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Demolition of Trump Plaza will raise funds for Atlantic City Club

Casino in Atlantic City is scheduled to be demolished next month, and city officials are hoping to turn the demolition event into a fundraiser, expecting more than $ 1 million. This casino is Trump Plaza and the winner of the bidding will be able to press the button and blow it up.

"I wanted to use the demolition of this place to raise money for charity."

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Little

Demolition Fundraiser

Demolition of the gambling facility, which was closed in 2014 and has since fallen into disrepair, making its demolition cheaper than rebuilding, will become a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club in Atlantic City. Demolition work on the property began earlier this year and what's left of the structure is set to be blown up January 29.

The auction period is to run from Thursday to January 19 and the club, which conducts extracurricular and summer recreational, educational and vocational activities for children and adolescents, commissioned an auction to a professional auction company that ends with a live auction among all top bidders to determine the winner.

The casino, which is in a prime location on the Atlantic City promenade, was opened by Donald Trump, a developer at the time, in 1984 During its boom, it hosted many high-caliber boxing matches with the current president. regularly.

The story of Atlantic City Trump

Trump Plaza closed its doors in 2014, along with three other casinos in Atlantic City that also closed. After closure, the gaming facility remained idle for 6 years, leading to large portions of its facade from one of the hotel towers to crack and hit the ground earlier this year. In another case, during a storm, debris from the decaying structure fell onto the promenade.

Trump's second casino, Taj Mahalalso closed for good in 2016, but unlike Trump Plaza, it was not left behind by the passage of time and is now operating as a casino Hard Rock. Trump Marina, the third casino Donald Trump owned in Atlantic City was sold in 2011 to billionaire and casino mogul Tilman Fertitta of Texas and was renamed Golden Nugget.

Once the Trump Plaza casino disappears, the land will open up, offering a chance to build something else, and Mayor Small said he was keen to discuss ideas with landowner Carl Icahn, who took ownership of the company Trump left in 2009. exit from the bankruptcy court in 2016

“The inner-city areas by the ocean do not open often. We have one chance to get it right.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Little

The demolition of the Atlantic City casino doesn't happen every day: the last one was in 2007, when the former Sands Casino was demolished to open up space for another casino complex that never appeared.

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