Tropicana Atlantic City General Manager Steve Callender, Gilchrist Owners Denise Stamat and Mike Barham and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian commemorate the grand opening of the new Gilchrist location at Tropciana with a ceremonial slicing of pancakes.

Ready for some flap, Jack?

Earlier this week, Gilchrist Restaurant opened its newest location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Tropicana Atlantic City’s Chelsea Tower. This is the fourth location for the beloved comfort-food eatery and pancake house, which has other locations in Historic Gardner’s Basin (its landmark), Margate and Absecon.

The spot at Tropicana is housed in the former Teplitzky’s space in the former Chelsea Hotel. The ribbon cutting was attended by many, including but not limited to, Tropicana Atlantic City General Manager Steve Callender, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, and Gilchrist owners Denise Stamat and Mike Barham.

“We are thrilled to be able to open our first casino venture in Tropicana Atlantic City,” says Gilchrist Owner Barham. “We couldn’t be happier to be able to offer our signature menu — and blueberry pancakes — to Tropicana guests and the Boardwalk crowds.”

Tropicana Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tropicana Atlantic City Corp., acquired the mortgage for the closed Chelsea Hotel for an undisclosed sum in May.

“We are excited to introduce the Gilchrist to our Tropicana Atlantic City guests and bring this dining option to the community,” says Callender.

The new Gilchrist is located at 111 S. Chelsea Ave. in A.C. Go to for more.

— Pamela Dollak