn big - about a half-mile wide at some points - and that veritable desert in between has prompted the city's government and its most famous business, Morey's Piers, to get creative over the years. Wildwood can host events on its beach that other towns couldn't dream of, like soccer tournaments or motocross events.