Atlantic City visitors will soon be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages on the beach, boardwalk and other outdoor properties designated as an “open container area” under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The law limits open containers to certain outdoor property located within the Atlantic City Tourism District, and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) still has to authorize it.

“Despite the economic hardship that this pandemic has levied on our casino and hospitality industries, the Atlantic City community has once again proven its resiliency and readiness for a strong future,” said Murphy. “By permanently allowing outdoor consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain areas of the Tourism District, we can extend short-term support to small businesses who need it, and further strengthen the resurgence of Atlantic City as the East Coast’s premier resort destination.”

NJBIA supported the measure.

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