Atlantic City councilman pushes to help Revel owner reopen property

The Revel casino closed in September 2014. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

The Revel casino closed in September 2014. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

An Atlantic City councilman is pushing the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to help the owner for the former Revel casino reopen the property.

The Press of Atlantic City reported Councilman Kaleem Shabazz wrote a letter to CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri Wednesday saying he hopes accommodations can be made for Revel. It’s seeking a land-use permit from the authority.

Owner Glenn Straub recently accused the authority and other state agencies of holding up the Revel reopening after he was questioned about landscape improvements.

Shabazz said the city needs jobs, revenue and activity, and, while he appreciates the need to follow regulations, he hopes an accommodation can be made for Revel development.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.