Food & Hospitality

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[...]

Wine bottles on wooden shelf in wine store
Sep 1, 2020

NJ’s largest wine and spirits wholesalers to pay $4M each for unfair trade scheme

Allied Beverage Group and Fedway Associates will each pay $4 million – the biggest number in Alcoholic Beverage Control history – to resolve findings they unfairly favored their largest retail customers.

Aug 31, 2020

Borgata AC to lay off over 2K employees as COVID tanks casino industry

All told, 18,000 previously furloughed MGM U.S. employees, including those in Atlantic City, are being separated from the company.

Aug 31, 2020

Murphy allowing indoor dining and movie theaters to resume Friday (updated)

In time for Labor Day weekend, New Jersey is giving inside eating another go, at 25 percent capacity, along with cinemas, which will also be subject to limitations.

Aug 28, 2020

Murphy: NJ ‘very close’ on indoor dining, bars

The governor said he could take that step soon, citing statistics showing that the spread of COVID-19 has slowed considerably in recent days.recent days.

Aug 28, 2020

Big changes, and lots of them: What NJ gyms will look like come Sept. 1

We've got the details of what your workout will look like when fitness centers reopen their doors, with requirements for masks, social distancing, sanitization and more in place.

Aug 27, 2020

Bill comping owners for losses from indoor dining prep heads to Murphy

Under the measure, the administration would set aside $30 million in federal relief for the New Jersey Economic Authority to distribute as loans or grants “for costs associated with business operation interruptions” caused by the decision to roll back the restart for restaurants to serve patrons inside just days before it was set to begin.

The ski slope at American Dream's Big SNOW opens on Sept. 1 after months of closure due to COVID-19.
Aug 27, 2020

Big SNOW at American Dream to open for the first time since pandemic hit

The slopes at North America’s first indoor ski and snowboard center will start welcoming guests back, with new protocols in place, next week.

Clio Snack chocolate covered Greek yogurt bars.
Aug 27, 2020

Piscataway-based Clio Snacks raises $8M in funding round

According to President Heather Cox, Clio Snacks doubled its business from 2019 to 2020 and the chocolate covered cheesecake-like filled Greek yogurt bars' same-store growth is up 40 percent in the last four weeks.

Drone shot showing the view of Manhattan from the EnVue.
Aug 26, 2020

Celeb chef opens restaurant at Weehawken Port Imperial hotel

Marcus Samuelsson's latest eatery – a 15,000-square-foot rooftop deck serving up seasonally-inspired food – is located at the EnVue, Autograph Collection hotel at Port Imperial.

Crystal Springs Grand Cascades front exterior.
Aug 24, 2020

Amid pandemic, demand surges at Crystal Spring’s renovated hotel

The property's debut coincided with its reopening after closure due to COVID-19, which the resort says has set it up for success.