Inspections under way as Revel preps for hotel reopening

Glenn Straub

Glenn Straub

Tests on elevators and other key equipment Atlantic City’s former Revel casino resort are underway as it prepared for a partial reopening soon.

Owner Glenn Straub had hoped to have 900 hotel rooms and some amenities open by Wednesday. But Atlantic City officials rejected that, saying key checks needed to be done and permits needed to be obtained.

Chris Filiciello, a spokesman for Mayor Don Guardian, says numerous inspections are being carried out Wednesday.

But it remained unclear when the complex might be given a certificate of occupancy. On Tuesday, city officials said it would be Thursday at the earliest.

Elevator contractor vehicles were parked outside the building Wednesday, and workers continued to install a ropes course that will be part of the still-unnamed complex once it opens.

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