Food & Hospitality

Sep 18, 2020

Caesars names senior vice president, GM for Tropicana Atlantic City

The company owns and operates four resorts in the seaside town and with Jacqueline Grace's appointment half of them now feature women in the most senior leadership position.

Sep 17, 2020

Campbell taps chief culture officer

Camille Pierce will lead the Camden-based company's inclusion and diversity strategy.

David Gould, chief diversity and impact officer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment.
Sep 16, 2020

Harris Blitzer taps first chief diversity and impact officer

The appointment of David Gould by the parent company of the New Jersey Devils and Newark's Prudential Center comes less than a month after it unveiled a racial equity action plan, which includes a commitment of $20 million to fight systemic racism.

DraftKings was named the official sports betting iGaming and daily fantasy operator of the New York Giants.
Sep 16, 2020

DraftKings named New York Giants official sports betting operator

Under the agreement, the sportsbook operator will run a virtual “SportsLounge” on game days and have access to the use of the team’s marks and logos.

Sep 15, 2020

Morris County farm acquires 20-year-old apiary (updated)

In addition to the approximately 300,000 bees Sweet Cheeks has already, this deal adds 20 beehives now with an additional 20 this spring.

Sep 15, 2020

Online sportsbooks hit record in NJ amid pandemic and tanking casino industry

Last month's numbers were more than double those from August 2019: Bringing in $87.7 million in 2020 compared with $41.1 million the year before.

After 10 years without a permanent home, the New Jersey Hall of Fame broke ground Sept. 26 at the American Dream retail and entertainment complex in East Rutherford for an anticipated summer 2020 opening. From left, Jon F. Hanson, NJHOF chairman; Steve Edwards, NJHOF president; and Al Leiter, former Major League Baseball pitcher and NJHOF member.
Sep 11, 2020

New Jersey Hall of Fame’s new executive director to lead next phase, fundraising

"We wanted a proven leader in the world of nonprofit management, someone who could help us reach our own potential," said NJHOF Chairman Jon Hanson, and Jim Roberts delivers: Bringing past experience from a slew of organizations, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's New Jersey Metro Chapter and the American Diabetes Association northern New Jersey affiliate – its fourth-largest ma[...]

Sep 8, 2020

Indoor dining’s first weekend back gets cheers from Murphy, restaurant group

Gov. Phil Murphy and the head of the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association said they were largely impressed with how the reintroduction fared, with the governor warning the state will know in 10 days if the practice has led to a rebound in COVID-19 cases.

Sep 4, 2020

Italian restaurant in Burlington has COVID-19 expansion permit revoked

Il Portico is the latest establishment facing the revocation of its liquor license for pandemic-related violations in the state, but the first to have its COVID-19 expansion permit suspended. The ABC has taken action 159 times in response to licensee violations since March, including notices of charges, fines in lieu of prosecution letters, and warning letters.

American Dream in the Meadowlands.
Sep 3, 2020

American Dream to reopen Oct. 1, with some stores operating for first time

Pre-pandemic, the mega mall didn't get the chance to fully roll out its offerings. So along with a restart for its indoor theme parks and entertainment experiences, the autumn opening will see the introduction of retail stores that weren't operating before the shutdown.

Sep 3, 2020

Double feature: AMC Theatres to open two NJ locations Sept. 4

The cinema chain, which counts New Jersey as its sixth largest state by screen count, says all 27 of its outlets here will reopen by Sept. 10.

Sep 1, 2020

NJ public health experts split on Friday’s restart to indoor dining

New guidelines from the governor and the Department of Health are almost identical to ones issued in June outlining what would have been a July 2 resumption of service, but this time around the requirements also include a litany of ways to increase indoor ventilation – an issue that Murphy has typically described as a tough nut to crack and the main reason he previously held back on eating indoo[...]