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CRDA/ACIA Agreement Leads to Reactivation of Popular Boardwalk 3D Light and Sound Show
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Thursday, June 23, 2016) – The Board of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) at its Tuesday meeting approved a measure that will reactivate a popular Boardwalk attraction in time for the height of the summer season.
The CRDA Board agreed to amend the Boardwalk Interactive Lighting Project and a loan agreement with the Atlantic County Improvement Authority (ACIA) for the purpose of bringing back the 3D Light and Sound Show to the Boardwalk this summer. As part of the agreement, the ACIA will operate the equipment and light show, which will appear on the Boardwalk façade of Boardwalk Hall.
“We are pleased to collaborate with the ACIA to activate this great attraction for the summer season on the Boardwalk,” said CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri. “This light and sound show attracts thousands of visitors to the Boardwalk each night and is a tremendous non-gaming attraction in the Tourism District.”
Originally begun in July 2012, the free and family-friendly light and sound shows bring state-of-the-art visual graphics and pulsating music together for a memorable experience that thrills young and old alike.
In other news, the Board approved a measure that will allow Taj Mahal Casino Resort to display signage advertising upcoming events in Atlantic City on the Atlantic Avenue-facing wall of the former Trump Plaza parking garage. The Board agreed to an amendment that will require signage to be removed no more than five business days after the completion of the promoted event.
Board actions will take effect following the expiration of the Governor’s statutory review period.
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About the CRDA:
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City, resulting in nearly $1 billion in economic development and non-gaming attractions. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. CRDA responsibilities include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, and ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.
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