Reporting David Madden
By David Madden
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (CBS) – A popular beach bar in Atlantic City will be shutting down in a couple of weeks, forever.
September 16th at 8 p.m. will be the last call for alcohol, or anything else, at the Trump Plaza beach bar.
Management, in a printed statement, cited non-union competition from the newly opened Revel casino, paired with the likelihood that the planned Margaritaville complex at Resorts will also be a non-union shop.
Revel’s just serving cocktails on the beach right now; their beach club won’t open until next May.
Two other beach bars at Bally’s and the Atlantic Club are staffed with Local 54 members.
The union, which is trying to organize workers at Revel, declined comment on the Trump decision, which will put 65 people out of work.