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John Brooks Recovery Center Open House Showcases New Outpatient Center on Bacharach Boulevard
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Friday, June 10, 2016) – The John Brooks Recovery Center held an open house and celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 10 to showcase its brand new Atlantic City Outpatient Center on Bacharach Boulevard. The 4,400-square-foot facility, which will officially open to the public in July, will offer intensive outpatient for up to 30 adults, as well as medication assisted treatment for up to 300 Atlantic City residents.
“It has been a long journey and we are ecstatic that we are on the brink of opening,” said John Brooks Recovery Center CEO, Alan Oberman.
The CRDA purchased the John Brooks Recovery Center’s Atlantic City properties on Pacific and South Tennessee avenues in 2015 for $4.1 million and an additional $4 million to renovate and relocate the center’s outpatient programs to its new locations on Bacharach Boulevard and the Pleasantville Shopping Center, which hosted its own open house this past Tuesday.
“The success of this relocation is important to Atlantic City’s evolution as a resort destination,” said CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri. “Community development efforts are every bit as important as the development of new visitor attractions and maintaining a clean and safe environment for our visitors and residents.”
The opening of these two new outpatient facilities is the first of a two-phase, eight-year collaboration between the CRDA and the John Brooks Recovery Center to relocate these services outside of the Atlantic City Tourism District.
“Assisting with this project enhances the services provided by the John Brooks team and fits the CRDA’s mission,” Palmieri added.
The CRDA’s mission includes oversight of the Atlantic City Tourism District, as well as providing capital investment funds for economic development and community projects that respond to the changing economic and social needs of the city.
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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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