Extreme Makeover for Atlantic City
First in line for their makeover in Atlantic City is the Tropicana Casino and Resort. The renovations include a complete remodeling of all 434 rooms including their bathrooms.
The Tropicana will also see the addition of more retail space, a two-story fitness center as well as an extension to the FIN seafood restaurant.
The Tropicana is also adding a 20ft-high light bollard with nine LED screens. Renovations begin in September 2014 and should be completed by the end of 2015 at a total cost of $35 million.
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) has granted $18.8 for the project with the balance to come from the Tropicana itself.
Next in line, is the development of a $60 million apartment block by Boraie Development dubbed as “The Beach at the South Inlet”. The project consists of 250 high-end luxury apartments that will eventually connect to phase two of the project which includes a grocery store and a cinema.
The complex will wrap around Atlantic, Connecticut, Pacific and New Jersey avenues. The aim of this makeover is to attract more young people to come live in Atlantic City. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has agreed to a $30 million loan for the Boraie project.