Entertainment complex remains one of the largest nongaming expansions in the history of Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (October 9, 2014) — This November Tropicana Casino & Resort will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The Quarter. The $285 million dining, shopping and entertainment complex, heralded by many as the first Las Vegas-style destination in Atlantic City, marked its anticipated debut on November 23, 2004.
The Quarter pays homage to the vibrant ambiance of 1940s Havana, home to the original Tropicana Casino and Resort. The indoor, three-story, 200,000-square-foot streetscape is home to iconic dining destinations like The Palm Restaurant, Carmine’s, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.
Adding to the unique energy of The Quarter are live music venues, distinctive bars and nightspots including Rí~Rá Irish Pub, The Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret, Planet Rose Karaoke Bar, Broadway Burger Bar, Anthem Lounge and Providence Nightclub.
The Quarter boasts Atlantic City’s one and only IMAX Theatre. The roster of renowned retailers include Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Erwin Pearl, Caché, Bluemercury Makeup, Skincare & Spa, Francesca’s Collections and Swarovski as well as distinct specialty shops such as Zephyr Gallery, The Hat Emporium and Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store.
“Atlantic City’s non-gaming revenues have become an essential part of any casino operator’s financial mix,” said Steve Callender, General Manager of Tropicana Casino & Resort. “The development of The Quarter was ahead of its time ten years ago as the first non-gaming expansion of it its kind. Today non-gaming attractions still continue to evolve throughout the city.”
Tropicana Recognizes Ten-Year Tenants
Eighteen occupants have been a thriving part of The Quarter’s experience since opening day: Palm Restaurant, Carmine’s, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Rí~Rá Irish Pub, The Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret, Planet Rose Karaoke Bar, Zephyr Gallery, The Hat Emporium, Zeytina New York’s Choice Gourmet, Cache, Chico’s, Swarovski, White House | Black Market, Erwin Pearl, IMAX, Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store and Bluemercury Makeup, Skincare and Spa.
Tropicana Welcomes New Tenants
Over the years, new occupants have joined the mix. The popular Providence Nightclub opened in The Quarter in 2007, as did Godiva Chocolatier. In 2009, A Time for Wine opened its doors, and in 2010 Tropicana welcomed Starbucks.
The year 2011 saw the opening days of Mrs. Fields Cookies, Francesca’s Collections and Talk of the Walk. Anthem Lounge, Seashore Kids, Lick and AKA were introduced in 2012, with additional grand openings of Broadway Burger Bar and Wet Willies in 2013 and GoYoGo Frozen Yogurt in 2014.
Public Invited to Join The Quarter’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & Tree Lighting
On Monday, November 24 at 1:00 PM, Tropicana Casino & Resort will host an official ceremony to commemorate the past and celebrate the future. Guests will enjoy food samples, cake, sparkling beverages, and guest speakers. Guest speakers to include Mayor Don Guardian, Liza Cartmell, President of the ACA, John Palmieri, Executive Director of the CRDA, and Tony Rodio, President & CEO of Tropicana Entertainment Inc.
About The Quarter’s 10th Anniversary
Having opened on November 23, 2004, this year marks the 10th Anniversary of The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort, which remains the largest non-gaming casino expansion in the history of Atlantic City. The Quarter is a 200,000 square-foot complex with unique dining, entertainment, and retail experiences. 10th Anniversary celebrations includes the return of the wildly popular Man vs. Chicken $10,000 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, Flash Back and Fast Forward video, a free holiday musical light show featuring a 35-foot tree, dozens of dining, shopping, and entertainment specials, and a full calendar of headliner entertainment. For more information visit https://tropicana.net/celebration.
About Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana is consistently rated as the “Must-See Attraction” in Atlantic City. Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. For more information, visit the official Web site at www.tropicana.net or:
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About Tropicana Entertainment
Tropicana is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,500 rooms, 8,000 slot positions and 270 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.