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January 26th, 2015 at 11:07:10 AM permalink
The Hard Rock Casino is again looking at AC. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/hard-rock-dips-toe-atlantic-city-casino-market-28493433
vendman1
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January 26th, 2015 at 2:02:03 PM permalink
I saw this article too. Weren't they originally going to build on the site where the Sands used to be? Just north of the Claridge? They cleared the site and everything but then never did anything. It's some kind of weird park now. Or was that the failed Pinnacle venture. Hard to say. Shame they can't buy the Showboat or the Revel. They'd do a better job for sure i would think.
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January 26th, 2015 at 2:20:13 PM permalink
What are they doing with Trump Plaza? I personally think that's one of the best locations in AC, it's one of the first things you see from the AC Expressway when you get into town and it's close to the Walk. They'd have to do a real overall but I think the bones are there. The Golden Nugget did a great job revamping the Trump Marina which always seemed "smelly moldy" to me and I always felt like the flooring was off kilter, like we were on a houseboat. (maybe then again that might have been the multiple Grey Goose on the rocks)
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January 26th, 2015 at 2:30:43 PM permalink
Quote: MrsHeartRN

. (maybe then again that might have been the multiple Grey Goose on the rocks)




Not that there is anything wrong with that!:)
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January 26th, 2015 at 2:43:04 PM permalink
Quote: vendman1

Weren't they originally going to build on the site where the Sands used to be? Just north of the Claridge?
Or was that the failed Pinnacle venture.

That was Pinnacle.

The Hard Rock was going to be on a lot about 2 blocks south of the Hilton, at the south end of Pacific Ave at Albany Ave. It's unclear if Hard Rock ever purchased that lot, but the plans got killed as a result of the lousy initial results posted by Revel.
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January 26th, 2015 at 2:43:50 PM permalink
Quote: vendman1

I saw this article too. Weren't they originally going to build on the site where the Sands used to be? Just north of the Claridge? They cleared the site and everything but then never did anything. It's some kind of weird park now. Or was that the failed Pinnacle venture. Hard to say. Shame they can't buy the Showboat or the Revel. They'd do a better job for sure i would think.

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I think they were going to build just south of the now closed atlantic club /hilton in partnership with Bashaw and Barr who own the Chelsea hotel.

I would wait until bankruptcy runs its course for AC. Pricing should be below dirt cheap for ocean front land /property.

I've been to a CCC meeting. What a farce this commission is, laughable.
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January 26th, 2015 at 2:46:25 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

That was Pinnacle.

The Hard Rock was going to be on a lot about 2 blocks south of the Hilton, at the south end of Pacific Ave at Albany Ave.



Bashaw and Barr paid 600 million just for the empty lots in that area. Probably can buy for 6 million now. They tried to get hard rock to bail them out.
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January 26th, 2015 at 3:41:30 PM permalink
I'd really like to see a makeover and rebirth of the Atlantic Club / Hilton site... and Hard Rock would be a nice brand to do it.

However, something like that-- and any new investment or expansion anywhere in A.C. just isn't going to happen.
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January 26th, 2015 at 5:27:13 PM permalink
I agree Atlantic Club would be an excellent candidate for a Hard rock casino. However, Caesar's ent. bought Atlantic Club at bankruptcy and placed a restriction on the deed basically forbidding a casino at that location. Ditto for Showboat and The Claridge.
Who knows perhaps the Chelsea can become the Hard rock? I am having trouble seeing anyone build a new casino from scratch. Lenders would shudder at the thought.
I really think a small place with little overhead has the best chance for success. Trump Plaza has an excellent location and no deed restriction. But is in dire need of much remodeling that doesn't come cheap.
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January 26th, 2015 at 6:10:43 PM permalink
Not trying to derail the thread, but isn't it so laughable when a New Jersey'er remembers all that fierce battle about those two ugly disgusting words that hurt so many, "Eminent Domain".????!!!!

The power and the hopes (erections) of the political garbage not that long ago.
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