Soccer, Mini-Golf Scope Softening, Garces, Jobs – Tuesday’s Roundup

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Mini-Golf Scope Softening
The great Margate mini-golf war is settled, declares the Inquirer. Changes included lowering the course’s “cave structure” and softening “the project’s overall scope”, according to Margate businessman Ed Blumenthal who brokered the deal.

Soccer
Atlantic City’s only pro-sports team is gearing up for its debut – we caught up with players and the team’s development director yesterday. Read our story and watch the video here.

Garces
The top chef behind restaurants in the Atlantic City Tropicana is being sued in Philadelphia by investors who want to remove him from having managerial control of three restaurants (Amada, Village Whiskey, and Tinto), the Inquirer reports. Garces has said his financial problems go back to the shuttering of the Revel casino, while a food distributor and others say he misappropriated millions of dollars.

Searching For Employees
Hard Rock casino is taking its search for employees to the drug court, Lynda Cohen reports. We’ll be writing more about this next week, but it is a challenge to fill open positions at Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock. Many people have left Atlantic County in the last five years, according to census data, and immigrant work visas are also under pressure. Students home for the summer can only fill some of the necessary gaps. Where are these employees going to come from?

In the rest of the day’s news, the excessive force lawsuit against an Atlantic City police officer was settled before trial,  summer is finally on its wayMaroon 5 is coming to the Hard Rock casino, LGBTQ seniors are looking for welcoming places to live (Kevin Riordan column), and can a bike share program help Camden?

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