Possible Margaritaville Restaurant in Atlantic City

From the PressofAtlanticCity.com: “Resorts seeking approval to build Margaritaville Landshark Bar & Restaurant at Steeplechase Pier

Steeplechase Pier, once the regular host to an 85-piece orchestra conducted by John Philip Sousa, could soon bear the name of another musician if it’s rebuilt as one of singer Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurants.

Resorts Casino Hotel has applied to the state for an environmental permit to rebuild the pier — destroyed in a 1988 fire — and construct a restaurant, bar and surf shop in its place. According to the casino’s application, the $6 million project would construct a Margaritaville Landshark Bar & Grill in the footprint of the former pier.

Courtney Birmingham, a spokeswoman for Resorts, said nothing has been finalized with the project and declined to answer specific questions. She said the casino’s permit application was “just a preliminary exploration so we could be prepared if the right opportunity was presented.”

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