ATLANTIC CITY – Dan Roe, a city proprietor and emporium owner, admits
he’s ripped over a a new proclamation that a three-day music
festival will take place opposite a travel from his Chelsea Heights
On a one hand, organizers of a three-day Dave Matthews Band
Caravan festival during Bader Field have told Roe and other businesses
to “load adult a store” to hoop thousands of concertgoers they’re
expecting to deplane on this tidy, compress area of
Roe would adore to see a combined business, though worries a city’s
“My biggest regard is we wish a city can hoop it,” pronounced Roe,
a Chelsea Heights proprietor and owners of DeMarco’s Market on Crossan
The festival – that officials guess will pull a capacity
75,000 people any day and beget between $50 million and $70
million in income – was strictly announced Wednesday during a news
conference inside Boardwalk Hall.
Along with a Grammy Award-winning band, during slightest 27 additional
bands are scheduled to perform via a Jun 24, 25 and 26
event, including The Flaming Lips, O.A.R., and David Gray.
With unchanging business hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Roe pronounced he
had not nonetheless motionless either or not a store – that also sells
hoagies – would extend a hours to accomodate some-more business.
Despite a intensity financial benefit Roe pronounced he hopes to get
from a festival, as a proprietor he pronounced he was endangered a city
may not be means to control a throng or does not have a public
safety crew compulsory to safely manage a large event.
“They pronounced they’ll pierce behind a military officers,” he said. “If
not, we cruise we’re in trouble.”
Roe pronounced he hoped military would cruise shutting apportionment of the
Black Horse Pike nearest a festival to safeguard no pedestrians
trying to cranky a vital artery into a city are not injured.
“People are going to get hit,” he said.
Others Chelsea Heights residents pronounced they know a festival
will make life formidable for 3 days, but, overall, a pros
outweigh a cons.
“Yes, it’ll be a small inconvenient,” Mitch Russakow said
Thursday as he walked his dog, Ziggy, in a rain.
Russakow, who works during Resorts Casino Hotel, pronounced he expects the
event – that was described by some as a mini-Woodstock – to bring
excess trade and 0 parking. However, he pronounced a eventuality also
comes with a domain of vital nearby or around an entertainment
and business heart like Atlantic City.
“It’s necessary,” he said. “You can’t have it both ways.”
Russakow pronounced he was endangered how he will get to work during
the weekend. He expects his unchanging pushing track to be stalled
with traffic, though he has a devise that should by-pass punching in
“Maybe for that weekend I’ll travel into a city,” he said,
adding he would afterwards locate a Jitney to a casino for his weekend
Barbara Mccabe, a 55-year proprietor of Chelsea Heights, agreed
parking was her biggest regard as well. Her solution? To park her
car, lay on her porch and watch as a festival and a attendees
consume a surrounding area.
“We’re not going to move,” Mccabe said, of a dual cars that she
usually parks directly in front of her Trenton Avenue home.
Additionally, sound is not a regard for her. Mccabe pronounced she
intends to locate whatever song she can outward her home without
shelling out a cost for a festival.
Despite all a concerns and complaints swirling around the
festival, Scott Winston, owners of a Atlantic City Pet Hotel and
Grooming, pronounced he was blissful to see city officials operative to bring
more renouned bands to a area.
“I know a lot of people demeanour during it as negative,” Winston said.
“I cruise it’s really positive.”
Winston pronounced he hoped casino executives would also “join the
bandwagon” and emanate other events and party options for
spectators to boost a altogether tourism to a area during the
People attending a festival will be compulsory to buy three-day
packages, that start during $195. VIP packages are labelled during $825.
Single-day tickets are not now being sold.
The projected income is partly formed on a determination that
spectators will fill about 7,000 internal hotel bedrooms any night of
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