WHYY

Could Atlantic City’s Tennessee Avenue become the next ‘South Street?’

Could Atlantic City’s Tennessee Avenue become the next ‘South Street?’

The beach block of Tennessee Avenue does not look all that much different than other blocks in Atlantic City. A few motels and boarding houses dot the street, along with some vacant buildings and empty lots. At one end of the long block stands the twin spires of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Church, and at the other, the beige rectangle of the Casino Control Commission offices.

By this summer, things could be far different if the plans of a group of local investors pan out. They envision handmade chocolates, an independent coffee house, yoga classes, a beer garden and a thriving scene welcoming visitors and locals alike.