Atlantic Club Water Park?

The new Atlantic Club water park, Dolphin Village at Atlantic City, will include a 100,000 sq ft water park, hotel rooms, restaurants & an arcade.A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the Hard Rock decided to expand its cafe at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.  They plan on turning the whole place into a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  Even so, we still have several old casinos along the Boardwalk that sit empty.  The question remains what to do with them.  One Ventnor development company has a great idea.  How about we turn the old, shuttered Atlantic Club Hotel/Casino into a brand new indoor Atlantic Club water park?

Future Atlantic Club Water Park

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreEarlier this week, R & R Development Group announced their plans to create a huge indoor water park inside the old Atlantic Club Hotel/Casino.  The new Atlantic Club water park will be known as “Dolphin Village at Atlantic City” once completed.  In addition to the 100,000 square foot water park, Dolphin Village plans include a hotel, several restaurants and an arcade.

An indoor space like the new Atlantic Club water park attracts families to the Atlantic City Boardwalk.  While the adults go gamble, kids have a place to play.  Or, it makes a wonderful location for the entire family to have fun together.  Since it’s inside, the water park can operate year round.

New Atlantic Club Water Park Grand Opening

R & R expects to invest $135+ million in this project.  It could create as many as 3000 new jobs.  Projections currently predict their 300 room hotel should be ready to open this fall.  However, the water park project is a much more involved process.  It might take 12 to 24 months to complete.

When the new Atlantic Club water park opens up, the Boardwalk will be a little more kid-friendly.  This could help bring a larger pool of people (and tourist dollars) to our Atlantic City community.  This definitely sounds promising.  I know I’ll be there on opening day.  Will you?

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Free Jersey Shore Income Tax Prep

Several South Jersey locations offer free Jersey Shore income tax prep now through April 14th, 2017. You must make an appointment first. Spaces are limited.“‘Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes” (Christopher Bullock, The Cobbler of Preston, 1716).  Never a truer statement has been written.  The deadline to file your 2016 tax return takes place just over five weeks from today (April 17th).  21.5 million Americans waited until the deadline date to send in their completed forms last year.  Another 13 million filed extensions for more time.  You can stay ahead of it by scheduling an appointment at one of several free Jersey Shore income tax prep locations.

Free Jersey Shore Income Tax Prep

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreNobody enjoys doing their income taxes.  Going through receipts.  Trying to interpret the latest income tax laws.  It can feel quite overwhelming.  But you don’t need to do it all yourself.  And you don’t need to spend big bucks for someone else to do it.  That’s because certified tax counselors provide aide to the public through the AARP/IRS TAX-AIDE program.  Several free Jersey Shore income tax prep locations have opened up in the South Jersey area.

  • Mondays – Margate City Hall (9001 Winchester Ave), 10am to 2pm
  • Tuesdays – Galloway Township Library (300 Jimmie Leeds Rd), 9am to 2pm
    Somers Point Christ Church (157 Shore Rd), 10am to 2pm
  • Wednesdays – Atlantic City Free Public Library (1333 Atlantic Ave), 10am to 2pm
    Brigantine Community Center (265 42nd St), 10am to 2pm
  • Thursdays – Pleasantville Library (33 MLK Ave), 10am to 2pm
  • Fridays – Egg Harbor Township Atlanticare Life Center (2500 English Creek Ave #907), 10am to 4pm
  • Saturdays – Brigantine Community Center (265 42nd St), 10am to 2pm

You must have an appointment to take advantage of the free Jersey Shore income tax prep services.  As you can imagine, each location’s appointments can fill up quickly  Call (800) 617-1519 now to reserve your spot.  All locations will be open to serve through April 14th.  But don’t wait!  Make your appointment today!  For more info, contact Joan Thomas at (609) 272-1323.

What Do I Need to Have With Me at my Appointment?

In order to ensure that your free Jersey Shore income tax prep goes smoothly, you must bring some important information with you.  Last year’s tax return, the social security cards/numbers for everyone listed on your return, a photo ID and your checkbook make a good start.  In addition, you will need proof of whatever income you received throughout 2016.  For a complete list of what you need to bring, please visit the AARP website here.

Why File Early?

The earlier you file, the faster your refund check will come.  If you don’t have a refund coming, at least you can relax knowing that your tax forms are completed.  When you e-file, your return will be processed faster than when you send it in the regular mail.  Another bonus is that your refund gets deposited into your bank account.  E-filing also reduces your chances of getting audited.  So, you might want to consider paying a slightly extra fee to e-file.

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Atlantic City Hard Rock Buys Trump Taj Mahal

The Atlantic City Hard Rock buys Trump Taj Mahal for $300 million. They expect to create over 3000 temporary as well as permanent jobs along the Boardwalk.Once known as THE gambling destination on the East Coast, Atlantic City has experienced quite the change over the last few years.  Since 2014, five of the 12 casinos along Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk shuttered their doors.  The last one, the Trump Taj Mahal, closed last October amid union disputes.  While the casino itself remained closed, the Hard Rock Cafe inside continued to operate.  After months of negotiation, announcement this week of a deal for the Atlantic City Hard Rock to buy the Trump Taj Mahal created quite a stir.

Atlantic City Hard Rock Buys Trump Taj Mahal

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreIn January 2016, investor Carl Icahn bought the last of Donald Trump’s interest in the Trump Taj Mahal.  However, when unionized casino workers couldn’t come to an agreement with management, Icahn decided to close the casino altogether.  This put 2100 people out of work.  The Atlantic City Hard Rock Cafe plans on rebranding itself as the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City as part of its $300 million investment.

Currently, the Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment owns three hotels across the USA: in Chicago, Las Vegas and Hollywood, FL.  The Las Vegas and Hollywood hotels also operate as casinos.  But these are only three of the 26 hotels owned by the Hard Rock company worldwide.  The Atlantic City Hard Rock Hotel & Casino would be another feather in a very well dressed cap.

Once the sale officially goes through, the Atlantic City Hard Rock expects that their renovation efforts and eventual opening in the summer of 2018 should create over 3000 permanent and temporary jobs.  In addition to employment, the draw of a brand name like Hard Rock could translate into millions of more tourist dollars as well.  That still remains to be seen.  For now, we look forward to seeing what this new blood will do for our Atlantic City community.  I remain hopeful.

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