ATLANTIC CITY — According to his Web site (redrocker.com), Sammy Hagar has revealed that Sammy’s Beach Bar at Bally’s Atlantic City will not be re-opening after suffering extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy in October. Hagar (pictured) posted the following statement on Friday, March 8.
“Following months of ongoing discussions, Sammy Hagar has regretfully been unable to come to terms with Caesars Entertainment on the rebuilding of the Sammy Beach Bar & Grill at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. Since opening in May 2010, the restaurant had been a popular boardwalk destination until it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. While Hagar continues to explore a new partnership in the region, he and his Hagar Family Foundation will remain committed to the Atlantic City community through which he has supported local children’s charities for the last several years.”
While one thing may or may not relate to the other, Hagar’s longtime friend, Don Marrandino, who served as president of Caesars Entertainment’s eastern division for three years, resigned Jan. 4, about two months before the announcement by Hagar.