ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was among the distinguished guests on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, May 24, to celebrate the opening of the new Margaritaville and LandShark Bar & Grill at Resorts. The new $35 million complex opens today (Friday, May 24) and will be open every day throughout the year.
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“Last July, I stood here to announce the start of the Margaritaville project,” said Christie. “Less than a year later, I’m extraordinarily pleased to be back for its grand opening and ribbon-cutting.
“With all eyes on the Jersey shore this summer, the new Margaritaville entertainment complex at Resorts is one of the most promising examples of optimism for New Jersey and for Atlantic City,” adds Christie. “The arrival of this high-profile national brand offers a superb destination for visitors and local residents alike, and is more evidence that the shore is open for business and stronger than ever this summer.”
The ceremony also included Margaritaville CEO John Cohlan, Resorts Casino Hotel owner Morris Bailey, and Mohegan Gaming Advisors CEO Mitchell Etess. The group presented Christie with a pair of bronzed Margaritaville flip-flops (pictured right) to celebrate the opening and the start of summer on the shore.
“Resorts Casino Hotel is an Atlantic City icon with a rich history and great future,” said Bailey. “Margaritaville is a perfect example of that future. With its trademark beach vibe, it broadens our casino hotel’s appeal and gives travelers a new reason to visit Atlantic City.”
“We’re thrilled to finally be here in Atlantic City, where the Margaritaville experience — great food and drinks, live entertainment, gaming and year-round beachside fun — is another reason for locals and tourists alike to come for a visit,” said Tamara Baldanza, Margaritaville director of new business. “Summer should feel a whole lot cooler and winter a little bit warmer with Margaritaville on the Boardwalk.”