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Resorts Casino Hotel begins construction on LandShark Bar and Grill

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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The latitudes will be staying the same, but the attitudes in Atlantic City will start changing as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville project at Resorts Casino Hotel begins construction on the beachfront. Resorts Casino Hotel announced today that Massett Building Company will break ground and begin working on the foundation for the LandShark Bar and Grill on Wednesday, November 14.

“We are thrilled to get the Margaritaville project underway,” said Gary Van Hettinga, president and C.E.O. of Resorts Casino Hotel. “Seeing the first signs of work occurring on the beach in front of Resorts is an exciting first step. The LandShark Bar and Grill will be the first of its kind in Atlantic City and this landmark moment will be one of many in an aggressive construction schedule. The cooperation we are receiving from government agencies, including the Governor’s office, CRDA, DEP, Economic Development Authority and the City of Atlantic City, together with the efforts of our construction team, has been and will continue to be instrumental in completing this project on schedule.”

“The start of construction on any new project represents new opportunities for us along with the community that we become part of” says Margaritaville’s Tamara Baldanza. “This project is the result of many people collaborating together to create a true destination for residents and visitors alike. Parrotheads will definitely be flocking to Atlantic City this spring to experience our first-ever New Jersey location.”

On Wednesday, November 14 Massett Building Company will begin laying the foundation for the LandShark Bar and Grill on the beach in front of Resorts. This signals the first step in the construction of the Margaritaville entertainment complex that is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2013.

The Margaritaville complex at Resorts will completely embrace the lifestyle featuring a casino, restaurant, Five O’clock Somewhere Bar, retail stores, LandShark Bar and Grill and their first ever coffee shop.

For updated images and project information visit www.margaritavilleatlanticcity.com.

Media Requests & Photo Opportunities
All requests for photography or video should be directed to Courtney Birmingham, Director of Advertising and Public Relations at 609.340.7620 or cbirmingham@resortsac.com. The area will be open for photography from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, November 14.

About Margaritaville
The atmosphere is inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, whose evocative songs inspire a cross-generational yearning for an island adventure. Comprised of retail shops, restaurants, consumer products, hotels, casinos, and even a national radio station on Sirius/XM, Margaritaville delivers a tropical experience where guests can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite destination regardless of their current latitude. Since launching its first location in Key West, Margaritaville has expanded to some of the most popular U.S. destinations, including: New Orleans, Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, Glendale, Mohegan Sun Casino, Nashville and Jimmy Buffett’s at The Beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii. Margaritaville Casinos can be found at the famed Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas; Biloxi, Mississippi opened in May 2012 and Bossier City, Louisiana scheduled to open in 2013. International locations can be found in the Caribbean, Mexico, the Republic of Panama and Canada with Australia coming soon. The Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida opened in July 2010.

About Resorts Casino Hotel
The all new Resorts Casino Hotel was named the “2011 Casino of the Year” by the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com for their groundbreaking and unique initiatives throughout their inaugural year. For more information on Resorts Casino Hotel visit www.resortsac.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/resortscasino or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/resortscasino.

Resorts Casino Hotel is a full destination resort located on the beach and Boardwalk featuring 942 hotel rooms in two towers, seven dining options, two theaters, spa, salon, health club, pool and more than five bars and lounges.

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