Three Belfield Ave Properties Slated For Demolition

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will pay Atlantic City up to $150,000 to purchase three houses on Belfield Avenue so that they can be demolished, according to an agreement on the city’s website. The agreement is part of a wider initiative by the city and CRDA to demolish abandoned properties. “The city and the Authority believe that the removal of certain nuisance and derelict properties in the Tourism District will advance the City’s clean and safe mission and repurpose particularly problematic properties within the district,” according to the agreement. The houses to be acquired and demolished are 1515, 1516 and 1517 Belfield Ave. A firefighter suffered minor injuries fighting a fire in the row homes earlier this year.

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CRDA To Auction $15 Million Of Banked Atlantic City Real Estate

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is preparing to sell off some of its Atlantic City real estate holdings, according to documents filed on its website.

“The CRDA seeks an experienced professional firm to market and auction surplus real property owned by the Authority and no longer necessary for its operations,” says the request for proposal. The real estate to be auctioned off ranges from a half-block package in the Inlet with a valuation of $6 million, to a $300 non-buildable alley on North Massachusetts Ave.

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Support a Food Charity And Eat Delicious Fresh, Local Fish

Sublime Seafood Company, tucked away in the corner of the Produce Junction plaza on Tilton Road in Egg Harbor Township, does an amazing fish taco. It’s also run by a guy with a heart, who is on a mission to get more people in the community to eat better food. Sublime’s owner and chef, Charles Soreth, is pitching the Sublime Seafood Club, which he hopes will both give back to a good foodie cause and get people to eat fresh fish regularly. The 12-week program will give participants two dinner-sized portions of a responsibly-sourced fish each week, plus a recipe and information on the fish. The cost is $220 (that works out to $18.33 a week) and the proceeds go to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

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Straub’s Revel in Sights of Lessee TEN, Denver-Based Developer

Glenn Straub’s Polo North agreed to sell the casino property known as the Revel to a group of developers that had been leasing the property and trying to reopen it as TEN. The purchasing entity is backed by Bruce Deifik, founder and president of Denver-based developer Integrated Properties.

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Bungalow Park: The Daily Grind in the Shadow of a Dying Industry

From the steps of Patricia Harper’s Bungalow Park duplex you can look across the street through the gap in the houses and count three former casinos—the Revel, the Showboat, the Trump Taj Mahal—that were worth, not so long ago, well over $3 billion in total.

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Local Groups Come Together To Transform Former AC School Site

Two nonprofits, the Catholic church, a development company and a casino are all coming together to refurbish a former school in Atlantic City. It might sound like an odd alliance but transforming the former St Michael’s school into a useable space almost three decades after it closed is turning out to be a little tougher than expected.

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