The news came down today: Atlantic City’s Revel Resort is shutting down next month.
Oh, sure. They’re still trying to sell the place. But they’ve been trying to sell it pretty much since the day it opened. Or at least since the first bankruptcy filing, which happened just a little over a year after it opened. As things stand now, the resort has never made a dime in profit, and the current owners are admitting that even if a buyer is found, Revel will still close before anyone can come in to save the day.
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Marc Vetri‘s singular hold on the Moorestown Mall is about to end. Come July 8, Jose Garces will become his new neighbor with the opening of his third Distrito location.
So what can we (and the good people of New Jersey) expect from this new Distrito? Mexican wrestlers, a floating fireplace, pork belly tamales and lots and lots of tequila.
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Jose Garces at Luna Farm | Photo via Garces Group
Michael Klein follows Jose Garces around town, checking in on the Iron Chef’s empire and reaffirming that being a big-shot restaurateur is big business.
Garces has five projects ranging from a branch of Distrito in Moorestown, NJ to Rural Society, an Argentinian steakhouse that he's opening in Washington DC.
There's even some talk about exit strategies.
Where's Jose Garces going? [Philly.com]