The new Starbucks set to open at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall will have outdoor seating, according to a license agreement signed last week.
It is not clear exactly when the Starbucks cafe will open. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in October agreed to chip in just shy of $600,000 to help refit the space at the entrance to Boardwalk Hall, with Starbucks paying a further $700,000.
CRDA is also paying $2 million to rebuild bathrooms in Boardwalk Hall that have been unused for decades, but will presumably be available for Starbucks customers. Route 40 reported last month that attendance at Boardwalk Hall has been declining.
The Boardwalk Hall Starbucks’ license from the city was signed by John Betz, who runs other Starbucks locations in Margate, Ocean City and inside Tropicana.
The license to serve food and drinks outside on the boardwalk is worth $1,575 and lasts through Nov. 1, according to the document.