Bader Field Is Now Being Used For… Storage

The Atlantic City site that has housed an airport, a minor league baseball team and played host to numerous Thanksgiving Day rivalry games has been left vacant for years while city and state officials scratched their heads to determine its “highest and best use.” Finally, it has a new use: storage. Atlantic City council last week signed a resolution to allow Steel Pier to park 10 trailers on Bader Field for three months, for 0.18 cents per square foot. It’s a temporary use, but it could be extended under the contract terms.

Bader Field was used as a bargaining chip in the state’s emergency loan to bail out Atlantic City, and the city’s failure to find a buyer for the land was one of the triggers for the state takeover a year ago. The future of the site is still unclear: the lawyers hired by the state to oversee the takeover have had multiple discussions about Bader Field but a buyer remains elusive.

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Little Water Distillery In Conversation With Route 40 – Podcast

At the end of October we sat down with Mark Ganter of Little Water Distillery for a live interview. It was the second episode in our Business Bootcamp series, which showcases the stories of local business owners and provides networking opportunities for entrepreneurs in the South Jersey area. In this recording of the event, you’ll hear Ganter talk about the challenges that Little Water Distillery faced in finding their Atlantic City location, bringing their first products to market and balancing their need to follow their business plan with their interest in supporting community events. Ganter also has a lot of useful tips for others looking to start a business in the area, particularly when it comes to analyzing local loan and grant opportunities. Route 40 is grateful to Jake Perskie of Fox Rothschild for sponsoring the event.

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Straub Flips Revel To Denver Investor Deifik

The casino formerly known as the Revel is under a “notice of settlement agreement of sale” to AC Ocean Walk, which is controlled by Denver-based developer Bruce Deifik.

Calls to Deifik and a lawyer for Revel-owner Glenn Straub were not immediately returned. Deifik is backing TEN, which has been trying to reopen the Revel since last year.

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Nucky Would Be Proud, Voter Turnout, CHIP – Monday’s Roundup

If you read one review of the Atlantic City and County election campaign shenanigans this season, make it this one by The Inquirer’s Amy Rosenberg: Why Atlantic City-area elections this year would make Nucky Johnson Proud. (Separately, we’re following up our weekend look at financial contributions to the NJ 2nd district’s campaigns with a look at expenditures and in-kind contributions. Stay tuned.)

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