Cleanup Needed On Pacific Avenue: Atlantic Club Ceiling Collapses

Updated on January 16, 2018
Atlantic Club casino NJ ceiling


Not everything in Atlantic City is getting revitalized or rebuilt. Some parts are literally falling apart.

The ceiling at the entrance of the shuttered Atlantic Club collapsed last week. The former resort casino has been the subject of acquisitions that have fallen through in recent years.

The AC is one of several closed casinos in NJ that have not reopened, and with no imminent plans to do so.

Someone’s going to have to clean that up…

Luckily, the Atlantic Club is not currently active or hosting any guests. It’s been closed since 2014.

Here’s a look at the damage:

The Press of Atlantic City was on the scene to detail what happened, quoting Atlantic City’s director of licensing and inspection Dale Finch as saying:

“The drywall and Styrofoam ceiling of the porte cochere collapse created a large pile of debris, exposing insulation early Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, the pile of debris was removed. We talked to the owners, and they said they are going to be here either tomorrow or Friday to make the needed repairs.”

In good news for the resort’s resale value, it appears there’s no actual structural damage.

Purchases for shuttered NJ casino have fallen through

On at least two different occasions, investment groups have tried to purchase the Atlantic Club to reopen it as a water park.

The most recent attempt came this spring, when it appeared that an effort to buy the resort and turn it into “Dolphin Village” — sans casino gambling — was all but a done deal.

But the financing for the acquisition fell through, and the Atlantic Club continues to sit vacant as a result.

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No new chatter on Revel/TEN casino reopening

The biggest shuttered resort in AC — Revel (or TEN AC) is still closed. A bidder has emerged for the property that has sat closed for years, shortly after it was built for a price tag in excess of $2 billion.

But since a report that the potential buyer upped its bid, things have been silent.

For now, the only plans to open a closed casino will come next year, when Hard Rock relaunches Trump Taj Mahal.

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