Atlantic City: When The One Trick Pony Fails

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In an effort to turn its fortunes around, Atlantic City was reborn as an east coast gambling mecca in the late 1970s. In 2011, illustrating the dominance of gambling on the economy, New Jersey's casinos had approximately 33,000 employees, 28.5 million visitors, made $3.3 billion in gaming revenue, and paid $278 million in taxes. Now the one trick pony that promised to make Atlantic City a popular 21st century resort community is falling about, sending the city's economy into a downward spiral. Is this a cautionary tale for other cities looking for a one trick pony of their own?



Tanger Outlets The Walk

Tanger Outlets The Walk is a 109-store open-air outlet mall that serves as the gateway to Atlantic City. The mall opened in August 2003 and spans 3 city blocks, featuring a unique layout in outlet mall construction.

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Random Atlantic City

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Hmm. Any idea where public parking is located on this street?

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Atlantic City Boardwalk

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The first boardwalk was built in 1870 along a portion of the beach in an effort to help hotel owners keep sand out of their lobbies. Businesses were restricted and the boardwalk was removed each year at the end of the peak season. Because of its effectiveness and popularity, the boardwalk was expanded in length and width, and modified several times in subsequent years. The historic length of the boardwalk, before the destructive 1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane, was about 7 miles and it extended from Atlantic City to Longport, through Ventnor and Margate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City,_New_Jersey

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