Margaritaville Casino in Atlantic City Back on Track

posted June 9th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

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by Josh Martin

After a deal fell apart in mid-2009, it appears Coastal Development and Trump Entertainment are back at the negotiating table over the sale of the Trump Marina Casino in Atlantic City. From

Previous negotiations fell apart in 2008 with both parties accusing the other of breach of contract, which resulted in a lawsuit over $17 million that Coastal paid as a deposit on the original sale.

Under terms of the new purchase agreement, both parties agreed to drop all pending litigation upon closing.

Coastal Marina will purchase the 27 story hotel, 80,000 square feet of gaming space and 60,000 square feet of convention space, nightclub, three players clubs, four retail outlets, six restaurants, cocktail lounge and health spa for $316 million.

Richard Fields, chairman of Coastal Marina said that the casino hotel will be re-branded and refurbished to fit within their “Margaritaville” brand.

“Together with Jimmy Buffet’s team at Margaritaville, our plans are to create an exciting new property that we believe will tap its full potential and make it one of the most successful destination gaming resorts in Atlantic City,” Fields said.

“They are buying a wonderful building in a great location. It has been an important part of our company with a loyal customer base and a dedicated team.” responded Trump.

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  • Atlantic City Hotels Guy

    If this is true, it’s exactly what Atlantic City needs! How coold would it be to walk around in Flip Flops on Island Time, cold beverages of choice, great music and fun gambling. This concept in my view would be a real winner! Keeping my fingers crossed it is true!


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