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Food & Hospitality

Gusto customers enjoying a cold brew.

Patio opportunity

Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, Garden State bars and breweries were able to operate with some success under temporary rules. Now, they await permanent relief to extend expansion permits past their Nov. 30 expiration date until New Jersey's indoor dining limitations are lifted.

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A Shrek fountain and the wave pool at the Dreamworks Waterpark

Waking up

After years of fits and starts, then another several months of fits during the COVID-19 pandemic, American Dream is beginning to look more like what its most recent developers intended.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 8, 2012: The historic Atlantic City boardwalk at twilight. It is the oldest boardwalk in the United States dating from 1870.

Winter is coming

It’s been a full quarter since New Jersey’s brick and mortar gaming parlors were allowed to reopen for business. And with cold weather on the way, Atlantic City’s casinos continue to face operational uncertainty.

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Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Back Yard stage.

All the world’s not a stage

According to ArtPride Executive Director Adam Perle, a survey of the state’s arts industry found that 53% of members say they won’t survive the pandemic without significant support from the government or foundations. And while some shows have gone on outdoors, New Jersey's live theater industry is struggling.

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