Ventura’s Greenhouse on the beach in Margate reports via social media: The health & safety of our patrons, employees and surrounding community is our top priority. Ventura’s Greenhouse will remain closed until further notice for cleaning purposes.
A Ventura employee tested positive for Covid, and as of right now, is doing well. Restaurants are about community and we strive to be a place where people feel safe and well taken care of.
Dino’s Subs in Margate informed everyone via their social media page that Dino’s will remain closed until October 14, all due to a Covid-19 exposure. That date is two weeks from contact of a positive exposure.
Dino’s contacted the Board of Health immediately for guidance and are taking every precaution to keep employees and customers safe. Dino’s will take this time to clean and sanitize the complete store.
Not all employees were in contact with the exposure, but we feel this is the best way to proceed.Dino’s
Tomatoes recently posted this message: Dear friends, We have had an employee test positive for Covid. We took immediate action – closed to sanitize and tested employees who had been in close contact. Gratefully, we have had no one else test positive. Obviously the employee will be in quarantine for two weeks.
We continue to operate under strict sanitary guidelines for both our facility and our employees. Thank you for your continued patronage. Your health and safety is our top priority.
Robert’s Place, On September 21, they decided to close due to a member of the staff tested positive for C-19. They’re doing well and appear to have a mild case.
RP’s played it safe and had the place professionally cleaned and sanitized. Being extra cautious, Robert’s gave it one more week. They re-opened on Friday OCT 2.
Buddakan & Continental To Close in Atlantic City.
In other restaurant news, restaurateur Stephen Starr will permanently close his popular Buddakan and Continental restaurants on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Located inside Playground Pier, Buddakan and Continental have been had shuttered since March 2020 due to C-19 health concerns.
Opening at 25% capacity was not enough to keep Starr going in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City boardwalk crime, recent riots and looting, combined with less tourism and no conventions, likely contributed to the decision.
Steven Starr still runs restaurants in Philadelphia, New York, Washington and Paris.
Playground Pier sits across the Boardwalk from Caesars casino. Once owned by developer Bart Blatstein, the pier is now owned by Caesars.
Many Playground Pier stores have been empty for years.
Two years ago, the always crowded APPLE store inside Playground Pier closed. Even with a newly opened Stockton University and hundreds of students in town, APPLE was no longer interested in operating in Atlantic City. Likely due to AC’s problematic crime rate. Same goes for KFC that recently exited Atlantic City due to challenges related to loitering, homelessness and petty crime in the area.
Online gaming is another possible reason why foot traffic in Atlantic City has seen a greater decline over the last 2 years, negatively affecting local business and eateries.