2 restaurants at AC's Pier Shops close abruptly

ATLANTIC CITY - (AP) - It's game over for the Game On!sports bar and Trinity Irish Pub & Carvery, two restaurants thatwere part of Atlantic City's Pier shops.

Employees say that they were notified Monday morning that bothwere closing permanently.

Joe Macaluso, a server at Trinity Irish Pub, tells The Press ofAtlantic City that the restaurants employed about 50 people. The Boston-based owners of the restaurants couldn't immediatelybe reached for comment.

The two were among about 75 stores and restaurants at the PierShops at Caesars. The complex opened about five years ago butunderwent foreclosure proceedings last year after business slowed.

Bank of America received approval to foreclose on the propertyin April, and the mall's former owner has been operating it until aforeclosure auction takes place.

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