In New Jersey and the mayor for Atlantic City has reportedly announced that one of his main goals for the coming year is to get the shuttered building that once housed the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino demolished.
According to a report from the Associated Press news service published by local radio broadcaster WKXW, Marty Small revealed the objective as part of a Thursday speech to a group of local business leaders before explaining that he hopes to one day be able to bring a new development to the 2.6-acre Boardwalk site.
The 39-story Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino was reportedly once owned by President Donald Trump and had featured 906 hotel rooms and a selection of restaurants as well as a 91,181 sq ft casino offering a plethora of slot and gaming table entertainments. However, the New Jersey facility was closed in September of 2014 following a downturn in the local gaming market while its current landlord, billionaire American businessman Carl Icahn, is purportedly currently attempting to get the state to help pay for its planned flattening.
The Associated Press reported that Trump was previously responsible for the Trump Taj Mahal, which closed in 2016 and has since been sold to Hard Rock International and re-opened as the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, alongside the building that currently houses the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. However, the news service detailed that the 73-year-old now has no business ties with Atlantic City and was even forced to go to court in October of 2014 so as to have his surname removed from the façade of the shuttered Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.
Small reportedly stated…
“My administration’s goal is to tear down the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. That’s not accepted in any other city but Atlantic City. It’s an embarrassment, it’s blight on our skyline and that’s the biggest eyesore in town.”