Former President Donald Trump’s Atlantic City casino, Trump Plaza Casino, was demolished on Wednesday. The once-successful casino was opened in 1984 and closed down in 2014. The casino was a hot spot for celebrities, athletes, and movie stars.
“Everyone from Hulk Hogan to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was the whole gamut of personalities,” Bernie Dillon, the events manager from 1984 to 1991, told the Associated Press. “It was like that a lot: You had Madonna and Sean Penn walking in, Barbra Streisand and Don Johnson, Muhammad Ali would be there, Oprah sitting with Donald ringside.”
Carl C. Icahn, an investor, bought the casino out of bankruptcy in 2016. There are no clear plans for the property, but Marty Small, Atlantic City’s mayor, hopes it becomes a destination for families.
“This is the best property in town,” Small said. “You don’t get this opportunity often.”
Just now: Former President Trump’s Atlantic City hotel is demolished.
Once a Boardwalk staple, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has been closed since 2014. pic.twitter.com/DM7eBB3gEY
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