Amada Atlantic City [Photo: Revel]
It's official: Atlantic City's troubled Revel Casino will shut down next month, after just two years in business. Among other restaurants, Revel is home to the Jersey-shore outposts of Jose Garces' Amada, Village Whiskey, and a Distrito Cantina/Guapo's Taco Truck hybrid, as well as his A.C.-only Yuboka noodle bar. More than 3,100 jobs will reportedly be lost overall.
In its short lifespan, Revel has filed for bankruptcy twice, and the company was unable to find a buyer this time around. The ultimate future of the complex remains uncertain, but a closure sounds definite:
Revel said it still hopes to find a buyer through the bankruptcy process. But it acknowledged that if that happened, it would be after the facility had already shut down.
The casino's final day will be September 10. The casino business in A.C. has experienced a major downswing, with Trump Plaza and the Showboat also set to shutter within weeks of Revel's final day. The downward trend was not enough to deter Guy Fieri, however.
Eater has reached out to the Garces Group for comment and will update as more information becomes available.
· Atlantic City's Revel Casino to Close in September [AP]
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