Rainforest Cafe sues Trump Plaza, seeks to operate after casino closing

A popular restaurant at Trump Plaza is suing the Atlantic City casino, asking a judge to permit it to keep operating after the casino shuts down on Sept. 16.

The Rainforest Cafe, whose parent company owns the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, wants a judge to force Trump Entertainment Resorts to allow the restaurant to stay open for 90 days after the closing.

That would give the cafe time to connect its own utilities and continue operating independently of the casino.

Steve Scheinthal, general counsel for Houston, Texas-based Landry's Inc., says the cafe's customers enter and leave through the Boardwalk, and have nothing to do with the casino.

The issue has also arisen this week with HQ, a club at the now-closed Revel, which also wants to stay open.