UPDATE: The Bobby Flay Steak at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa will stay open through the end of the summer. The restaurant was originally slated to permanently close on June 30.

In a statement issued Tuesday morning, the Borgata and Fold Food (Flay's hospitality group) said they're working on finding a mutually beneficial time to transition the restaurant space.

The two groups have agreed to collaborate through the busy summer season. In the original announcement, the Borgata said the space would transition to a new concept owned and operated by Borgata and MGM Resorts International.

Back in April, both Bold Food and the Borgata said they "made the mutual decision to close the restaurant as part of the companies' evolving business strategies."

As you may recall, this is not the first restaurant in Atlantic City to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Buddakan and The Continental, operated by Philadelphia's Stephen Starr in the Playground Pier, have been closed since March 2020. Starr says neither restaurant will reopen.

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The Bobby Flay restaurant had been open since the casino first launched in Atlantic City in 2003. The Borgata is home to other fine dining eateries including Angeline by Michael Symon, Izakaya by Michael Schulson, and the Old Homestead Steak House.

Additional details on the Bobby Flay Steak closure date and venue concepts will be announced in the coming months, they say.

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