Despite money woes, Atlantic City’s attractions still open

(AP Photo/Mary Godleski)

(AP Photo/Mary Godleski)

Atlantic City is open for business — and pleasure.

That’s the message city officials want everyone to know as the holiday weekend approaches, and Atlantic City grapples with severe financial problems.

New Jersey lawmakers reached an agreement Monday to prevent the city from going broke, with a deal including spending cuts, temporary loans and early retirements.

But even if a deal wasn’t reached, visitors to the home of Miss America, salt water taffy and oceanfront casinos probably wouldn’t have noticed anything different.

Atlantic City’s eight casinos are open and ready for guests. The city ‘s 180 restaurants and numerous nightclubs and shopping outlets are all unaffected by the money woes, and police, firefighters and sanitation workers are on the job.

Mayor Don Guardian says Atlantic City is still the place to party.

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