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Sammy Hagar Beach Bar Won’t be Redone After Sandy Damage

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 13, 2013 Last Updated: March 13, 2013
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Sammy Hagar beach bar Sammy’s Beach Bum Bar & Grill, located in Atlantic City, will not feature the Red Rocker’s namesake anymore. 

Sammy Hagar beach bar: Ex-Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar will not reopen his Atlantic City bar. Pictured above, he appears at a function in March 15, 2011 in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Sammy Hagar beach bar: Ex-Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar will not reopen his Atlantic City bar. Pictured above, he appears at a function in March 15, 2011 in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Rocker Sammy Hagar said he has ended a partnership with a casino that owns Sammy’s Beach Bum Bar & Grill in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The bar has been a mainstay on the Atlantic City Boardwalk for the past three years, but the former Van Halen singer could not reach a deal with Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino and Caesars Entertainment.

“Following months of ongoing discussions, Sammy Hagar has regretfully been unable to come to terms with Caesars Entertainment on the rebuilding of the Sammy Beach Bar & Grill at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino,” reads a statement on Hagar’s website.

According to Eater National, Hagar’s bar sustained significant damage during Sandy last year, but it appeared that it would make a comeback until Hagar released the statement last week.

The statement added, “Since opening in May 2010, the restaurant had been a popular boardwalk destination until it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy … Hagar continues to explore a new partnership in the region.”

Katie Dougherty, spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment, told The Associated Press the bar will be opened under the name Bally’s Beach Bar in May.

“While Bally’s has enjoyed the partnership with Sammy Hagar, the decision to reopen this coming May as Bally’s Beach Bar, is purely financial in nature,” Dougherty was quoted as saying.

Hagar, who fronts the band Chickenfoot, has been a regular visitor and performer in Atlantic City. He also owns beach-styled bars in New York, St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Roseville, Calif.

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