Atlantic City Story: Group hopes to transform business in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Evan Sanchez and Zenith Shah of Authentic City Partners are hoping to bring change to the resort.

Authentic Partners teamed up with Alpha Funding Solutions CEO and Iron Room Restaurant owner Mark Callazzo for the Tennessee Avenue project, which promises to bring new merchants to the block between Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk.

The Leadership Studio opened earlier this month in the first phase of the project. Sanchez said more businesses will open in the coming months.

A few buildings down will be MADE Atlantic City Chocolate Bar: a bean-to-bar shop with hand-selected cocoa beans that can be paired with a glass of wine. Next will be the Hayday coffee shop, and last will be the Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, which is set to open by the beginning of 2018.

On this week's Atlantic City Story Podcast, Nicholas Huba and Erin Sperico speak with the pair about the project.

A new episode of The Atlantic City Story podcast is available every Saturday morning. The podcast and previous episodes are available on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher.

The original article can be found on The Press of Atlantic City.