Farewell, Trump Plaza
The Plaza is one of a number of closed casinos in NJ that shuttered in 2014 in a period of economic instability for the casino town.
The decision to blow up the Plaza will certainly be a new chapter in the history of AC.
Bye bye, Trump’s name
Now president, Donald Trump‘s name was once synonymous with AC. Now, the three resorts that once bore his name are soon to be gone.
Other than the Trump Plaza:
- Golden Nugget now runs the property that was once called Trump’s Castle and Trump Marina.
- Hard Rock International purchased the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal this year, with plans to reopen it with Hard Rock branding in 2018.
It’s an inglorious end for a property that once was a have for high roller and hosted some of the biggest prize fights of its day, including Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks bout in 1988.
Good news for AC that Trump Plaza is going away
The opportunity to build something new where the Trump Plaza now stands is going to be enticing, according to the Press of AC story:
Tearing down the Plaza could increase interest in the property, said Ken Calemmo, chief operating officer of Cooper Levenson and co-chair of the Economic Development Committee of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber.
“The first thing you need to recognize is that the Plaza has one of the best locations in the city,” Calemmo said. “It sits at the base of the expressway and in the center of the Boardwalk. You are guaranteed 29 million plus visitors passing by every year.”
What will go up in Trump Plaza’s place? We’ll likely have to wait until it’s reduced to rubble to find out.
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