Just as New Jersey governor Chris Christie announced a state takeover to help the struggling Atlantic City, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has revealed a $50 million development plan that includes a massive outdoor pool, casual dining area, meeting venues, and a Michael Symon restaurant. We got our hands on very SIMS-like renderings and a video of the 3,200-square-foot outdoor complex, which will essentially double as a festival area with a Roman-style pool, 400 chaise lounges, daybeds, cabanas, hammocks, and an entertainment stage. It's expected to open this summer, while the 25,000 square feet of meeting and convention space will follow later in the year.
·New Jersey Gov. Christie backs Atlantic City takeover plan [Reuters]
·Atlantic City's 350-Foot Tall 'Polercoaster' Approved [Curbed Philly]